Issue 23-33, October 29, 2023
- AGU PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP SCIWS10 – WIDE OPEN: COCREATING INCLUSIVE SPACES IN PLANETARY SCIENCE
- EARLY-CAREER SURVEY FOR ATTENDEES WHO PARTICIPATED IN DPS-EPSC 2023 – PLEASE RESPOND BY NOV 6TH
- TRICK-OR-TREAT AND TELESCOPES
- ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FOR PLANET CHARACTERIZATION WORKSHOP OPENS OCT 31ST
- ICE GIANT SYSTEMS SEMINAR SERIES
- CURRENT TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR ICARUS AND THE PLANETARY SCIENCE JOURNAL
- JOB OPENINGS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
- IN MEMORIAM: RICHARD M. GOODY
GOING TO AGU? REGISTER TO ATTEND THE PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP SCIWS10 – WIDE OPEN: COCREATING INCLUSIVE SPACES IN PLANETARY SCIENCE
Sunday, December 10, 8 am – 3 pm Pacific time
Planetary scientists, astrobiologists (including students and early-career researchers) and informal educators are invited to join these activities and conversations around diversity and inclusion in engaging Black and Latinx audiences in the context of planetary science. Practice and share planetary science engagement approaches through a culturally inclusive lens, with a focus on building a shared understanding of the roles that science and cultural identities play in how we engage with diverse audiences. We will also enable participants to get to know each other, to create a supportive networking environment to support early career attendees, particularly those who are members of minoritized groups, and any who may struggle with the challenge of fitting into this large professional conference.
There will be an optional pre-workshop virtual session, to enable all participants to meet each other and to hear tips from experienced conference attendees about how to prepare for attending AGU. Stipends are available for those who attend the entire workshop.
EARLY-CAREER SURVEY FOR ATTENDEES WHO PARTICIPATED IN DPS-EPSC 2023 – PLEASE RESPOND BY NOV 6TH
To all early-career attendees who participated in the DPS-EPSC 2023 :
We hope you had a great time during the conference. If you enjoyed our events and would like to help us to improve them, we invite you to complete this survey. It only takes 5 minutes, and we will take your feedbacks into consideration for the next EPSC. We thank you in advance for your participation and look forward to seeing you in Berlin next year ! Johanna & Jules
link to survey : https://forms.gle/d97os8XMGnvmE2Qr8
TRICK-OR-TREAT AND TELESCOPES
The DPS is again encouraging its members to put up their telescopes on their lawns, neighbors’ lawns (with permission of course), or at school and community events.
See the announcement and flier with suggested viewing opportunities (Saturn, Jupiter, and a waning gibbous Moon):
Please send comments and pictures of your events to [email protected] so we can feature them in a future DPS talk (all contributors will be coauthors).
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FOR PLANET CHARACTERIZATION WORKSHOP OPENS OCT 31ST
The Planet Characterization in the Solar System and Galaxy Workshop will take place in Houston, TX and virtually from February 21—23, 2024. We will convene to describe, discuss, and debate the various planet classification schemes. We consider the needs of both astrophysics and planetary science, geophysics, ocean worlds studies, atmospheric studies, magnetospheric studies, and more, with the goal of informed scientific debate, education, and progress toward consensus classification schemes.
ICE GIANT SYSTEMS SEMINAR SERIES
The Ice Giant Systems Seminar Series showcases recent developments in scientific topics covering all aspects of the ice giant systems, including atmospheres, satellites, rings, magnetic fields, interior structures, and science related to formation and evolution.
Each seminar will host a guest speaker, followed by a lively discussion and community updates & news.
Events are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 11:00 AM ET.
We have a new website! To access the virtual seminar, view the seminar schedule, and “Stay Informed”, visit the series website here: http://icegiantsseminar.jhuapl.edu
CURRENT TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR ICARUS AND THE PLANETARY SCIENCE JOURNAL AND
The current issues for both DPS-affiliated journals are here:
The Planetary Science Journal:
JOBS, POSITIONS, AND OPPORTUNITIES
Recent openings and opportunities are listed below and more are at the link above.
- McDonald Observatory Mitchell Postdoc Fellow in Instrumentation
The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory announces competition for the Cameron Mitchell McDonald Observatory Postdoctoral Fellowship in instrumentation. This Fellowship is open to anyone with a Ph.D. in Astronomy or a closely allied field. Candidates are expected to have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. upon arrival, to reside in Austin, and to primarily work on-site. The successful applicant will join the McDonald Observatory instrumentation group and play an important, career-enhancing role in a current instrument project for the McDonald 2.7m telescope or the 10-m Hobby-Eberly Telescope. Candidates are encouraged to contact instrument team leads to discuss specific opportunities. The instrumentation group consists of astronomers and engineers and has a track record of delivering significant instruments and training the next generation of instrumentalists.
- Five tenure track Faculty positions open at the Institute for Astronomy, Hawaii
The Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa invites applications for tenure-track, Assistant Astronomer faculty positions. The IfA seeks to fill five positions starting Fall 2024, four in Honolulu (on the Manoa campus) and one in Hilo, as part of an ongoing faculty hiring plan through the 2020’s. All faculty regardless of location participate equally in the teaching program, research, and academic life at the IfA. The IfA has strong research groups in most areas of astrophysics, supported in part by access to all observational facilities on Maunakea and Haleakala, with significant expertise in extragalactic, time domain, stellar, exoplanetary, planetary, and solar astronomy, as well as astronomical instrumentation. Candidates in all areas of astronomy are encouraged to apply, and we are especially encouraging planetary astronomers. Submit Applications and reference letters via http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25782,3 by 17 November 2023.
- Postdoc Positions in Lunar Dust Mitigation at UMD
The Planetary Surfaces and Spacecraft Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park is hiring multiple postdoctoral researchers. We are looking for experimentalists with experience working with vacuum systems, plasma physics, and/or granular materials and an interest in developing technology to remove lunar regolith from spacesuits and solar panels. The goal of this project is to demonstrate the functionality of a specialized lunar “lint roller” that uses synthetic gecko skin to remove dust, rather than a traditional adhesive. Additionally, we will be developing a cleaning appliance to make the gecko roller reusable. One investigator will build and operationalize a new UHV chamber system and test the gecko roller at lunar-relevant pressures. Other investigators will design, build and test the efficacy of the cleaning appliance, which will rely on electrostatic lofting. The expected start date is Jan 2024 or earlier.
IN MEMORIAM: RICHARD M. GOODY
Richard M. Goody, a pioneer in the field of planetary atmospheres, died on August 3, 2023 in Cockeysville, MD. He was 102 years old.
Richard Goody was born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England on June 19, 1921. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1958 and became US citizens in 1965. He is survived by his daughter, Brigid Goody. His wife, Elfriede Goody, and his brother, Jack Goody, preceded him in death.
Dr. Goody attended Cambridge University from which he received a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1942. After military service during World War II, he returned to Cambridge to receive his PhD in 1949. He studied radiative transfer in planetary atmospheres. In 1958, he was appointed as Professor of Dynamic Meteorology and Director of the Blue Hill Observatory at Harvard. He remained at Harvard until his retirement in 1991.
Dr. Goody was a member of the National Academy of Sciences since 1970 and a member of the American Philosophical Society since 1999.
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