1) Planetary Geomorphology @EGU2019

Rappelons que la date limite de soumission des résumés pour EGU 2019 (Vienne, Autriche, 7-12 avril) approche à grands pas - le 10 janvier - y compris pour la session GM1.5/PS1.2 Planetary Geomorphology. La session sur la géomorphologie planétaire accueille les résumés concernant les formes de relief, les paysages et les processus qui les façonnent sur tous les corps du système solaire. De nouvelles approches utilisant des données de télédétection, des études analogiques de la Terre et des travaux sur la simulation en laboratoire sont particulièrement encouragées. Cette session offre un forum stimulant pour des discussions interdisciplinaires, alors joignez-vous à nous une fois de plus pour un mélange de géomorphologie et de sciences planétaires.

Détails de la session et lien vers la soumission des résumés :
https://egu2019.eu/abstracts_and_programme/how_to_submit_an_abstract.html

Consignes pour les résumés:
https://egu2019.eu/abstracts_and_programme/how_to_submit_an_abstract.html

Cordialement,
Planetary Geomorphology Conveners
Susan Conway, Frances Butcher, Davide Baioni, Tjalling de Haas, Nikolaus J. Kuhn


2) BlueMUSE @ESO/VLT

Bonjour,

Je vous contacte  au sujet d’un nouvel instrument que nous proposons pour le VLT, appelé BlueMUSE.  
Avec Roland Bacon nous proposons ce concept à l’ESO pour une phase A, et qui consiste à un IFU
visible comme l’instrument actuel MUSE, et les caractéristiques suivantes :

- une couverture dans le bleu, de 350 à 600 nm
- une résolution spectrale 2x celle de MUSE (R=3000-5000 de 350 à 600 nm)
- un champ de vue 2 fois plus large en surface (1.4 x 1.4 arcmin)

Un résumé du projet est mentionné ici:
https://bluemuse.univ-lyon1.fr/

Même si une majorité de cas scientifiques concernent la science extragalactique / PNCG, nous proposons
un cas scientifique sur les comètes dont j’attache quelques pages extraites de notre proposition à ce
mail. Ce n’est très certainement pas le seul cas scientifique qui pourrait intéresser la communauté PNP.

BlueMUSE sera proposé en 2019 à l’ESO et à ce titre fait partie de la liste des moyens sols sur lesquels les
programmes nationaux sont amenés à se prononcer dans le cadre de la prospective INSU. Il nous semblait
important de vous informer de cette demande et du cas scientifique si une partie de la communauté PNP y
trouve un intérêt scientifique.

Bien cordialement,

Johan Richard

PS: N'hésitez pas à me faire remonter vos remarques, suggestions, intérêts pour cette proposition. Thierry
 
3) THE TWENTY-SIXTH COLLOQUIUM ON HIGH RESOLUTION MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY  - DIJON 2019


THE TWENTY-SIXTH COLLOQUIUM ON HIGH RESOLUTION MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY  - DIJON 2019
26 – 30 August, 2019
http://hrms2019.sciencesconf.org


The Colloquium will be held at the “Faculté des Sciences Mirande” of the “Université de Bourgogne”, 9 ave. A. Savary, DIJON – FRANCE (approximately 20 min by tramway from the train station). The local organization will be undertaken by the "Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne” (ICB).

All correspondence should be sent to the secretary of the local organizing committee:
Mme Claire PRIOU-JACOTOT
Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Carnot de Bourgogne, UMR 6303 CNRS-Université de Bourgogne
9 av. A. Savary, BP 47 870, F-21078 DIJON Cedex – France.
Tel. : +33 3 80 39 61 39, Fax : +33 3 80 39 59 71, E-Mail : Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Scientific Program:
There will be 10 invited lectures and 3 mini-symposia. Parallel sessions will be dedicated to 36 contributed lectures given by PhD students and postdocs. There will be 7 poster sessions. The covered fields are:
High resolution rotational, vibrational, and electronic spectroscopy of molecules (radicals, ions, complexes, clusters, ...).
 Molecular dynamics.
Theory assisting the prediction, simulation, and interpretation of spectra.
New techniques for high-resolution spectroscopy.
Applications to atmospheric sciences, astrophysics, planetology, combustion, gas phase biomolecules, metrology and fundamental physics, cold molecules, etc.
HRMS DIJON 2019 – First Circular – 1
Important dates:
2nd circular: February 2019
Deadline for final registration and submission of abstracts: June 1st 2019
Deadline for final reservation of accommodations: June 1st 2019
3rd circular with meeting information: July 2019
 
4) SCIENTIFIC DISCUSSION MEETING AT THE ROYAL SOCIETY, LONDON
 
This meeting, which takes place on 21 – 22 January 2019, at the Royal Society,
London, will highlight recent developments in theoretical, laboratory and
astronomical studies of the molecular ion H3+and its hydrogenated cousin
H5+ These developments include the first models of H5+, high-resolution
studies of H3+deuterated isotopologues, ultra-cold chemistry studies, new
chemical models of the Galactic Centre, and data from the space missions
Cassini (Saturn) and JUNO (Jupiter).
 
For more details see:
https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2019/01/advances-in-hydrogen/


5) Workshop on In Situ Exploration of the Ice Giants February 25-27, 2019, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, France


Registration and abstract submission are now open

Abstract submission deadline: December 31, 2018
Early registration deadline: January 31, 2018
Maximum number of participants: 90

We are pleased to announce a workshop addressing scientific and technological topics relevant to the in situ exploration of giant planet atmospheres, including scientific questions, how to achieve them, and technological challenges. In the spirit of the Cassini-Huygens mission legacy, the workshop will also focus on potential mission concepts and international cooperation, with an emphasis on probe studies of the ice giants in the framework of future NASA-ESA collaborations.

Meeting URL : https://ice-giant-workshop.lam.fr



6) From the NanoWorld to Stardust (NW2SD), Marseille, July 17-19, 2019.


Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached the flyer announcing the International Conference "From the NanoWorld to Stardust (NW2SD)", which we organize next year in Marseille, France, during July 17-19, 2019. It will take place in a scenic location looking over the Mediterranean Sea in central Marseille.

The conference will cover areas like low-dimensional and 2D topological materials, nanostructures for spintronics, quantum computing and neuromorphic computation, nanobio and neuroscience, carbon-based nanomaterials beyond Earth, cosmic dusts, spectroscopy and chemistry on (exo)planets, comets and dust clouds, as well as dusty plasmas etc.

Eminent Plenary Speakers comprise Nobel, Wolf and Kavli Prize Laureates.
The webpage of NW2SD is: https://nw2sd.sciencesconf.org/
Email: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

If you are interested, we suggest to pre-register on the web site as early as possible.

Hoping to meeting you next July in Marseille,
with our best regards,


7) EGU2019: PS1.8/AS4.58 on "Atmospheres and exospheres of terrestrial planets, satellites, and exoplanets"

We would like you to invite to submit an abstract to the session
PS1.8/AS4.58 on "Atmospheres and exospheres of terrestrial planets,
satellites, and exoplanets" of the EGU2019 to be held in Vienna on 7–12
April 2019.

The deadline for the abstract submission is 10 January 2019, 13:00 CET
or, for those applying for EGU Roland Schlich travel support, 1
December 2018, 13:00 CET.

This session primarily focuses on the neutral atmospheres of
terrestrial bodies other than the Earth. This includes not only Venus
and Mars, but also exoplanets with comparable envelopes and satellites
carrying dense atmospheres such as Titan or exospheres such as
Ganymede. We welcome contributions dealing with processes affecting the
atmospheres of these bodies, from the surface to the exosphere. We
invite abstracts concerning observations, both from Earth or from
space, modeling and theoretical studies, or laboratory work.
Comparative planetology abstracts will be particularly appreciated.

If you consider submitting an abstract in this session, you can use the
following link

https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2019/abstractsubmission/31969

Hope to see you in Vienna!

Best regards,

The conveners
Francisco González-Galindo, Arnaud Beth, Arianna Piccialli


8) New Horizons in Planetary Systems - Understanding  planetary  systems  from  protoplanetary  disks  through  to  the  solar  system,  exoplanets  and  debris  disks

New Horizons in Planetary Systems
Understanding  planetary  systems  from  protoplanetary  disks  through  to  the  solar  system,  exoplanets  and  debris  disks
13-17 May 2019
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Web: http://go.nrao.edu/NewHorizons
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicplanetsys
Twitter: #VicPlanetSys
Email: Dr. Brenda Matthews, LOC Chair (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)
Registration and abstract submission are now open for the science conference New Horizons in Planetary Systems. The meeting is jointly organized by NRC Herzberg and NRAO  – as part of their roles within the North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC) and will have a broad scope, including planetary systems in formation within protoplanetary disks, minor objects in the solar system, debris disks and exoplanets. Experts will be asked to provide insights from all these fields to enhance our understanding of how planets form and evolve. Although it is organized by the NAASC, the meeting is not ALMA-centric, with a strong focus on the impact of the New Horizons mission flyby of a Kuiper Belt Object in January 2019, as well as experts from the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite and other facilities, who will be asked to provide a multi-chromatic picture of the current understanding in their fields. Invited speakers have been asked to provide broadly accessible talks.
 
The meeting will be held at the Victoria Conference Centre in the heart of picturesque Victoria, British Columbia, on Canada's Pacific coast. Local attractions include whale watching, wine tours, the world-famous Butchart Gardens, and the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.  Excellent beaches, diving, camping and hiking are all within a day's drive from Victoria.
 
Download the conference poster.
 
 
Details
 
Invited speakers
·  Diana Dragomir (MIT Kavli Institute): TESS early results
·  Brett Gladman (UBC): theory of planet formation
·  Grant Kennedy (Warwick): debris disk constraints on planet formation
·  Heather Knutson (Caltech): exoplanet atmospheric composition
·  Emmanuel Lellouch (Obs de Paris): solar system objects, constraints on formation
·  Karin Öberg (Harvard): protoplanetary disk composition and chemistry
·  John Spencer (SWRI): New Horizons KBO flyby: first results
·  Geronimo Villaneuva (NASA Goddard): cometary chemistry and early planet formation
·  Zhaohuan Zhu (UNLV): Protoplanetary disk composition/chemistry
 
Registration
Registration is now open. There is a hard cap on meeting attendance of 250 participants. Registrants interested in the meeting once the cap is reached will be placed on a waitlist.
Financial Assistance
Travel support as well as childcare support will be available for those who need financial assistance to attend. For more information, see the meeting website: http://go.nrao.edu/NewHorizonshttp://go.nrao.edu/NewHorizons
Public Talk
The New Horizons mission and the flybys of Pluto and 2014 MU 69 will be the focus of a public talk Tuesday evening by Deputy Mission Scientist Kelsi Singer (SWRI).
Territory Acknowledgement
We acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the New Horizons in Planetary Systems meeting is being held, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
Important Deadlines in 2019
February 1                 abstract submission deadline, applications due for travel and childcare support
February 22               contributed talk selection and travel support finalized, participants notified
March 1                     registration deadline, late registration (or waitlist)
April 12                      final registration deadline, late poster abstract submission deadline
 
best regards,
Brenda Matthews
LOC Chair


9) Two sessions at AOGS 2019, Singapore, from 28 July to 2 August 2019

PS05: Cassini's Legacy: Science Highlights and Discoveries at Saturn

Session Summary:
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. Since 2004, Cassini and the Huygens probe revealed the entire Saturn system and opened up new Ocean Worlds for further exploration. In its final 9 months Cassini’s 20 Ring-Grazing orbits bought it just outside the rings followed by 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. Data obtained on these orbits have led to surprising 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 in addition to highlighting the legacy of discoveries of the Saturn system made over thirteen years of exploration.

Conveners:
Scott Edgington, Sushil Atreya, Athena Coustenis, Wing-Huen Ip, Norbert Krupp

    We look forward to hear about your latest Cassini research.

Best regards,
Scott, Sushil, Athena, Wing, and Norbert


PS07 Magnetospheres, Atmospheres, Exospheres of Outer Planets and Their Satellites

Conveners:
Dr Norbert Krupp (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany)
Prof Sushil Atreya (University of Michigan, United States)
Dr Scott Bolton (Southwest Research Institute, United States)
Dr Linda Spilker (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, United States)
Dr Olivier Witasse (European Space Agency, Netherlands)

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.


The abstract submission is already open and will close on Feb 12, 2019.
Please consider submitting an abstract : http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2019/public.asp?page=abstract.htm

Hope to see you in Singapore.

Best regards,
Norbert Krupp on behalf on behalf of the conveners