Planetary Exploration Newsletter Volume 2, Number 6 January 20, 2008


PEN Website: http://planetarynews.org
Editor: Matt Balme
Co-Editors: Mark V. Sykes, Nic Richmond
Email: pen_editor at psi.edu

1. [NASA] HQ Events at LPSC 2008

2. Lunar Geochemistry and Chronology Session at Goldschmidt Conference 2008, Vancouver, Canada

3. VEXAG Announcement

4. European Planetary Science Congress 2008 EPSC First Announcement and Call for Feedback

5. Job Opportunities for Two Research Associates: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) and High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE)

6. Planetary Meeting Calendar Additions


[NASA] NASA HQ EVENTS AT LPSC 2008

NASA Headquarters will host two events at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference that may be of interest to planetary science researchers. On Sunday, March 9, discipline scientists from NASA Headquarters will host a proposal writing workshop at the South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center. The workshop is open to all interested planetary scientists from senior graduate students on up and is free of charge. The morning session will focus on understanding NASA's research programs and will include information on how to write a research proposal, where to apply for funding, and what kind of feedback one can expect. Other opportunities for funding, such as participating scientist programs and education/public outreach add-on awards, will also be discussed. The afternoon session will be a Mock Peer Review for participants who are ready to apply for grants and want to understand what happens to their proposal after submission. To register, send an e-mail with your name, affiliation, and current position to

curt.niebur@nasa.gov.

On Tuesday, March 11, discipline scientists from the Planetary Science Division in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters will host an informal R&A reception at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. It's your chance to meet the people who manage the programs that provide funding for your research efforts and talk with them one-on-one. The event will run from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Harbour Club, and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Curt Niebur at

curt.niebur@nasa.gov.


LUNAR GEOCHEMISTRY AND CHRONOLOGY SESSION AT GOLDSCHMIDT CONFERENCE 2008, VANCOUVER, CANADA

Dear Community,

As co-conveners of the "Lunar Geochemistry and Chronology" Session at the upcoming Goldschmidt conference 2008, Vancouver, B.C., Canada from July 13th-18th, we would like to invite you to participate in this session and submit an abstract by March 1st, 2008. Accepted abstracts will be published in Geochimica et Cosmochmica Acta.

The focus of the session is:

The fields of lunar geochemistry and chronology have been revitalized in recent years by new global data obtained from orbit, numerous new lunar samples from randomly distributed locations in the form of lunar meteorites, and new and improved analytical techniques. This session focuses on the currently evolving outlooks that data from these various resources are providing in the fields of early differentiation of the Moon, mantle and crust formation and evolution, and lunar (Earth) impact history.

For more information:

http://www.goldschmidt2008.org/themeView?theme=1

Your participation is important to bring together several researchers in the community with your latest work and to creat good and productive discussions in the fields of lunar geochemistry and chronology.

For more information on the conference and themes:

http://www.goldschmidt2008.org/themes,

We look forward to your contributions! Please forward this message to others potentially interested.

Best Regards,

Vera Fernandes
Randy Korotev
Co-conveners Session01f

VEXAG ANNOUNCEMENT

The next Venus Exploration and Analysis Group (VEXAG) meeting will be held May 7-8, 2008 in Greenbelt, MD. Please visit the VEXAG website at

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/vexag/

for an update on news relevant to the Venus community from the VEXAG Chair.


EUROPEAN PLANETARY SCIENCE CONGRESS 2008 EPSC FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR FEEDBACK

The 3rd European Planetary Science Congress will take place at the University Muenster from September 22-26, 2008. This represents a cooperation between the EuroPlanet network and the European Geosciences Union. It is intended to provide an attractive platform to exchange and present results, develop new ideas and to network the planetary science community in Europe. It will have a distinctively interactive style, with a mix of talks, workshops and posters, intended to provide a stimulating environment for the community to meet. The meeting will cover the whole scope of planetary science. We therefore encourage you to prepare for session or workshop proposals.

We thank you for making the last EPSC in August 2007 a success with 430 participants from most fields of planetary science. In order to ensure a high scientific and technical quality of the next congress, we ask you to send any comments or feedback concerning the last meeting to Ralf Srama (ralf.srama@mpi-hd.mpg.de) or Manuel Grande (mng@aber.ac.uk).

Kind regards, Ralf Srama and Manuel Grande EuroPlaNet N6 Activity coordinators

Links

University Muenster http://www.uni-muenster.de/en/index.html

Town Muenster http://www.muenster.de/stadt/tourismus/en/

EuroPlaNet http://europlanet.cesr.fr

Congress Homepage (open soon)


JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR TWO RESEARCH ASSOCIATES: LUNAR RECONNAISSANCE ORBITER CAMERA (LROC) AND HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGING SCIENCE EXPERIMENT (HiRISE)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position (Research Associate) associated with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) experiment and the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE). Please go to:

http://www.hr.arizona.edu/

for a complete job description and to apply online referencing job #39985.

Applications are invited for a full-time Targeting Specialist position with the HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) project at the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona. Please visit

http://www.hr.arizona.edu

for a complete job description and to apply online. Reference job number 39994.

Quicklink: http://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=190412

For more information on HiRISE visit: http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu


PLANETARY MEETING CALENDAR ADDITIONS

Posted at http://planetarynews.org/meetings.html

March 26-28, 2008
Science with The Giant Magellan Telescope
http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/GMTMeeting/
Canberra, Australia

March 31 - April 3, 2008

From Exoplanets to Galaxy Clusters: Science with Astro-WISE http://www.lorentzcenter.nl/lc/web/2008/299/info.php3?wsid=299
Leiden, The Netherlands

August 3-8, 2008
International Radiation Symposium 2008
http://www.irs2008.org.br/site/index.php
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

August 25-29, 2008
Extrasolar Planets in Multi-Body Systems: Theory and Observations
http://www.astri.uni.torun.pl/~workshop
Torun, Poland

October 26-31, 2008
2008 Huntsville Workshop: The Physical Processes for Energy and Plasma
Transport across Magnetic Boundaries
http://hsvworkshop.msfc.nasa.gov
Huntsville, AL

June 22-24, 2009
Orlov's Conference: The Study of the Earth as a Planet by Methods of Geophysics, Geodesy and Astronomy (Devoted to the 100th anniversary of E.P. Fedorov)
Contact: Olga Bolotina (olga@mao.kiev.ua)
Kiev, Ukraine

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