1) post-doc position in computational astrophysics at Luth (Meudon)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the area of computational astrophysics and numerical cosmology at the Laboratoire Univers et Theories (LUTH). The laboratory is one of the departments of the Astronomical Observatory of Paris with expertise in the field of theoretical and numerical astrophysics. We are seeking candidates with a strong background in computational hydrodynamics, although candidates with expertise from all area of numerical astrophysics will be considered.
The succesful candidate will work in collaboration with the computer science group and other members of the laboratory to the development of a new Adaptive Mesh Refinement hydrodynamics code for applications in astrophysics and cosmology. Candidates are expected to have a solid experience in computational physics.

The position is jointly funded by the ERC-StG "EDECS" and LUTH. The appointment will be for two years starting in September 2018, though a later starting date is negotiable. Candidates must hold a PhD by the date of appointment.

Interested candidates should send applications consisting of a CV, publication list and a short statement of research interest should be sent to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
Inquiries about the position can be sent to the same address. Applicants should arrange for a minimum of two letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Applications received by 20 January 2018 will receive full consideration, although later applications may be considered.


2) Final Cassini Science Symposium: Aug. 12-17, 2018, Boulder, Co.

The Cassini Project will host a five-day Cassini Science Symposium August 12-17, including a reception Sunday evening before the sessions. Poster attached.
The sessions will be held at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Invited and contributed talks will include the latest Cassini findings on the Saturn system, including the interpretation and synthesis of results.  Sessions will cover the following disciplines:  Rings, Titan, Icy Satellites, Magnetospheres and Saturn. This Symposium can serve as a springboard for future studies and space missions. Future mission posters are possible.

The symposium website can be found at  http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/2018-cassini-science-symposium/
Details, including key dates, registration and hotel information, and abstract instructions  be added to the website as known and will be sent in future announcements. Abstracts will be due 16 April, 2018. But for now, please save the dates.

If this announcement was forwarded to you and you would like us to add your email address to the contact list for future information, please contact Laura Bloom (see below).

We hope to see you there.

Larry W. Esposito
Chair, Symposium Organizing Committee

3) post-doc position in planetary/spacecraft dynamics in the Sao Paolo region

The Group of Orbital Dynamics & Planetology invites applications
for post-doc positions. There are 5 positions that will be funded by
FAPESP (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo). The
candidates must have experience on Planetary Dynamics and/or Spacecraft
Dynamics. The projects to be developed are in the following subjects:
- Orbits of satellites and planetary rings derived from space missions data;
- Attitude and orbit analysis for a mission to a triple asteroid system;
- Spin-orbit coupling in solar system dynamics;
- Dynamics involving small bodies under gravitational close approaches;
- Planetary Formation.

The projects will be developed in one of the following institutions:
I) São Paulo State University – UNESP in Guaratinguetá;
II) National Institute for Space Research – INPE in São José dos Campos;

Applicants should send a statement of research interest and a
curriculum vitae with a list of publications to:

Prof. Silvia Giuliatti Winter (email: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) Deadline of Applications: March 3, 2018


4) Upcoming short courses and field schools in planetary science (US/Canada)

Cosmochemistry - Origin and formation of the Solar System and planets
When: February 20 – February 25, 2018 in class, and April 4th 2018 for presentations (in class or remote)
Where: University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
Instructor: Dr. Audrey Bouvier (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)
Course webpage: http://cpsx.uwo.ca/training/graduate_student/courses/cosmochemistry_glps_9510.html

Planetary Surface Processes Field School
When: May 6 – 17, 2018
Where: Arizona and Utah, USA
Instructor: Dr. Gordon Osinski (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)
Course webpage: http://cpsx.uwo.ca/training/graduate_student/courses/planetary_surface_processes_field_school_planetsc_9605l.html

Remote Sensing and Image Analysis for Earth and Planetary Science
When: June 25 – 30, 2018
Where: University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
Instructors: Dr. Catherine Neish Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) and Dr. Livio Tornabene (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)
Course webpage: http://cpsx.uwo.ca/training/graduate_student/courses/remote_sensing_short_course.html


5) Online Courses in Astrobiology

Online Courses in Astrobiology is the first platform of online courses in astrobiology. It presents quality lectures in different disciplines related to
the search for the origin of life, and has been designed for upper level graduate students and recent postdocs, as well as interested and curious public. Lectures are presented by international experts and are available in French, English and Spanish (additional languages may be added later). Current courses can be found at  and are http://astrobiovideo.com/
and are continuously updated.

All lectures of the IAU Astrobiology 2017 conference held in Coyhaique in december, can be found there.


6) Summer School: Basics of Astrobiology: Vienna, Austria, 17-18 August 2018
Just before the IAU General Assembly 2018 in Vienna, a summer school on the topic of ”Basics of Astrobiology” will be organized at the Observatory of the University of Vienna. The school is associated with the IAU Symposium 345 ”ORIGINS: From the Protosun to the First Steps of Life” (scheduled for 20-23 August). The training school will cover the bascis of astrobiology, from the formation of stars and planetary systems to the early conditions of life on planets, including atmospheres and planetary interiors, and the formation and early evolution of life itself.

The school is open to all interested students and professionals, with an emphasis on graduate students, postdocs and young scientists. Registration is open and there is no registration fee for this Training School! To register, please send a short e-mail containing your name, institute/university affiliation, and dietary constraints to: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.. Acceptance is on a ”first come first served basis”. Space is limited, so register soon to secure a seat. Lunch (including a vegetarian option) and coffee breaks will be offered free of charge at the venue.

Please find additional info at:

Website: http://ninlil.elte.hu/boa/

Contact: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

We look forward to welcoming you in Vienna!

For the SOC:

M. Güdel, T. Lüftinger (Vienna)
M. Gargaud (Bordeaux)
B. Elmegreen (IBM, NY)
N. Haghighipour (Hawaii)
V. Toth (Budapest)


7) EPSC 2018 Berlin, Germany *** Call-for-sessions

Dear colleagues,

The 13th European Planetary Science Congress will take place at the
Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, from 16–21 September 2018.

We thank you for making last year's EPSC in Riga, Latvia, a great success.

As with the previous highly successful EPSC meetings, EPSC2018 provides
an attractive platform to exchange and present results, develop new
ideas and to network the planetary science community in Europe. A forum
you might say! 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 TU Berlin is located in the City West. Berlin is an attractive
capital city in the heart of Europe with lots of interesting historical
sites.

The success of EPSC is founded on the excellence of its sessions and
conveners. So we encourage you to make session or workshop proposals on
the conference website before 01 February 2018:

http://www.epsc2018.eu

The meeting will cover the whole scope of planetary science with
typically 50 sessions of different types.

We look forward to many proposals for exciting sessions and look forward
to seeing you in Berlin.

Best regards,

Maria Cristina De Sanctis
Scientific Organizing Committee Chair


8) Ph-D position in Louvain (Belgium) on « Evolution and Tracers of the Habitability Of Mars and Earth »


Thanks to a significant funding from the French-speaking and Dutch-speaking Communities, several universities in the North and South of the country have obtained funding to work on the project ET-HOME which is interested in understanding the habitability of the planets, and of the Earth and Mars in particular.

The contract for UCL is four years to carry out a doctoral thesis on the subject, and in particular, for the "Work Packages" which are the responsibility of UCL. For internal reasons, we first open the job for one year.

The scientist will have to work on the evolution of Mars' atmosphere, its greenhouse effect, transport in this atmosphere, meteorite impact erosion and the effects of volcanic degassing. The contract will start as soon as possible. Enthusiastic and motivated scientists are encouraged to apply.

The salary will follow the pay scales of UCL PhD students, which allows them to live comfortably.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR
The ideal candidate has a master's degree in science or engineering and combines many of the following characteristics:
-        Scientific curiosity
-        Strong interest in the field of space research and planetology
-        Learning fast, being creative, and having a pragmatic approach to problem solving
-        Experience in numerical modeling
-        Good knowledge of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, transport phenomenon (diffusion, advection, convection, ...)
-        Experience in the use and development of GCM (General Circulation Model) of Mars’ atmosphere or of any other body in the solar system that has an atmosphere would be an advantage
-        Ability to work in English.
HOW TO APPLY
Send a CV (include the grades) with a letter of motivation (all in PDF format) and if possible two or three references before January 28, 2018 to Veronique Dehant, Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser., Professor at UCL, with copy to Özgur Karatekin, Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser., scientist at the Royal Observatory of Belgium.
Start of employment: February 1st or March 1st, 2018.


9) COSPAR 2018 Pasadena July 14-22.

Please consider submitting a paper for the 42nd Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), to be held in Pasadena,  on 14-22 July 2018.
The deadline for submitting abstracts is 9 February 2018.  Among a very rich COSPAR space research programme, we call in particular your attention and invite you to submit abstracts for sessions:

COSPAR-18-B3.1: LUNAR SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION
Lunar science and exploration are having a renaissance with as many as twelve missions (and 18 vehicles) sent to Moon during the last "International Lunar decade". This session is aimed at discussing new progress in lunar science from recent missions, latest science results, newer insights into our understanding of Moon, modelling and synthesis of different scientific data, future missions, and science questions. It will include invited, contributed, and poster papers. Papers on new lunar mission concepts, instrumentation for the future missions, the upcoming lunar decade of landers and lunar robotic village, and preparations for human lunar exploration are also welcome in this session.

Sub-sessions:
Results from Recent Lunar Missions
Upcoming missions towards lunar robotic village
Concepts, studies, technology and support research towards future lunar exploration
Exploration interactive workshop


COSPAR-18-PEX.2: "Human Exploration on the Moon, Mars and NEOs"
The session COSPAR-18-PEX.2: "Human Exploration on the Moon, Mars and NEOs", co-sponsored by COSPAR Exploration Panel and Commissions B, F will include solicited and contributed talks and poster/interactive presentations.  It will address various themes and COSPAR communities: Sciences (of, on, from) the Moon enabled by humans; Research from cislunar and libration points; From robotic villages to international lunar bases; Research from Mars & NEOs outposts; Humans to Phobos/Deimos, Mars and NEOs; Challenges and preparatory technologies, field research operations; Human and robotic partnerships and precursor missions; Resource utilisation, life support and sustainable exploration; Stakeholders for human exploration. One half-day session will be dedicated to a workshop format and meetings/reports of task groups: Science, Technology, Agencies, Robotic village, Human bases, Moon & Mars Villages, Society & Commerce, Outreach, Young Explorers. COSPAR has provided through Commissions, Panels and Working Groups (such as ILEWG, IMEWG) an international forum for supporting and promoting the robotic and human exploration of the Moon, Mars and NEOS.

Sub-sessions:
Sciences (of, on, from) the Moon, Mars & NEOs enabled by Humans
Technologies, field research operations; Human and robotic partnerships; Resource utilisation, life support
Stakeholders for sustainable MoonMars/Neos Villages: reports from task groups: Science, Technology, Agencies, Robotic village, Human bases, Habitats design, Society & Commerce, Outreach, Young Explorers

 COSPAR-18-B3.1 and COSPAR-18-PEX.2 will also serve as 13th International Conference on Exploration and Utilisation of the Moon (ICEUM13) from the ILEWG ICEUM series started in 1994.   

All information concerning the scientific program may be found at:

http://cospar2018.org/assembly-information/general-assembly-information/
http://cospar2018.org/scientific-program/scientific-program-and-abstract-submission/


10) postdoctoral research position in planetary remote sensing in Beijing
The Planetary Remote Sensing Laboratory of Peking University (PKU) invites applicants for a postdoctoral research position in planetary remote sensing that is fully funded by the PKU Boya postdoc scheme.
 
The successful applicant will join a research group of planetary remote sensing that is led by Prof. Wenzhe Fa. Potential research topics include: 1) Near-surface properties of the Moon from radar observations. Radar scattering models from the lunar surface will be developed/updated and used to study polar craters for ice deposits, dark halo craters, and maria basalts thickness from recent lunar radar data (e.g., Earth-based Arecibo radar, Miniature Radio Frequency radar, Kaguya Lunar Radar Sounder, and Chang’E-3 Lunar Penetrating Radar). 2) Thermal properties of the lunar regolith. Using heat conduction equation and microwave radiative transfer equation, Chang’E-1/2 microwave radiometer and Diviner infrared radiometer data will be analyzed to investigate physical temperature and thermal properties of the lunar regolith. 3) Evolution of the lunar regolith. Using the recent high-resolution optical images of the Moon, thickness of regolith will be estimated based on crater morphology method and evolution of lunar regolith will be studied using a Monte Carlo simulation model. If the applicant has her/his own idea for any other project in the broad field of planetary remote sensing, I will be glad to support the application as well.  
 
Requirements
- Major in Remote Sensing, Geophysics, Geology, or a closely related field;
- Hold a doctoral degree for less than three years at the time of application;
- Strong programming skills with Matlab, C++/Fortran;
- Basic knowledge of remote sensing software;

- Good communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
The postdoc position is awarded for two years, and the annual salary is 270,000 RMB (1 RMB = 0.156$) including basic salary, housing allowance, and assurance. Travel expenses to international conferences will be provided by the lab. For details about this position and living in Beijing, please contact Prof. Wenzhe Fa.
 
To apply, please send a CV, publication list, and a 2-page statement of research interests by email to Prof. Wenzhe Fa (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) before February 20, 2018.  

11) 16th International Symposium on Experimental Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, Clermont-Ferrand, 17-21 june 2018
we are delighted to announce that the website is open for *Abstract **submission* and Registrationto the the Sixteenth International Symposium on Experimental Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry (*EMPG 16*) that will be held at *Clermont-Ferrand *(France) on *17-21 june 2018*.

http://empg16.lmv.uca.fr/

Please mark the date and help us in advertising this meeting by informing your students and colleagues by displaying the attached poster.

*Dealdine for abstracts will be 1st of March 2018.*

Additional Information is attached in the second circular.

With kind regards,

Nathalie Bolfan-Casanova, on behalf of the Organizing Comittee.

PS: My apologies for the multiple posting.

_Organizing Comittee:_
Nathalie Bolfan-Casanova
Ali Bouhifd
Maud Boyet
Tahar Hammouda
Ken Koga
Didier Laporte
Muriel Laubier
Geeth Manthilake
Julien Monteux
Anne-Magali Seydoux-Guillaume

12) ESA Research Fellowship in In Situ Resource Utilisation

ESA have opened a Research Fellowship position to support preparations for the future utilisation of lunar resources.

https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=5121&company=esa&username=

 An emphasis is placed on the potential utilisation of cold trapped lunar volatiles, including water ice, and the chemical reduction of lunar minerals.  The research to be performed should be related to one or more of the following:
•             lunar resource prospecting through in-situ measurements and remote sensing
•             laboratory analysis of lunar materials
•             lunar regolith excavation, handling and beneficiation
•             handling and preservation of ices in the lunar environment
•             resource extraction or processing
 
The Research Fellow will be based at ESA ESTEC ( http://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESTEC ), and will work closely with the both Lunar Lander Team and Strategy and Innovation Team in the Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration. The role of the Fellowship and research performed is to support In-Situ Resource Utilisation aspects of ESA’s exploration activities, including the PROSPECT resource analysis package on Luna-27 (http://exploration.esa.int/moon/59102-about-prospect/) and future mission studies and technology developments. The research will be targeted at work that supports the integration of these activities into an overall strategy for ISRU. This is likely to involve working closely with different groups within ESA, science and technology research communities in academia and the private sector.
 
Where needed, access to laboratories or research facilities, in particular those existing within ESA-ESTEC, and resources needed to support research activities may be agreed on a case by case basis.


13) Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference in Baltimore, MD from August 5-9, 2018
We invite you to submit an abstract to the upcoming session entitled “Planetary Building Blocks and the Techniques Needed to Analyze Them” at the Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference in Baltimore, MD from August 5-9, 2018. The abstract submission deadline is February 15, 2018.

Symposium Description:

After successful missions to collect solar wind (NASA Genesis), cometary dust (NASA Stardust), and asteroidal regolith (JAXA Hayabusa) and with the successful launches of the JAXA Hayabusa2 and NASA OSIRIS-REx missions, the planetary-materials community is firmly within the era of sample return. The proposed symposium solicits papers that use microscopy and related techniques to explore the origins of planetary materials. We welcome contributions that discuss a range of topics including but not limited to: current analytical approaches, developments in new characterization strategies, developments in spatial and spectral resolution for pushing spectroscopic detection sensitivity and precision, and new protocols for sample handling.

Please find the template and submission instructions here:

https://www.microscopy.org/MandM/2018/program/submit.cfm

Thank you,

Tom Zega, University of Arizona

Michelle Thompson, NASA Johnson Space Center

Emma Bullock, Carnegie Institution for Science


14) workshop: "High Resolution Spectroscopy for Exoplanet atmospheres workshop - Nice, 1-5 October 2018"

Dear colleagues,

We are glad to annonce the "High Resolution Spectroscopy for Exoplanet atmospheres (HoRSE)” workshop that will
be held in Nice at the Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur from 1 to 5 October 2018.
Website: http://horse.sciencesconf.org

The registration is 120 euros and includes lunch and coffe breaks. The social dinner costs 36 euros: https://horse.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/5
We encourage everybody, and in particular PhD and Postdoc, to apply and to submit a contribution: https://horse.sciencesconf.org/submission/submit
We provide some financial support for young researchers, please apply before April 30th 2018: https://horse.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/1

IMPORTANT DATES
January, 2018: First announcement. Registration is OPEN
April 30th, 2018: Deadline for financial support request check here for information
June 30th, 2018: Deadline for registration and abstract submission
October 1st, 2018: The workshop starts

Looking forward to see you in Nice in October,
Andrea Chiavassa and Matteo Brogi on behalf of the SOC


15) Summer school on "sample return from small solar system bodies", Alpbach (Austria), July 17-26

This year, sixty European engineering and science students will be chosen to participate in the 42nd edition of the Summer School Alpbach, a ten-day learning opportunity held in the beautiful Austrian Alps. Participants will be engaged in an in-depth learning experience, attending stimulating lectures on various aspects of space science and engineering, and working intensely within smaller groups to define and design a space mission under the supervision of noted scientific and engineering experts within the field.

The topic of the Summer School Alpbach 2018 is “Sample return from small solar system bodies“. Students at the Alpbach Summer School 2018 will be informed about past achievements and current issues, and will be invited to propose ideas to study the solar system’s small bodies directly in situ with spacecraft and, ideally, returning samples to Earth in order to develop a much wider understanding of these small bodies, their properties, and what they can tell us about the evolution of the solar system.

Four student teams will define the scientific objectives of a space mission and will provide a preliminary end-to-end design of spacecraft, scientific instruments as well as mission and science operations that will meet their stated objectives. You and your team will be responsible for selecting and researching the problem to be addressed by your space mission, for cooperatively working with team members to meet difficult deadlines, and for developing your own working style.
For more info, visit https://www.summerschoolalpbach.at/

application deadline March 31, 2018

1) Post-doc positions in protoplanetary discs / planet formation, University of Leicester


Dear colleagues,

I'm writing to draw your attention to a new post-doctoral position (or positions) at the University of Leicester:
https://ig5.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_UniversityOfLeicester01.asp?newms=jj&id=101425
https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/8f4ccfa9

Funding is available for three years from May 2018, but the starting date is negotiable; we can potentially consider dates as late as September/October.  We are ideally looking for applicants with experience of modelling protoplanetary discs and/or planet migration, but encourage applications from any candidates with a strong background in theoretical/computational astrophysics.  The deadline for applications is January 31st 2018.

I would appreciate it if you bring this message to the attention of any PhD students or post-docs who are currently on the job market. And please feel free to contact me with any questions about the job.

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year,
Richard Alexander


2) EGU 2018 Last call for Abstracts: Outer planets Session and Cassini Symposium

please be informed of the following session and Union Symposium at the next EGU in Vienna, 8-13 April 2018.

https://www.egu2018.eu/

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PS3.1 Outer Planets Systems

Please consider submitting an abstract to the session PS3.1 on Outer Planets Systems of the EGU General Assembly, to be held 8-13 April 2018, in Vienna, Austria, see:

https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/abstractsubmission/28491

The abstract submission deadline is 10 Jan 2018, 13:00 CET. Please note that this year late abstracts can only be accepted after approval by the Programme Committee; it also will entail a late abstract fee.

The PS3.1 EGU  session welcomes abstracts on the outer planets and Pluto systems, including their internal structures, atmospheres, magnetospheres, satellites and rings and coupling processes within those systems. A significant part of the session will be devoted to the Cassini-Huygens mission, including the Cassini Grand Finale Mission. Abstracts on observations from space and from the ground are also solicited. Supporting laboratory investigations and concepts for future space missions and Earth-based observations are also relevant to this session.

The Conveners: A. Coustenis, S. K. Atreya , O. Witasse , N. Altobelli , D. H. Atkinson , J-P. Lebreton , L. Spilker, C. Plainaki

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Also please note the Union Symposium : US3 celebrating the Cassini meeting with invited talks on different aspects of the mission :

US3: Cassini and future perspectives for the exploration of the outer solar system

The Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn has been an exemplary opportunity to the success expected from a large space mission built on international collaboration with ambitious goals. During 13 years, Cassini-Huygens has returned a huge amount of data that have been analysed and interpreted to enhance our understanding of the Saturnian system as a whole and not only (the investigations have bearing to our own planet and the formation of the Solar System as a whole). The mission ended in a dramatic plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere on September 15, 2017 sending back in-situ data as long as possible.  The final year of the mission included 20 “Ring-Grazing” orbits just outside the rings and a series of 22 highly inclined “Grand Finale” orbits with closest approach between the innermost D ring and Saturn’s upper atmosphere.   During the last half orbit, Cassini’s in-situ instruments were configured to collect atmospheric data until spacecraft signal was lost.  Both mission phases enabled the opportunity for unique science observations including: probing of gravitational and magnetic field moments to higher order and precision; determining the ring mass; in-situ sampling of the plasma environment, upper atmosphere and exosphere; and imaging both Saturn and rings at high resolution.  Already data obtained on these orbits have led to surprising initial results.  This Union Session will feature invited reports on the amazing discoveries that this mission brought and the new understanding we have gained of the Saturnian system.

Conveners: Stephanie C. Werner, Özgür Karatekin , Athena Coustenis , Linda Spilker , Scott Edgington


3) EGU 2018 Last call for Abstracts: PS1.11 Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets

Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting an abstract to the session PS1.11 on
Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets of the EGU General Assembly to be held
8-13 April 2018, in Vienna, Austria:

http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/28542

The abstract submission deadline is 10 Jan 2018, 13:00 CET Please
note that this year late abstracts can only be accepted after approval by
the Programme Committee; it also will entail a late abstract fee.

This session focuses on the atmospheres of Venus, Mars and Titan, from
the boundary layer to their exospheres. Given the recent missions to
these bodies, the research on planetary atmospheres and their evolution
is blooming with new results. We welcome you to share your work with the
community as contributions discussing any aspect of the neutral
atmospheres of terrestrial planets. Contributions dealing with the
atmospheres of terrestrial-like extrasolar planets are also welcomed.

Please feel free to circulate this email.

Hope to see you in Vienna!

On behalf of the conveners
Francisco González-Galindo and Arnaud Beth


4) EGU 2018 Last call for Abstracts: PS4.2/BG8.2 Habitability and origin of life: From Early Earth to the Solar System and Beyond

We would like to draw your attention to the following two sessions to be held at the EGU General Assembly in Vienna, 8-13 April 2018:
 
PS4.2/BG8.2 Habitability and origin of life: From Early Earth to the Solar System and Beyond
convened by T. Spohn, V. Dehant, E. Javaux, L. Noack, and C. Szopa.

The aim of this session is to discuss the possible conditions and habitat for the origin and persistence of life in the solar system and beyond with emphasis on Earth, terrestrial planets, icy moons and exoplanets. We are interested in the conditions for habitability, the signatures of life, and the possible links between habitability and the evolution of planetary reservoirs (atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, interior).

We invite contributions of relevance to the topic from all fields of Planetary Sciences and Biogeoscience including e.g., formation and structure of planetary bodies in the habitable zone, interior dynamics (convection, plate tectonics, and magnetic field), atmospheres, impacts and planetary evolution, geological evidence on Martian habitability, biogeochemical interactions, extremophiles and the limits of life, preservation and detection of biosignatures, mission concepts for exploration of planetary habitability.

http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/28524

PS4.1 Exoplanets: Observations and modeling
convened by Lena Noack, James Cho, Daniel Winterhalter, Yann Alibert and John Lee Grenfell.

A main goal of this session is to discuss the observations, formation and atmosphere/interior dynamics of exoplanets.
This includes recent observations of exoplanets from spacecraft and from ground-based observatories as well as papers discussing the status of, and/or plans for, future observations.
Further, theoretical and numerical models, in particular those that interpret or provide support for present and future observations, will be of strong interest.
Another topic of high interest pertains to the availability and observation of organic matter in planetary systems.

http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/28520

Abstract submission deadline: 10 Jan 2018

We would highly welcome your abstract in one of our sessions!

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna,
The conveners of PS4.1 and PS4.2/BG8.2


5) IAU general assembly: "recent advances in planetary astronomy", Aug. 24 & 27, Vienna

We would like to announce ​a two-day mini-conference on recent advances on planetary astronomy.

The conference is organized by the IAU Division F (Planetary Systems & Astrobiology)

in conjunction with the 30th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union

that will be held in August 2018 in Vienna. The purpose of this program is to bring together

researchers from all fields of planetary astronomy (Solar system and extrasolar planets)

to present their new findings in form of oral and poster presentations, and discuss the current

state of research in our field. The website of the conference can be found at

 

http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/planetsdays2018/


​The conference is held on August 24 & 27​, 2018 during the IAU General Assembly.

Registration is now open and abstracts are accepted from all fields of planetary astronomy for oral and

poster presentations. The deadline for early registration discount is January 31. Participants in this

workshop will receive admission to all scientific activities of the IAU General Assembly including the

Focus Meeting 1 on asteroid families, IAU Symposium 345 on the origin of life and planetary systems,

and a training school in Astrobiology held on August 17-18, 2018 by the University of Vienna.

 

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna.

Nader Haghighipour

President of the IAU Division F


6) Job opening at Australian National University Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre

 If you feel excited when the words “space” and “lasers” come together in the same sentence, this job announcement is for you!
An exciting opportunity has just come up for a motivated and talented Researcher or Engineer to join the Australian National University Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) at Mount Stromlo Observatory near Canberra (http://rsaa.anu.edu.au/aitc).
The ANU AITC is leading the development and installation of the first adaptive optics-assisted ground-based telescope for laser tracking and manoeuvring of space debris. The system will be deployed on Mount Stromlo this year (2018) in the context of the Space Environment Management Cooperative Research Centre (SERC), also headquartered at Mount Stromlo Observatory.
More information on this and other projects undertaken by the ANU AITC to image satellites and space debris, and mitigate the threat of space missions and assets colliding with space debris can be found on the SERC web site at: http://www.serc.org.au
There are two 12-month fixed-term positions open to enable candidates with a preference for either an academic or a professional position to apply:
- A Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A) or Research Fellow (Level B) position - Please apply at: http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/519204/postdoctoral-fellowresearch-fellow
 
- An Instrumentation Engineer (ANUO7) position - Please apply at: http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/519205/instrumentation-engineer
 
This position will be open until filled, with a desirable starting date in early to mid-February 2018. The first round of applications will be reviewed on 10 January 2018. Interested applicants should apply as soon as possible.
For additional information, please contact: Associate Professor Celine d’Orgeville, by e-mail: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. or phone: +61 2 6125 6374.
The ANU AITC offers a supportive environment for parents and carers. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion
ANU also actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Dr. Marc Norman
Research School of Earth Sciences
The Australian National University
Canberra, ACT 0200 Australia
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7) Europlanet/VESPA open call
The 3rd annual Europlanet/VESPA call for Planetary Science Virtual Observatory data services is now open.

Our goal is to select 5 projects. The selected teams will be invited to a 1-week workshop to help them install and design their service, and to open it to the users community. These data services will be accessible from the VESPA portal (http://vespa.obspm.fr) and other VO tools.

The workshop will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from April 16 to 20, 2018, at Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Czech Academy of Science.
Details and application form are available here:  http://www.europlanet-vespa.eu/call2018.shtml
Deadline for application is 23 February 2018.

Teams which are beneficiaries of the Europlanet2020 contract are welcome to attend the workshop on their own funding - please contact us in advance so we can scale the venue correctly.

Best regards, and happy new year
Stéphane Erard and the VESPA team

 

1) 9th Workshop on Catastrophic Disruption in the Solar System. May 14 - 17, 2018, Kobe

9th Workshop on Catastrophic Disruption in the Solar System (CD9)

Date: May 14 - 17, 2018
Venue: Ikuta shrine (Ikuta Jinja Kaikan), Sannomiya, Kobe, Japan

http://www.impact-res.org/CD2018/Catastrophic_Disruption_2018/Welcome.html


IMPORTANT DATES:

Abstract submission and registration open: Jan. 9, 2018
Deadline for abstract submission and application for early registration: Feb. 28, 2018
Final deadline for application of registration, and excursion & banquet: April 9, 2018


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM:

CD9 will take place over 3 and 1/2 days, with both morning and afternoon sessions on May 14, 15 and 17, and a morning session on May 16. The program will include both invited and contributed talks divided across the following four research areas:

1- Observations and Missions
2- Experiments and Scaling Laws
3- Simulations/Modeling
4- Meteorites

Invited speakers are:
Jean-Baptiste Vincent (DLR, Germany)
Kevin Walsh (SwRI, USA)
Andy Cheng (APL/JHU, USA)
Desiree Cotto-Figueroa (Univ. Puerto Rico)
Masahiko Arakawa (Kobe Univ., Japan)
Angela Stickle (APL/JHU, USA)
Megan Burk-Syal (LLNL, USA)
Nicole Lunning (Smithsonian Inst., USA)
Guy Libourel (Obs. Cote d'Azur, France)

Since we want to leave enough time for discussions, there may be more abstracts submitted than can be accommodated as talks. For authors of abstracts which are accepted but not selected to give contributed talks, electronic posters (one page, PDF format) will be requested. These posters will be put on the workshop website during the workshop for discussion. In addition, there will be a time slot in the program for three-minute oral presentations for the presenters of these posters.


ABSTRACTS AND REGISTRATION:

Abstracts submission and registration will have to be done by the online tool linked from the meeting website. Upon submission, the participant should create an ID account, log in the registration site of the workshop, and fill the registration application form and abstract submission form on the web site. More details will be available on the web site (CD9 web > Abstracts & Registration) at the time of the opening of abstract submission and registration.

The SOC will make decisions on abstract acceptance and will notify the decision by March 9, 2018. The program will be available by the end of March.

If the number of participants exceeds the capacity of the workshop (about 75 participants) at or after the deadline of the early registration, we will close the registration before April 9.


PAYMENT:

No payment is required at the time of application for registration.
Participants should pay the registration fee by cash in Japanese yen at on-site registration. The LOC won’t accept credit card nor foreign currency.

Rates for professionals are:
Early registration rate: 12,000 JPY (until Feb 28, 2018, JST)
Late registration rate: 15,000 JPY (after Feb. 28 and until April 9, 2018, JST)

Rates for students are:
Early registration rate: 8,000 JPY (until Feb 28, 2018, JST)
Late registration fee will be 10,000 JPY (after Feb. 28 and until April 9, 2018, JST)

Registration for professionals & students includes admission to scientific sessions, meeting materials, beverage and refreshments during sessions and breaks, and admission to the Sunday ice breaker at Center for Planetary Science (CPS), Kobe University.
The registration fee DOES NOT include the fee of excursion & banquet.

The rate for excursion & banquet for registered professionals and students is 12,000 JPY.

The rate for accompanying person is 12,000 JPY for the three social events and admission to the venue.

On-site registration is available on the evening of Sunday, May 13 at CPS, and from Monday, May 14 to Thursday, May 17 at the venue.


SOCIAL EVENTS:

There will be an excursion and two evening social events for all CD9 Workshop participants and their registered accompanying persons.

Sunday evening, May 13: Ice breaker - at CPS located in the Port Island.

Wednesday afternoon, May 16: Excursion - Bus tour to Himeji Castle. Himeji castle is an old beautiful castle. It is one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan.

Wednesday evening, May 16: Banquet - A dinner cruise to enjoy the illumination of Kobe city and a long suspension bridge, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.

TRAVEL:

There are direct flights to Kansai Airport (KIX) from abroad. If you land on Tokyo/Narita first, you can fly to either Kobe Airport (UKB), Osaka Airport (ITM), or Kansai Airport (KIX). You can also come by trains; a local train to the Tokyo Station and a super-express train (Shinkansen) from Tokyo to the Shin-Kobe Station. The expected time from the airports and the Shin-Kobe station to downtown Kobe (Sannomiya) are:

From KIX terminal 1: 65 min. by Airport Limousine (1,950 JPY)
From UKB: 30 min. by Port Liner (330 JPY)
From ITM: 40 min. by Airport Limousine (1,050 JPY)
From Shin-Kobe Sta.: 20 min. by walk (subway, taxi, and local bus are also available)


ACCOMODATION AND OTHER INFORMATION:

Available in the 1st circular.
http://www.impact-res.org/CD2018/Catastrophic_Disruption_2018/Welcome_files/1st_announcement.html

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SOC:
Neyda Abreu (Pen State University, USA) and
Patrick Michel (Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, Nice, France), co-Chairs
Erik Asphaug (University of Arizona, USA)
Bobby Bus (University of Hawaii, USA)
Adriano Campo Bagatin (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
Dan Durda (Southwest Research Institute, Boulder CO, USA)
Kevin Housen (University of Washington, USA)
Akiko Nakamura (Kobe University, Japan)

LOC :
Akiko Nakamura (Kobe University), Chair
Masahiko Arakawa (Kobe University)
Naoyuki Hirata (Kobe University)
Keiji Ohtsuki (Kobe University)
Fumihiko Usui (Kobe University)
Minami Yasui (Kobe University)

This workshop is supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Core-to-Core Program "International Network of Planetary Sciences”, and CPS of Kobe University.


2) poste de DR2 en section 4, avec possibilité  de recrutement externe, pour le GSMA, Reims

(http://www.univ-reims.fr/gsma/).

La thématique de la section 4 - Atomes et molécules, optique et lasers,
plasmas chauds - inclut explicitement la spectroscopie atomique et
moléculaire appliquée à l'astrophysique. Ce concours peut donc concerner
des candidats produisant une recherche à l'intersection des thématiques
de la section 4 et des activités de planétologie du GSMA (atmosphères
planétaires et exoplanètes).

Pour information:
* Site de la section 4:
  http://www.cnrs.fr/comitenational/sections/section.php?sec=04
* Site du concours :
  http://gestionoffres.dsi.cnrs.fr/fo/offres/detail-fr.php?&offre_id=9
* Site du GSMA :
  http://www.univ-reims.fr/gsma
* Equipe planétologie du GSMA:
  https://planeto.univ-reims.fr/

Contacts :
Directeur du GSMA / Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
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3) EGU 2018 Extraterrestrial Seismology Session - 8-13 April 2018, in Vienna

This session discusses advances in seismic instrumentation and seismological methodology aimed at investigating terrestrial planets, icy moons, and small bodies.

We welcome contributions presenting (1) robust and low-power seismic instrumentation adequate for space, including new deployment and sensor concepts: miniaturization, rotational sensors, or sensors for atmospheric recordings of seismic waves; (2) seismological methods adaptable to cases of limited data availability or harsh conditions on extraterrestrial bodies: dealing with single-station setups, scarce networks, strong background noise, lack of meta-deta etc.; (3) insights obtained from previous and recent missions such as Apollo and Rosetta, preparations for seismic data processing of the InSight mission to Mars, as well as simulations of seismic experiments on asteroids, comets, icy moons etc.

We especially invite contributions presenting seismological experiments in challenging, i.e. analogue terrestrial environments, e.g. experiments on (floating) ice, in the oceans, or in deserts.

Please consider submitting an abstract to the session PS5.3/SM1.03
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/28537
The abstract submission deadline is 10 Jan 2018, 13:00 CET.

Best regards,
Stefanie Hempel, Brigitte Knapmeyer-Endrun, Martin Knapmeyer, Savas Ceylan, Simon C. Stähler


4) Research Associate in Planetary Physics, Imperial College London, deadline 10 January 2018

please find below an opportunity at ICL:

Research Associate in Planetary Physics, Imperial College London.
Closes: 10th January 2018
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BGJ963/research-associate-in-planetary-physics


5) ESLAB-52 Symposium "Comparative aeronomy and plasma environment of terrestrial planets", 14-18 May, 2018, ESTEC

we would like to remind you about the ESLAB 52 symposium
Comparative aeronomy and plasma environment of terrestrial planets
to be held on 14-18 May 2018 at ESTEC/ ESA in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

Below you can find description of the symposium.
In the beginning of January we will open the web site and call for abstracts
with submission deadline in the beginning of February. We will inform you accordingly.

We would like to strongly encourage you to participate in the symposium.
Please distribute this message among your colleagues working in the field.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

Dima Titov and Bruce Jakosky
Convenors of the Symposium
_____________________________________________

ESLAB-52 Symposium
Comparative aeronomy and plasma environment of terrestrial planets
14-18 May 2018, ESTEC/ ESA, Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

Processes in the upper atmospheres, ionospheres and magnetospheres of terrestrial
planets and their interactions with the solar wind are of great importance for our understanding
of atmospheric losses to space and evolution of climates. Spacecraft observations
at Mars, Venus, Earth and Titan, as well as Moon, Mercury and other atmosphere-less bodies
provided a wealth of data that allow characterization of  the processes in all their diversity
and in a comparative manner. The wide range of boundary conditions found in the Solar System
provides tremendous input into understanding evolution of the atmospheres of exoplanets
as driven by aeronomy processes.

The symposium will address the processes in the upper atmospheres and plasma envelopes
of all terrestrial planets, including escape and atmospheric evolution.
The experimental results from MAVEN, Mars Express, Venus Express, Pioneer-Venus, Cluster, Swarm, Messenger
and other space missions will form the basis of the symposium programme.
They will be complemented by results from theoretical investigations and numerical modelling.
The symposium will be organized with 5 days of sessions that will include invited summary talks,
oral presentations, poster sessions and discussions.


6) Virginia Initiative on Cosmic Origins (VICO): Postdoc positions

We are pleased to announce the new Virginia Initiative on Cosmic Origins (VICO) that, with Eric Herbst and others, we are helping to set up at the University of Virginia. Please see

http://cosmicorigins.space/

for more information.

There are three or more Cosmic Origins postdoctoral fellowships (Jan. 15th deadline) being advertised as part of this initiative, including fellowships in partnership with Chalmers and MPE:

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/c0b0a45b

We expect there will be workshops and conferences hosted by VICO in the coming years and we look forward to welcoming you to Charlottesville in the near future!

Best regards,

Jonathan Tan


7) Call for abstracts at the AOGS 2018, 3-8 June, Hawaii

we invite you to submit abstracts to the following sessions taking place at the upcoming AOGS 2018 (June 3-8, 2018) in Hawaii.


The abstract submission deadline is 19 January 2018.

More information can be found on the AOGS website:
http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2018/public.asp?page=home.htm


PS6: Magnetospheres, Atmospheres, Exospheres of Outer Planets and Their Satellites

This session welcomes papers about magnetospheres, atmospheres, exospheres of outer planets and their satellites with special emphasis on observations (both from space and from the ground), modelling, and theoretical interpretation. Abstracts on satellite interactions with their neutral and charged environments, supporting laboratory investigations and concepts for future spacecraft missions and investigations are also relevant to this session. We especially welcome papers about the Cassini mission Grand Finale time period as well as results from the most recent Juno data.

Conveners:
Dr. Norbert Krupp (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany), Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Dr. Linda Spilker (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States), Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
Dr. Scott Bolton (Southwest Research Institute, United States), Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. 

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PS16 : Cassini’s Grand Finale Science Highlights and Discoveries

Session Description The Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn ended in a dramatic plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere on September 15, 2017 sending back in-situ data as long as possible.  The final year of the mission included 20 Ring-Grazing orbits just outside the rings and a series of 22 highly inclined “Grand Finale” orbits with closest approach between the innermost D ring and Saturn’s upper atmosphere.  The final 22 orbits enabled the opportunity for unique science observations including: probing of gravitational and magnetic field moments to higher order and precision; determining the ring mass; in-situ sampling of the plasma environment, upper atmosphere and exosphere; and imaging both Saturn and rings at high resolution. Already data obtained on these orbits have led to surprising initial results. We propose a multi-disciplinary session to report on analysis and modeling of data collected during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore Saturn up close and personal.

Conveners:
Dr. Scott Edgington (Jet Propulsion Lab / California Institute of Technology, United States), Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
Prof. Sushil Atreya (University of Michigan, United States), Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. 

Dr. Athena Coustenis (Paris Observatory, France), Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
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PS18 : Understanding Icy Worlds, Ocean Worlds, and Habitability

This session will be devoted to understanding icy worlds in the outer solar system, including those containing subsurface oceans, their possible analogues around other stars, and their associated processes and geochemistry that might enable them to support life. The session will include solicited and contributed presentations addressing observational, laboratory, and theoretical studies relevant to past, ongoing, and future missions.

Relevant subtopics include:
(1) interior structure, composition, and thermal evolution,
(2) surface geology and composition,
(3) orbital dynamics and tidal interactions

Conveners:
Dr. Steven Vance (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, United States) Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Dr. Frank Sohl (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany) Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. 

Dr. Athena Coustenis (Paris Observatory, France), Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
Dr. Mathieu Choukroun (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, United States) Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
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PS22: Field and Laboratory Studies in Support of Planetary Infrared Remote Sensing
This session will highlight the importance of comprehensive analog studies towards understanding planetary remote sensing datasets, with a focus on the near infrared and thermal infrared. Contributions that probe the links between the small-scale of laboratory (microns to millimeters) and ground/airborne field (centimeters to meters) measurement to the large-scale (10s meters to kilometers) in remote sensing observations to better interpret the dynamics, chemistry, composition, thermophysics, and physical properties of surfaces and atmospheres are encouraged. This session is open to a diverse range of planetary bodies, including Mercury, Venus, Moon, NEOs, Mars, Martian Moons, MBOs, Trojans, Gas Giants, Ice Giants, Icy Satellites, Irregular Satellites, and Plutoids. New developments of instrumentation and techniques used in field and laboratory studies are also welcome.

1) ouverture d'une thèse et de deux postdocs de 3 ans en relation avec ExoMars TGO au Centre de recherches spatiales polonais, deadline pour les candidatures 10 décembre 2017, postes à pourvoir le 1er Mars 2018

tous les details sont ici :
https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/254063
https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/253303
https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/254061

Cordialement,
Daniel Mège


2) Scientific workshop on the Transneptunian Solar System, 26-29 March 2018, Coimbra/Portugal

We invite you to register for the meeting and to propose contributed papers for the workshop sessions on


- Physical properties of TNOs: Interior, surface, atmosphere
- The large TNOs: Pluto and others
- Satellites - Binaries and multiple systems
- Formation and evolution processes: Origin, planetesimals, multiples, dynamical & collisional evolution, physical processing
- Relationships with other populations: Centaurs, planetary Trojans, comets, Inner Oort Cloud
- Planet IX and related TNOs – Dynamical effects, indicators, properties
- Extra-solar KBO populations: Structure, properties
- Prospects for KBO research

until 20 January 2018. The number of workshop participants is limited to 100 persons. First come first served!

Details on the workshop framework (SOC, LOC, invited speakers, deadlines, venue & travel & hotel information) as well as access for registration, hotel booking and abstract submission can be found at

http://www2.mps.mpg.de/services/coimbra/

Looking forward to see you in Coimbra

Hermann Boehnhardt and Nuno Peixinho

3) Circumplanetary Disks and Satellite Formation, March 26-30, 2018, Nagoya

We are pleased to announce the meeting "Circumplanetary Disks and Satellite Formation” To be held in Nagoya March 26-30, 2018. https://cpdsf2018.wixsite.com/home

The aim of the meeting is to have active discussion on origin of satellites among theorists and observers. In this meeting, we will cover the formation environments and processes of moons, gas and particle dynamics around terrestrial and giant planets, observation of circumplanetary disks and exomoons including candidates, and constraints that we can obtain from the observations including space probes to Solar System bodies.
The deadline of the registration is January 15, but we will close the registration as soon as the number of the participants reaches 55.

Confirmed Invited Speakers (alphabetical):
Sebastien Charnoz (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris)
Aurélien Crida (Observatoire de Côte d'Azur)
Oliver Gressel (Niels Bohr Institute)
Andrea Isella (Rice University)
David Kipping (Columbia University)
Hiroyuki Kurokawa (Earth-Life Science Institute)
Satoshi Okuzumi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Judit Szulágyi (ETH Zürich)
Takayuki Tanigawa (National Institute of Technology, Ichinoseki College)
Tomohiro Usui (Earth-Life Science Institute)

Scientific Organizing Committee  (alphabetical):
Yuri Fujii
Hidenori Genda
Tristan Guillot
Shigeru Ida
Shu-ichiro Inutsuka
Jun Kimura
Neal Turner

Local Organizing Committee  (alphabetical):
Yuri Fujii
Ryuki Hyodo
Shu-ichiro Inutsuka
Kenji Kurosaki

We are looking forward to meet you in Nagoya.

Best wishes,
Yuri Fujii (on behalf of the SOC and LOC)


4) The 2nd Rencontres du Vietnam on Exoplanetary Science, February 25 - March 2, 2018, Quy Nhon (Vietnam)

http://rencontresduvietnam.org/conferences/2018/exoplanetary_science

Exoplanetology has experienced extraordinary developments, and is now a mature and particularly dynamic research field of astrophysics. The various detection techniques such as radial velocities, transit, microlensing, direct imaging, timing or astrometry, provided thousands of planet detections. The characterization of these systems has also improved, and now reaches the details of the orbital parameters or the physics and chemistry of planetary atmospheres.
The 2nd Rencontres du Vietnam on Exoplanetary Science will offer over five days a fruitful meeting of observers involved in various ground- and space-based programs with modelers and theoreticians. The conference will raise news observations and new models to improve our comprehension and knowledges of exoplanets, their formation, their evolution. It will expand exchanges, interactions, and collaborations between scientists from different parts of the world.
The conference will consist of plenary sessions for oral presentations, including review talks and contributions on more specialized topics, as well as posters. The conference will be preceded by a two-day international school (Feb. 24-25) for students involved in those topics, with instructors and teachers chosen among the conference participants.

Important dates:
- December 1st, 2017: deadline for abstract submissions and financial support applications
- February 1st, 2018: deadline for registrations

Confirmed invited reviews:
- Eiji Akiyama (National Astronomical Observatory, Japan): Observations of protoplanetary discs: pathway to planet formation.
- Shigeru Ida (Earth-Life Science Institute, Japan): Dependence of predicted exoplanet distributions on theoretical models.
- Anne-Marie Lagrange (IPAG, France): Results from directly imaged planets.
- Nuno Santos (Universidade do Porto, Portugal): Stellar physics for planets detection and characterization.
- Rodrigo F. Díaz (IAFE, Argentina): Statistical methods and tools for analysis of exoplanet datasets.
- Claire Moutou (Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, USA): High precision radial velocities in optical and infrared.
- Andrew Howard (Caltech, USA): Statistics on planetary populations: observational properties and biases.
- Leslie Rogers (University of Chicago, USA): Internal structures from terrestrial to giant planets: observations and models.
- Amaury Triaud (U. Birmingham, UK): TRAPPIST-1 and other planetary systems around low-mass stars.
- Jeremy Leconte (LAB, France): Habitable planets: properties, environment, and detections.
- Jack Lissauer (NASA Ames Research Center, USA): Multi-planetary systems: Observations and models of dynamical interactions.
- David Ehrenreich (Geneva University, Switzerland): Observations and theories for atmospheres of transiting planets.
- René Doyon (University of Montreal, Canada): Future instruments for exoplanets detections and studies.

5) Programme core2disk, IAS (Orsay), 14 mai - 22 juin 2018

L'université Paris-Saclay organise un programme de 6 semaines autour de la problématique des disques d'accrétion : "From Prestellar cores to solar nebulae" du 14 mai au 22 juin.

https://www.ias.u-psud.fr/core2disk/

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Deadline le 31 Décembre 2017 (nombre de places limitées)


6) Utilisation du service web TAPAS de correction atmosphérique des spectres astronomiques.
Depuis 2014 le site TAPAS (Bertaux et al., A and A, 564, A46, 2014) permet de calculer la transmission atmosphérique depuis tous les observatoires, pour toute heure et date, en utilisant le profil réel méteo de température –pression et la base de données HITRAN. Ceci permet de corriger les spectres acquis de la transmission atmosphérique, gaz par gaz si nécessaire.

L’adresse web de TAPAS vient de changer, pour des raisons de restructuration du site de Jussieu.

TAPAS est maintenant  accessible à l’adresse suivante :

http://cds-espri.ipsl.fr/tapas/

A ce stade il n’est pas possible de faire un lien automatique de l’ancienne adresse vers la nouvelle. Nous demandons de nous excuser pour ce dérangement.

L’équipe TAPAS.


7) Ecole de Printemps « Fluid Mechanics of Planets and Stars », du 16 au 20 avril 2018 à Udine

The registration fee is 600.00 Euro + VAT*, where applicable (bank
charges are not included). The registration fee includes a complimentary
bag, four fixed menu buffet lunches (on Friday upon request),
hot beverages, downloadable lecture notes and wi-fi internet access.
Applicants must apply at least one month before the beginning of
the course.
Application forms should be sent on-line through the
following web site: http://www.cism.it. A message of confirmation
will be sent to accepted participants. Applicants requiring assistance
with the registration should contact the secretariat at the following
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Applicants may cancel their course registration and receive a full
refund by notifying CISM Secretariat in writing (by email to cism@
cism.it) no later than two weeks prior to the start of the course.
Cancellation requests received during the two weeks prior to the start
of the course will be charged a 50.00 Euro handling fee. Incorrect
payments are also subject to a 50.00 Euro handling fee.
Partial or full waiver of registration fee might be offered to any
requiring applicant thanks to the financial support of the ERC
through the research project FLUDYCO (grant agreement No.
681835-FLUDYCO-ERC-2015-CoG).
Additionally, CISM can offer board and/or lodging in a reasonably
priced hotel or student dormitory to a limited number of participants
from universities and research centres who are not supported by
their own institutions (preference will then be given to applicants
from countries that sponsor CISM).
All requests should be sent to CISM Secretariat by February 16, 2018
along with the applicant's curriculum and a letter of recommendation
by the head of the department or a supervisor, confirming the support
provided by the Institute and the support requested to the School.
Information about travel and accommodation is available on the web
site www.cism.it, or can be mailed upon request.
* Italian VAT is 22%.

For further information please contact:
CISM
Palazzo del Torso
Piazza Garibaldi 18
33100 Udine (Italy)
tel. +39 0432 248511 (6 lines)
fax +39 0432 248550
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8) Planetary science workshop - June 23 - July 1, 2018 Petnica, Serbia
We would like to bring to your attention an international planetary sciences workshop that will be held in June next year, organized by us (Katarina Miljkovic (Curtin University); Matija Cuk (SETI), and Ana Cernok (Open University). Location of this school is quite unique – Petnica Science Centre, Serbia. The workshop is aimed for students (PhD students, but advanced undergrad, Master’s students are welcome) and young researchers of various backgrounds and different levels of experience in the fields of planetary science and space exploration. The workshop is leaning towards being more in the form of a block course, but student poster presentations will also be organized. The workshop will be held in English.

Please check out the link petnica.rs/planetary2017 for more info. If you are a student interested in attending, or have students who you think may be interested, please get in touch or/and pass this info along.

There is a number of scholarship supports offered by EUROPLANET (www.europlanet-2020-ri.eu), and lots of good spirit by international guest lecturers and local hosts.


9) RED’18/Astrobiology Introductory Course:  4 - 10 mars 2018 à la Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (33)

Bonjour

La session 2018 des Rencontres Exobiologiques pour Doctorants (RED’18/Astrobiology Introductory Course) se déroulera du 4 au 10 mars 2018 à la Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (33).

Ces rencontres s’adressent :
– A tout étudiant préparant une thèse en Sciences de la Terre et de l’Univers, Sciences Chimiques, Sciences de la Vie, Bio-informatique ou Histoire/philosophie des Sciences en France ou dans tout autre pays.
– Aux étudiants désirant acquérir une formation interdisciplinaire en exobiologie afin de compléter leur formation initiale et de pouvoir aborder les questions touchant aux origines de la vie sur Terre, à son évolution et à sa distribution dans l’Univers.
- L'école est aussi ouverte aux jeunes chercheurs et chercheurs s'intéressant à l'exobiologie.

Le programme de RED’18/Astrobiology Introductory Course est complémentaire de celui de RED’17, il n’est cependant pas nécessaire d’y avoir assisté pour participer à cette nouvelle école.
Les cours auront lieu en anglais.
Les inscriptions sont ouvertes jusqu'au 15 Janvier 2018.

Découvrez le programme et les intervenants de cette session sur le site de l'école :

http://www.exobiologie.fr/red/index.php/fr/

N'hésitez pas à faire suivre cette annonce autour de vous.

Muriel Gargaud & Hervé Cottin


10) conference "The Cosmic Cycle of Dust and Gas in the Galaxy: from Old to Young Stars » Quy Nhon (Vietnam), July 9th to 13th, 2018


https://cosmiccycle2018.sciencesconf.org/

Organized in the framework of "Rencontres du Vietnam", a conference on the evolution of gas and dust from evolved to young stars will bring astronomers working on the circumstellar environment of evolved stars and star (and planet) forming regions together with planetologists working on the origin of the solar system. In July 2016, in the same cycle of conferences, “Blowing In the Wind” had addressed issues related to the relevant dynamics. In July 2017, another conference of the same cycle, “Star Formation in Different Environments” focused on how stars form. The July 2018 conference will be dedicated to the physico-chemistry and evolution of gas and dust. It will review state-of-the-art knowledge of the molecular and dust components of envelopes and shells surrounding Supernovae, AGB stars and planetary nebulae as well as diffuse, cold and giant molecular clouds. Special sessions will be dedicated to the origin and evolution of matter in the solar system: meteorites, Rosetta, etc. Recent observations, in particular using ALMA, are the source of major progress in the study of the cosmic cycle of the Galaxy, making such a conference very timely.

An updated list of confirmed invited speakers can be found at: https://cosmiccycle2018.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/6

Researchers are invited to submit contributed talks and posters.

Key dates
Call for contributed talks: November 20th 2017
End of early-bird registration May 8th 2018
Oral contribution submission deadline: May 8th
Poster contribution submission deadline: June 1st
Regular registration deadline: June 15th
Conference starts: July 9th

11) Postdoctoral Position in Icy-Ocean World Seismology in the Department of Geology at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. Nick Schmerr is seeking a well-qualified recent Ph. D. graduate in planetary geophysics for a 2-year postdoctoral position at the University of Maryland for seismological studies of Icy-Ocean Worlds. Anticipated start date is for early 2018 (negotiable), but you must have a Ph.D. at the start of the appointment. This postdoctoral scholar will use forward models of seismic wave propagation to constrain the science and instrument requirements needed for a seismometer to detect waves interacting with the interior of Europa and other Icy Worlds. These constraints will be a key component for designing an experimental concept for a seismometer instrument placed on the surface of Europa (or elsewhere, like the Moon!) by a future lander. Expertise in running super-computing and numerical modeling is desired.
 
To apply, please send as a single pdf, 1) your CV, 2) a statement of your research interests and qualifications, 3) and a list of your publications, to the address below with the subject "UMD Icy Worlds Postdoc" by November 30, 2017. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation from referees of your choice. If you need more information, please contact Prof. Nicholas Schmerr at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..
 
The University of Maryland, College Park is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


12) Post-Doctoral Position in Astrophysics and/or Cosmology at ISSI

The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites applications for a "Post-Doctoral Position in Astrophysics and/or Cosmology" for a two-year period, ideally starting in May 2018 (or by agreement). The successful candidate should have received a Ph.D. within the last five years in the field of Astrophysics and/or Cosmology, his/her work should be related to Space Sciences.
The successful candidate is expected to pursue his/her own independent research program, he/she
will participate in ISSI’s research and meetings program, and will work in close contact with the
scientific staff of the Institute. He/she may also participate as a member in projects conducted by
international teams at ISSI, or even lead one. Thus he/she will be exposed to, and interact with, a
numerous and varied community of scientists from throughout the world. ISSI furthermore
encourages cooperation with Swiss universities.
Salary and conditions of employment will be similar to those provided by the Swiss National
Science Foundation. Nationals from ESA Member States shall have priority.
Further information may be obtained from the ISSI home page (http://www.issibern.ch) and from
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The application (to be submitted as a single pdf-file) should comprise a letter of motivation, a
brief outline of foreseen research, a cv, a list of publications and the names and contact addresses
of three potential references (letters of reference will be requested by ISSI for candidates on the
short list). The application shall be addressed to ISSI, attn. Ms. Silvia Wenger, Hallerstrasse 6,
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All applications must be received by ISSI no later than January 15, 2018.


13) ISSI Call for Proposals 2018 for the Johannes Geiss Fellowship - visiting positions

ISSI is releasing its fourth call for proposals for the Johannes Geiss Fellowship (JGF). The JGF has been established to attract to ISSI - for limited duration visits - international scientists of stature, who can make demonstrable contributions to the ISSI mission and increase ISSI’s stature by their presence and by doing so will honour Johannes Geiss for his founding of ISSI and his contributions to ISSI, and for his many contributions to a broad range of space science disciplines.
Applicants should send the following documents in one pdf-file to the Executive Director
of ISSI at the email address given below:
• A brief CV, including a list of the 10 most relevant publications.
• A brief outline of foreseen research at ISSI and possible collaborations
with Swiss and/or other institutions.
• Schedule of the project.
• A declaration of availability for outreach activities.
• Facilities required, e.g., computer equipment, etc.
• Financial support requested from ISSI.
• Address, telephone, e-mail of the candidate.
Deadline for submission to ISSI is February 28, 2018. The final selection will be
communicated no later than May 18, 2018. Earliest start of activities is July 2018.
For further information and questions contact:
Prof. Rafael Rodrigo or Prof. Rudolf von Steiger
ISSI Executive Director Director of ISSI
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14) séminaire  "météorologie de l'espace",  13 décembre à 13.30 à l'I.A.S.

Chers collègues,
Dans le cadre des activités du Centre d'Alembert, nous organisons cette année une série de séminaires sur le thème : "Prévisions, précautions, préventions, catastrophes"

http://www.centre-dalembert.u-psud.fr/

Le prochain a lieu le mercredi 13 décembre à 13.30 à l'I.A.S. Il est centré sur la météorologie de l'espace avec 2 orateurs: Patrick Michel (OCA) sur les géocroiseurs et Thierry Dudok  de Wit sur les relations Soleil-Terre.
Vous êtes les bienvenu(e)s.
jean-claude vial


15) EGU 2018 Call for Abstracts: PS1.11 Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets

Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting an abstract to the session PS1.11 on
Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets of the EGU General Assembly to be held
8-13 April 2018, in Vienna, Austria:

http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/28542

The abstract submission deadline is 10 Jan 2018, 13:00 CET Please
note that this year late abstracts can only be accepted after approval by
the Programme Committee; it also will entail a late abstract fee.

This session focuses on the atmospheres of Venus, Mars and Titan, from
the boundary layer to their exospheres. Given the recent missions to
these bodies, the research on planetary atmospheres and their evolution
is blooming with new results. We welcome you to share your work with the
community as contributions discussing any aspect of the neutral
atmospheres of terrestrial planets. Contributions dealing with the
atmospheres of terrestrial-like extrasolar planets are also welcomed.

Please feel free to circulate this email.

Hope to see you in Vienna!

On behalf of the conveners
Francisco González-Galindo and Arnaud Beth


16) InSight/SEIS Participating Scientist : AO de sélection PS France


Cet Appel à Propositions vise à sélectionner au maximum cinq scientifiques « Participating Scientists » (PS) qui participeront à l’analyse des données de la mission InSight (INnterior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) et plus particulièrement aux données de l’expérience SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure).

Sélectionnée par la NASA dans le cadre du programme Discovery, la mission InSight sera lancée durant les premières semaines de mai 2018 et se posera sur Mars le 26 novembre 2018. L’objectif scientifique de cette mission est l’étude de la structure interne et de l’évolution thermique de la planète, et la mission déploiera pour cela le premier observatoire géophysique martien, constitué :

•        d’un sismomètre triaxial très large bande et d’un sismomètre triaxial courte période (expérience SEIS sous responsabilité scientifique de l’IPGP et maitrise d’œuvre du CNES)

•        d’une suite de capteurs environnementaux (APSS - Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite), constitués d’un capteur de pression/infrasons, d’un magnétomètre triaxial  et de capteurs de vent ;

•        d’un capteur de flux de chaleur (HP3 - Heat Flow and Physical Properties Probe) ;

•        d’un système de positionnement géodésique (RISE - Rotation and Interior Structure Experiment) ;

•        d’un bras robotique et de caméras, conçus pour déployer les instruments SEIS et HP3, mais permettant éventuellement, après déploiement, de réaliser des expériences visant à mieux connaître et contraindre les propriétés du sol martien et du site d’atterrissage.

Une description détaillée de la mission et des instruments est donnée dans le Proposal Information Package, disponible sur

https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId=%7b5E7C7C5C-4CA5-F1E6-A32B-BE7ABE54A32C%7d&path=open
L’objectif principal de cet appel à propositions est de renforcer l’équipe scientifique de l’expérience SEIS pour les domaines d’expertise sismologique large bande et courtes périodes et dans les domaines d’expertise :

•        associés à l’expérience APSS, dont la gestion des données sera assurée par le SISMOC (SEIS opération Center), basé au Centre spatial de Toulouse (CST).

•        nécessaires à l’interprétation des résultats de SEIS en terme d’évolution, de formation, de minéralogie ou de tectonique de Mars.

Les propositions orientées dans les domaines suivant seront donc analysées avec une attention particulière :

•        Analyses des données sismiques large bande (0,02 Hz-10 Hz) et courte période (0,1 Hz-50 Hz), y compris analyse et détection d’ondes de volumes et ondes de surface régionales/locales et localisation d’évènement (sismique ou impact) avec une seule station sismique ;

•        Modélisation et inversion sismiques large bande (0,02 Hz-10 Hz) dans des milieux 3D représentatifs du manteau, de la croûte et de l’atmosphère de Mars ;

•        Analyse et inversion de données météorologiques martiennes, y compris celles associées aux phénomènes rapides (0,01 Hz-10 Hz) dans la couche limite planétaire (composantes de pression et de vent d’APSS) ;

•        Analyse et inversion de données magnétométriques (composante IFG d’APSS), en particulier en complément des études de structure interne de Mars permises par les données SEIS ;

•        Minéralogie  et évolution du manteau et du noyau de Mars, y compris par des approches expérimentales Haute Pression en laboratoire ;

•        Structure et propriété de la sous-surface en relation directe avec l’expérience SEIS ;

•        Sismo-tectonique martienne et/ou géologie martienne en relation avec l’activité sismique contemporaine.

Les PS sélectionnés seront intégrés à l’Equipe Scientifique de la mission InSight, avec les mêmes droits et obligations que les autres co-investigateurs, et bénéficieront ainsi d’un accès privilégié aux données avant leur diffusion publique. Les droits d’utilisation des données sont détaillés dans les « Rules of the Road » d’InSight (voir ci-dessous).

Les financements qui seront demandés au CNES dans le cadre de cet appel à propositions ne couvriront que les financements des missions, études et équipements spécifiques nécessaires au projet, sans dépasser 50 k€ pour la totalité de la période de 3 ans de mi-2018 à mi-2021. L’implication des organismes porteurs seront des éléments importants dans l’analyse des projets, en particulier sous la forme  d’éventuelles thèses ou post-doc financés par ces derniers ou leurs Ecoles doctorales associées.

Les porteurs et collaborateurs clés associés aux projets devront être soit permanents soit financés par leur organisme sur la période mi-2018 à mi-2021. Le taux d’implication des chercheurs proposant et associés aux propositions devra être quantifié et confirmé par les directeurs d’organisme (en signant le formulaire financier Excel) et sera un élément important dans l‘évaluation des projets.

L’analyse et la sélection des propositions sera faite par le Groupe Thématique Système Solaire du CNES et associera l’Investigateur Principal de la mission InSight et l’Investigateur Principal de l’expérience SEIS.

En raison de cet appel à propositions particulier pour la communauté française, la NASA n’analysera pas les propositions françaises en réponse l’AO (Announcement of Opportunity) NASA NNH17ZDA001N-INSTPSP et ces dernières devront donc être soumises exclusivement dans le cadre de cet appel à propositions CNES.  

Les propositions devront être rédigées exclusivement en anglais.

Les propositions devront respecter les directives données dans les pièces jointes suivantes :

•        Document « Table of Content for the Proposal » (format Word)

•        Annexe financière type de réponse à l’appel à propositions (format Excel)

Documents de référence (téléchargeables au format pdf sur:

https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId=%7b5E7C7C5C-4CA5-F1E6-A32B-BE7ABE54A32C%7d&path=open :

•        « InSight Proposal Information Package » « C.25 InSight PSP »

•        « InSight Rules of the Road »

Les propositions devront :

- être fournies au plus tard le 15 février 2018 24:00, délais de rigueur.

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-  mentionner dans l’objet du mail : « InSight/SEIS Participating Scientist  »

-  respecter les directives de format définies dans ce document,

Les Lettres d’intention (obligatoires) devront :

            - être fournies au plus tard  le :  11 janvier 2018

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Calendrier de l’appel

- diffusion                                                                                30 novembre 2017

- Lettre d’intention (obligatoire)                                                 11 janvier 2018

- Soumission des propositions                                                  15 février 2018

- Sélection des proposants                                                       mai 2018

- Annonce NASA-CNES de la sélection                                     juillet 2018



17) 51st ESLAB Symposium: “Extreme Habitable Worlds”  ESTEC 04-08 December 2017


The 51st ESLAB Symposium: “Extreme Habitable Worlds”, will take place 04-08
December 2017 at the European Space Agencies’ European Space Research and
Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
http://old.esaconferencebureau.com/2017-events/eslab2017

You can find the final programme:
http://old.esaconferencebureau.com/2017-events/eslab2017/final-programme

It is still possible to register online or onsite at ESTEC.
http://old.esaconferencebureau.com/2017-events/eslab2017/registration

We are pleased to announce that more than 15 Young Researcher Awards (YRA),
first authors of ESLAB51 contributions have been sponsored by the ESLAB 51
Symposium, COSPAR & ILEWG.
We look forward to meeting you at ESLAB 51 !

Bernard Foing , Elliot Sefton-Nash, Stephanie Di Blasio, Mylene Riemens (on
behalf of ESLAB51 Scientific & Local Organising Committees)


18) Faculty Position - Analytical cosmochemistry, University of Arizona

The Department of Planetary Sciences/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) at the University of Arizona (UA) seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Analytical Cosmochemistry. This position is focused on applicants interested in developing a research program in spatially resolved isotopic analysis and overseeing a NanoSIMS laboratory. The incoming faculty member will be expected to lead proposal efforts to acquire a state-of-the-art NanoSIMS instrument, building on substantial University support in terms of existing laboratory space and matching funds. The NanoSIMS instrument will be housed in the Kuiper Imaging and Characterization Facility (http://imagingcores.arizona.edu/kuiper). The incoming faculty member is expected to work within this collaborative environment by consulting with other faculty, laboratory managers, technical coordinators, students, and other facility users.

Once the laboratory is established, the faculty member is expected to establish sample-preparation procedures; develop and implement analytical protocols; evaluate laboratory capabilities; consult with instrument users; and report results at scientific conferences and peer-reviewed literature. The candidate will ensure laboratory performance by establishing quality standards; develop operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensure staff compliance; and certify instrument performance. The candidate is expected to maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops/conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and participating in professional societies. As part of the educational mission of UA, the faculty member is expected to prepare students, postdocs, and staff scientists by teaching analytical theory and methodology. The candidate is expected to incorporate analytical results into broader models of solar system formation and evolution.

Present departmental faculty and research staff are engaged in many aspects of planetary science, including planetary surfaces, interiors, atmospheres, ionospheres, magnetospheres, the Sun and heliosphere, exoplanetary systems, comparative planetary studies, origins of planetary systems, and orbital dynamics. They employ tools such as theoretical studies and data analysis, laboratory and field investigations, telescopic observations, remote sensing, and spacecraft development, operations, and instrumentation. The departmental faculty, research staff, and graduate student body are drawn from the diverse backgrounds of planetary science, astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology, and engineering. More information about this position is available at https://lpl.arizona.edu/faculty-jobs. Additional information concerning the Department/Laboratory is available at https://lpl.arizona.edu. Planetary Science supports Inclusive Excellence, the University diversity strategic initiative designed to engage every member of the university community in diversity and inclusiveness. Candidates are encouraged to support the department’s diversity and inclusiveness efforts and to be especially supportive of underrepresented communities including women and minorities.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a distinguished research program, including extramural funding, and to supervise graduate students. The faculty member will also teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The faculty member will also participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. We encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also encourage alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

The initial appointment may be at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor, depending on qualifications. To be considered for an appointment above the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must have an internationally recognized record of distinguished scientific achievement, leadership, and teaching ability in Cosmochemistry. To be considered for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, candidates must demonstrate clear promise of such achievement.

Review of applications will begin on January 2, and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date for the appointment is anticipated to be August 2018. Applicants must complete the online application and upload required documents (including a cover letter, reference details, a CV with publication list, statement of research interests, and statement of teaching philosophy) at uacareers.com (search for Posting #F21197). Applicants must provide names and contact information for three letter writers as part of submitted online application; letters should be received (uploaded by writer) before initial review of applications. For further information, contact:

Professor Timothy D. Swindle, Head and Director
Department of Planetary Sciences / Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
University of Arizona / 1629 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0092
(520) 621-4128
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19)  international workshop : METEORITES – Understanding the origin of planetodiversity. June 6-8 2018, MNHN, Paris

An international workshop on meteorites @ MNHN
METEORITES – Understanding the origin of planetodiversity
June 6-8 2018, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris
https://meteorites2018.sciencesconf.org/
The aim of the workshop is to bring together meteorites experts as well as astronomers working on star and planetary formation to unravel physical processes and timescales of planetary formation and evolution within our Solar System and beyond.
The workshop will be the conclusion of the 2017-2018 Meteorite temporary exhibit at the MNHN, which  features more than 300 specimens of meteorites.


20) European Lunar Symposium, Toulouse, May 13-16, 2018


We are pleased to announce that the abstract submission is now open for the 6th European Lunar Symposium (ELS), which will be held in Toulouse, France May 13-16, 2018.

The meeting website can be found at: https://els2018.arc.nasa.gov/

Once on the meeting website, please click on the Abstract Submission tab (https://els2018.arc.nasa.gov/abstract-submission.html) and follow the instructions to submit your abstract.

Below are the deadlines and milestones for ELS 2018.

Abstract Submission Opens
5 December 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline
20 January 2018

Registration Opens
30 January 2018

Registration Deadline
30 March 2018

Best Wishes,


Patrick Pinet and Mahesh Anand

(On behalf of the ELS Organizers)

 

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