Issue 12-23, September 17, 2012
1) REMINDERS 44TH DPS MEETING
2) INCLUDE THESE EDUCATION/OUTREACH EVENTS IN YOUR DPS PLANS
3) DPS 2012 MEETING SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
4) ASTRONOMY AMBASSADORS: A NEW PROGRAM FOR EARLY-CAREER ASTRONOMERS WHO WANT TO DO OUTREACH
5) NOAO CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2013A
6) JOB/POSITION OPPORTUNITIES
7) UPCOMING MEETINGS
REMINDERS 44TH DPS MEETING
DPS Registration Reminder
Late registration has begun for the DPS Reno meeting. If you have not registered you may use any of the options below.
Phone: 202-328-2010 ext. 106
If you are presenting an abstract you must register to attend the meeting.
Hotel Reservations : Hotel rooms are also filling up quickly. Make your room reservations now by going to https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=3192976
The hotel reservation deadline is 20 September 2012.
INCLUDE THESE EDUCATION/OUTREACH EVENTS IN YOUR DPS PLANS
A) Are you active in education & outreach, but looking for a way for your efforts to have a greater impact? Join us Sunday afternoon before the meeting for a special workshop "Boosting the Effectiveness of Your Education and Outreach Efforts". Topics include public lectures and outreach events, teacher professional development, getting into classrooms, as well as rticipant-selected topics. For each topic, research-based best practices, lessons learned, tips, available resources, and participant experiences will be explored. Possible funding sources will be presented. We'll be in the Teton Room at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino on Sunday, 14 October 2012 at 1:00pm-5:00pm.
B) A student outreach program at DPS 2012 is under development for Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in the science poster and exhibit area. Middle school students will sign up to take part in a variety of hands-on science activities. Volunteers are needed to help make this a great experience for the students. Check upcoming DPS emails for how to volunteer or directly contact LOC chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
C) An informal Meeting of Opportunity (MoO) for those active in E/PO is being planned during DPS. A very short survey for availability has been posted at the link below. Please check out the conference schedule (links below) to determine when you’ll be free to meet with some of your Planetary Science E/PO colleagues, and let us know as soon as possible!
D) Last but not least: the education sessions. They're on Thursday and Friday (Oct 18 and 19); details are below.
411. Education, Public Outreach, and History (Poster session)
Thursday, Oct 18, 2012, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Exhibit Hall
515. Education and Public Outreach (Oral session)
Friday, Oct 19, 2012, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Reno Ballroom
Keep you eye on future DPS emails for updates and additions!
Nick Schneider, email@example.com
DPS 2012 MEETING SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
The DPS LOC has started social media accounts for this year's Annual Meeting and beyond. Stay tuned for the latest news, announcements, and discussions.
DPS PLANETARY JOBS REGISTER NOW OPEN
DPS has developed and implemented a new Planetary jobs register, where you can find currently open jobs within the field of planetary science, broadly defined:
Each job listed has its associated position type, geographical location, category, title, and due date listed. Each of these fields can be sorted. The goal is for this DPS jobs site to become a central repository for any and all planetary jobs, from geochemistry to astrophysics. Posting of jobs is free. If you have a position to post, please fill out the jobs submission form at:
Please send any comments, questions, or suggestions to the DPS Jobs Czar at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ASTRONOMY AMBASSADORS: A NEW PROGRAM FOR EARLY-CAREER ASTRONOMERS WHO WANT TO DO OUTREACH
(Workshop Jan 5 & 6, 2013 at the Long Beach American Astronomical Society Meeting)
The American Astronomical Society (working with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and other organizations) is sponsoring a new program to support early-career astronomers (graduate students, post-docs, new faculty) with training, resources, and a web-based community for doing effective outreach to schools and to the public. If you are a new astronomer with an interest in spending a fraction of your time helping students or the public become more scientifically literate, this is an invitation to join our inaugural cohort.
For now, some of the costs are being underwritten by the AAS Council. The first workshop for the "Astronomy Ambassadors" program will be held before the January 2013 AAS meeting, where participants will spend two active, hands-on days learning techniques, examining selected materials, and getting to know each other and an existing community of astronomers who do and support outreach activities. Applications are due by no later than Oct. 24th.
For more about the program, see: http://aas.org/education/ambassadors
For more workshop information, visit: http://aas.org/meetings/aas221/ambassadors_workshop
To complete an online application, go to: http://aas.org/meetings/aas221/ambassadors_application
Andrew Fraknoi, Chair, Astronomy Program
Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd.,
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, USA
NOAO CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2013A
Due: 27 September 2012
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory announces the availability
of observing time for the 2013A semester, February 2013 - August 2013.
Time is available with the Gemini North and South telescopes, the
6.5-m telescope of the MMT Observatory, the 5-m Hale Telescope at
Palomar Observatory, and the telescopes of Cerro Tololo Inter-American
Observatory and Kitt Peak National Observatory. Details of
instrumentation, observing modes, schedules, and proposal submission
instructions are available at:
Proposals are due no later than 11:59pm MST (Mountain Standard Time)
on Thursday, 27 September 2012.
A) THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY TIER II CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR IN PLANETARY ASTRONOMY
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British
Columbia invites applications from outstanding candidates for a
tenure-track Canada Research Tier II Chair (http://www.chairs.gc.ca/) in
the field of planetary astronomy.
In this area, the Department of Physics and Astronomy has expertise in
solar system dynamics, small-body observations, transit studies of
extrasolar planets, and studies of planets in globular clusters;
associated research on planetary magnetic fields and internal structure
is performed in the UBC Earth and Ocean Sciences Department. Candidates
are sought whose research addresses issues related to the formation,
evolution, and characterization of planets and planetary systems beyond
Applicants must have a PhD Degree or equivalent, relevant postdoctoral
experience, an outstanding research record and a strong interest in
teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level in the department of
Physics and Astronomy. The successful candidate will be appointed at the
level of assistant professor, but a higher rank may be considered for
applicants with exceptional qualifications and experience.
Responsibilities of the position include establishing and conducting an
internationally competitive and externally funded research program,
effectively teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels,
supervising graduate students, and participating on service committees
for the department, university, and academic/scientific community.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.
All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome
applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal
persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual
orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and
knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.
The University is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples
and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Canada Research
Chairs are open to individuals of any nationality; offers will be made
in accordance with Canada Immigration requirements associated with the
Canada Research Chairs Program.
Dossiers must be complete by Nov. 6/2012, following the application
procedures found at http://www.phas.ubc.ca/employment
B) POSTDOC POSITION IN PLANETARY SEISMOLOGY: INSTRUMENTATIONS AND DATA ANALYSIS
Following the NASA selection of INSIGHT, the first Martian Geophysical Observatory to be launched in 2016 as Discovery mission 12, the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) and the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) are opening a three years postdoctoral position in the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP/Université Paris Diderot/CNRS), Paris, France.
65% of the position will be devoted to Insight SEIS project activities, with a focus on the analysis and interpretation of test data of the various models expected to be manufactured for the project (e.g. Actual Breadboards, Qualification, Flight and Spare models). The other 35% will be devoted to a Research program in Planetary seismology aiming to prepare the future INSIGHT data analysis with Earth and/or Moon seismic data. Missions activities will be defined by the SEIS VBB manager (S. de Raucourt, email@example.com), while the Research program will be co-‐defined with the SEIS investigation Lead (P. Lognonné, firstname.lastname@example.org).
The candidate must demonstrate experience in seismology and/or space instrumentation and/or low noise instrumentation with either a PhD or an Engineer diploma. Net income will be in the range of 2100-‐2300€/month depending on experience.
Due to ITAR regulation, this position is open to individuals with single national or third country/dual national of NATO and/or European Union countries, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, or Switzerland. The position is open as early as October 1st, 2012. Candidate proposal will be examined weekly until postdoc recruitment and early postdoc start will be strongly appreciated. After position completion and until the mission completion, the selected individual will remain an INSIGHT SEIS collaborator.
Proposals must be sent through E-mail to email@example.com with email subject: ‘SEIS INSIGHT Posdoc position’ and must contain:
• Motivation letter with proposed position starting date,
• CV with indication of citizenship
• one reference letter plus a list of 2 possible additional references with name, address, emails and professional relations, if any.
• a 3 pages description of the possible VBB testing challenges
• 3 page description of the proposed Research project
Additional informations : IPGP web site :
http://www.ipgp.fr INSIGHT web site : http://insight.jpl.nasa.gov/
INSIGHT movies of science goals and SEIS deployment :
SEIS Instrument and IPGP SEIS team description (in French)
C) THE EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE RESEARCH GROUP AT THE VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL SEARCHES COLLABORATORS (PHD & POSTDOCS)
in the framework of the Interuniversity Attraction Pole “PLANET TOPERS” Planets: Tracing Transfer, Origin, Preservation, & Evolution of their ReservoirS
Thanks to major funding from the Belgian Science Policy for the period 2012-2017, several positions at PhD and Postdoctoral levels are available at the VUB starting in October 2012 to work on habitability of planets and moons of our solar system. The positions are offered in the frame of an Interuniversity Attraction Pole « PLANET TOPERS ». http://iuap- planet-topers.oma.be provides a description of this research initiative and the partners.
For questions contact:
Philippe Claeys (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steven Goderis (email@example.com) by e-mail;
info on ESSC research we.vub.ac.be/~essc
A) DPS IN RENO RELATED MEETINGS
1) The program for the 44th DPS 2012 Meeting in Reno is now available at:
Oral and Poster Presentations
Information regarding Oral presentations and Poster guidelines and suggestions are available at psi.edu/dps12/abs.shtml.
If you have an oral presentation in Reno, you must upload your presentation to the Speaker Ready service. We encourage you to upload your presentation early at aasuploads.com. After your presentation has been uploaded, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email, please contact SpeakerReady@aas.org. If you have trouble uploading your presentation at the link above, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the session number, speaker number, last name, email address, and operating system.
2) THANK YOU TO OUR 44TH ANNUAL DPS MEETING SPONSORS!
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
NASA Exoplanet Science Institute
Southwest Research Institute, Boulder
The Boeing Company
University of Nevada, Reno
A) AT DPS
- Exoplanet Exploration Program Analysis Group 6
13-14 October, 7:30am-5:30pm
Organizer: Ozhen Pananyan, Ozhen_Pananyan@jpl.nasa.gov
- Planning Your Solar System Observations with JWST
14 October, 9:00am-12:00noon
Organizer: Stephanie Milam, Stefanie.N.Milam@nasa.gov
- NASA Grant Writing Workshop
14 October, 12:30pm-4:00pm
Organizer: Curt Niebur, email@example.com
- Boosting the Effectiveness of Your Education and Outreach Efforts
14 October, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Organizer: Nick Schneider, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Planetary Science on Commercial Suborbital Flights
14 October, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Organizer: Constantine Tsang, email@example.com
- Remote Observations of Rosetta Target Comet 67P
14 October, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Organizer: Rita Schulz, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Publishing Your Paper: A Guide for MSc and PhDs
16 October, 12:00noon-1:00pm
Organizer: Clare Lehane, email@example.com
- Women in Astronomy Discussion Hour
17 October, 12:00noon-1:30pm
Organizer: Kelsi Singer, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meeting of the IOPW Atmospheres Section
17 October, 3:30pm-5:00pm
Organizer: Ricardo Hueso, email@example.com
- Europa mission studies town hall
The Europa SDT is still hard at work, and will present an update of their activities at noon, Oct 16, at the Reno DPS. This Town Hall meeting will bring the community up to speed on the current status of the NASA descoped Europa Flagship mission studies. There will be about a half hour of presentations on the two mission concepts still being studied, followed by discussion. The planetary community is strongly encouraged to attend and provide feedback to the SDT, OPAG, and NASA.
B) 221ST AAS MEETING, LONG BEACH, CA 6-10 JANUARY 2013
Early Registration: 16 August - 13 September 2012
Regular Registration: 14 September - 15 November 2012
Late Registration: 16 November - 20 December 2012
Registration with On-site Fees: 21 December 2012 - 10 January 2013
Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, 1 October 2012. 9:00pm ET
Late Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, 3 December 2012, 9:00pm ET
Public Splinter Meeting Request Deadline: 15 November 2012
Private Splinter Meeting Request Deadline: 15 December 2012
Child Care Grant Requests Due: 5 December 2012
Hotel Reservation Deadline: 14 December 2012
C) NEXT OPAG MEETING, JANUARY 9-10, 2013, ATLANTA
The next Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) meeting will be held in Atlanta, Georgia in early January of next year. We will not get snowed out. Further details are forthcoming, but suggested agenda items and other requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
D) 10TH MEETING OF THE VENUS EXPLORATION AND ANALYSIS GROUP (VEXAG): Washington DC, 13-15 November 2012
The tenth VEXAG meeting will be held 13-15 November 2012. This 2-1/2 day meeting will be held at or near NASA Headquarters in downtown Washington, DC. The primary objective of this meeting is to review and update the Goals and Objectives for Venus Exploration. Time will be made available for science presentations as well as updates from the community on issues relevant to Venus science and exploration.
If you are interested in receiving future VEXAG emails please register for the VEXAG email distribution list at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/vexag/vexag.cfm.
Please watch for additional information regarding advance registration and details for the 10th VEXAG meeting at: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/vexag.
E) MAGNETOSPHERES OF THE OUTER PLANETS 2013
The 2013 MOP conference will take
Place on July 8 to 12 in Athens, Greece.
Registration and abstract submission open: January 7, 2013
Abstract submission deadline: May 1, 2013
Registration deadline: May 31, 2013
Nick Sergis, for the LOC
F) See also PLANETARY MEETING CALENDAR ADDITIONS
Posted at http://planetarynews.org/meetings.html