1) EWASS 2019 - The future of exoplanets: synergy between small-scale and large-scale telescopes - 24 & 25 Juin 2019 - Lyon

Le PNP participe activement à l'organisation d'un symposium sur les exoplanètes dans le cadre de la semaine de l'astrophysique européenne EWASS qui aura lieu à Lyon du 24 au 28 juin 2019. Thierry Fouchet, Isabelle Boisse et Arnaud Cassan font partie du comité scientifique du symposium. Plusieurs français (Gwenaël Boué, Sylvestre Lacour, Stéphane Mathis) sont invités. Profitons de la proximité de Lyon avec de grands laboratoires français actifs sur les exoplanètes pour montrer l'étendue du savoir-faire et des résultats de la communauté française. Abstract à soumettre avant le 3 mars 2019. https://eas.unige.ch//EWASS/session.jsp?id=S9

 
The future of exoplanets: synergy between small-scale and large-scale telescopes

 

Aims and scope
Exoplanet science is currently undergoing a transformation. Interestingly, much of this progress is driven by telescopes of small and moderate apertures (say, of up to 50 cm in space or aboard stratospheric balloons, and 4 m on the ground). These facilities have their own niches in which they are highly complementary to larger telescopes in the detection and characterization of exoplanets. Emphasizing the complementarity between small and large telescopes and the science that can be obtained from each of these classes of facilities is a major motivation for this Symposium.

Also, as new instrumentation on mid and large telescopes now enables characterization of exoplanets, it becomes crucial to highlight the ongoing advances in the exploration of the solar system at both the technical and scientific level. Fostering the exchange of ideas and methods between the solar system and exoplanet communities is also a major motivation for this Symposium.

In summary, we welcome scientific contributions (observational, but also theoretical and modeling) that describe the state-of-the-art in the planetary sciences of the solar system and beyond. We particularly welcome contributions that emphasize: 1) the synergistic role of small and large facilities towards new and exciting discoveries; 2) the significance of exchanging ideas within the entire planetary community.

Programme
The potential of micro- and nano-sats for exoplanet science
A new generation of RV instruments on moderate-size telescopes
Space-borne observations with small telescopes
Professional-Amateur Synergies & Citizen Science
The balloon opportunity
Theory and modeling needed to support new observations.
Updates on ongoing solar system space missions (e.g. ESA/TGO).
Climate and dynamical modeling of exoplanets and solar system planets.
Planetary interiors.
Molecular chemistry and spectroscopy in support of planetary science.
Invited speakers
Gwenaël Boué (Paris Observatory)
Sasha Hinkley (University of Exeter)
Sylvestre Lacour (Paris Observatory)
Stéphane Mathis (CEA)
Aline A. Vidotto (University of Dublin)
Ignas Snellen (Leiden University)
Peter Wheatley (Warwick University)
Kate Isaak - TBC (ESA/ESTEC)
Scientific organisers
Thierry Fouchet, LESIA, Paris, France. Antonio García Muñoz, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Kristine Lam, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Alexis Smith, DLR Berlin, Germany. Isabelle Boisse, LAM, Marseille, France. Arnaud Cassian, IAP, Paris, France. Anne-Marie Lagrange, Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble, France. Hans Deeg, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain. Susana Barros, Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, Portugal. Petr Kabath, Astronomical Institute Ondrejov, Czech Republic.

Contact
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2) Semaine de l'Astrophysique Française - SF2A - Nice - 14 au 17 mai 2019

Les événements suivants intéresseront la communauté PNP lors de la Semaine de l'Astrophysique Française qui aura lieu à Nice du 14 au 17 mai 2019.

Benjamin Charnay sera l'orateur invité du PNP en session plénière et présentera  la caractérisation des exoplanètes avec SPHERE
Le PNP organise un atelier  Exploration de Ryugu et Bennu par Hayabusa2 (JAXA) et OSIRIS-REx (NASA) le vendredi 17 qui vise à présenter les premiers résultats des deux orbiteurs japonais et américains et à préparer la communauté au retour des échantillons. Patrick Michel, Jérôme Aléon et Antonella Barucci coordonnent cet atelier. Les deux communautés AA et TS du PNP sont invitées à participer.
Le PNP participe à l'atelier Demain l’ELT ! Quelle science avec ses 1ers instruments ?  les 15 et 16 mai qui intéressera l'ensemble de la communauté AA (exoplanètes, exodisques, planètes, petits corps)
Le PNP soutient l'atelier Gaia: astrométrie, photométrie et alertes pour l'étude du système solaire organisé par Paolo Tanga. Les grands relevés et les grands consortium vont prendre une place importante dans les années à venir pour l'étude des petits corps (LSST, Euclid, WFIRST....). Il est important que la communauté se structure pour travailler dans ces grands projets et en optimiser le retour. Cet atelier est une opportunité en ce sens.

Thierry Fouchet


3) Titan after Cassini-Huygens, ESAC, Madrid, 23-25 September 2019

This is to announce the ‘Titan after Cassini-Huygens’ 3-day workshop to be held at the European Space Agency (ESA –European Space Astronomy Centre) near Madrid on 23-25 September 2019.
 
This workshop will occur 2 years after the end of Cassini’s wonderful mission and its central theme would be a holistic view of Titan as a system. During the workshop we will discuss the exciting results from the Huygens probe and from the Cassini orbiter during its 13 years journey in the Saturnian system. The mission returned a wealth of scientific data that have revolutionized our understanding of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. Major topics of the workshop will include the top scientific findings on the surface, interior, and atmosphere, and their processes and interactions. The aim is to cover a combination of past and new science focusing on the fields and studies of: magnetospheric & atmospheric science, geology, geophysics, astrobiology, Earth-based observations, future missions and more.
 
We believe that the timing is perfect for another European workshop to get an updated global vision of Titan and we encourage you all to participate.

Please find all the necessary information including the abstract submission and registration options here:

https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/titan-after-cassini-huygens/home
 
Abstract submission & Registration deadline: May 31st, 2019.
Social event registration: TBD.
 
We look forward to see you all in Madrid!
 
The organizing committee:
Anezina Solomonidou (local)
Nicolas Altobelli (local)
Thomas Cornet (local)
Japheth Yates (local)
Rosaly Lopes (JPL)
Athena Coustenis (Obs. Paris)
Conor Nixon (Goddard)
Alice Le Gall (LATMOS)
Steve Vance (JPL)


4) EWASS - Dynamics and evolution of planets from observations, experiments and models & Scale-up of life and planet habitability detection from in situ to astronomical remote analyses


La Semaine européenne de l'astronomie et des sciences spatiales 2019, qui est la conférence annuelle de la société européenne d'astronomie (EWASS https://eas.unige.ch/EWASS2019), se tiendra à Lyon,  du 24 au 28 juin.
Dans ce cadre, le Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon organise deux sessions qui peuvent être d’intérêt pour vous (vous trouverez les résumés ci-dessous):

1/ Dynamics and evolution of planets from observations, experiments and models
organisée par Stéphane Labrosse et Chloé Michaut et qui se déroulera le mercredi 26 juin.
Philippe Lognonné, Miki Nakajima et Gaël Chollet ont confirmé leur participation en tant qu’orateurs invités.

2/ Scale-up of life and planet habitability detection from in situ to astronomical remote analyses
organisée par Laurence Lemelle, Gilles Dromart et Xavier Delfosse, et qui se déroulera le vendredi 28 juin.

Vous pouvez d’ores et déjà soumettre vos résumés, la date limite étant le 3 Mars 2019.
La date limite pour une inscription “trés précoce” (very early bird registration) est le 10 février, et pour une inscription “précoce” (early bird registration) est le 28 Avril.

Bien à vous,

Chloé, Stéphane, Laurence et Gilles.


Résumé de la session "Dynamics and evolution of planets from observations, experiments and models":

The dynamics and evolution of planets and other large objects (satellites, dwarf planets) are largely driven by density contrasts between the surface and depth, owing to temperature, composition or partial melt formation. Early in their history, this contrast may lead to differentiation and crust formation at the planet surface. On longer times scales, convection acts to erase this contrast, in liquid as well as solid shells, at a rate controlled by the imbalance between heat production, in particular radiogenic, and heat loss. Convective processes are at the origin of many potentially observable features of planets, like volcanism, surface currents on liquid or gaseous planets, topography of solid surface planets, magnetic fields that are generated by dynamo action in the planets’ liquid shells. Some of these signals are also blurred by surface processes like weathering or cratering. This symposium welcomes all contributions addressing the present and past dynamics of planets using any of all the complementary approaches, like observations from satellites, meteorites or landers, experiments and models. Results linked to space exploration missions are encouraged (e.g. New horizon, Juno, Cassini...) . A specific focus will be given to the first results of the Insight mission that has landed on Mars on November 26th 2018 and that will provide important clues on its internal deep and shallow structure and dynamics.


Résumé de la session "Scale-up of life and planet habitability detection from in situ to astronomical remote analyses”
More than 5,000 planetary candidates were identified and it was estimated that about 1 in 5 Sun-like stars have an "Earth-sized" planet in the habitable zone. The search for life mainly coincides with that of Circumstellar Habitable Zones but as surface water observation is substantially difficult and its existence is inferred by combining gravitational and tidal theories with models of planetary differentiation.
For the last decades, the exploration of the particular Martian surface has been "following the water" both by in situ and orbital observations. It has been recently shown that Mars was once a habitable planet (fluvio-lacustrine depositional environments) and belongs, on par with Earth, to the circumsolar habitable belt. Investigations of a large spectrum of biosignatures, from the nm to several m scales, were jointly initiated to define new conceptual and technical tools to guide the routes of the rovers. Biosignatures were defined in their broad sense that includes organism morphologies (cells, body fossils, casts), biofabrics (including microbial mats), diagnostic organic molecules, isotopic signatures, evidence of biomineralization and bioalteration, spatial patterns in chemistry and biogenic gases. Surface rocks such as clay-bearing sedimentary rocks, lacustrine carbonates, hydrated ultrabasic rocks, hydrothermal veins were assessed as potential biosignature repositories of paleobiological information, i.e. appropriate loci for the development (habitability) and preservation of biosignatures. A great deal of effort has been applied to retrieve the potential practical value of these rocks in the perspective of the future Mars Sample Return missions.
Reviewing how such microscopic biosignatures and biosignature repositories could be detected by remote observations, either directly or by their observed or modeled spectral impact, has to be updated to propose new « observables » and provide constraints to conceive future instruments in the search for life on exoplanets.
This session will be introduced by a 30 min keynote lecture, given by an exoplanet astrophysicist followed by a few short astronomical talks to draw up the status of the search for life on exoplanets. This part will be followed by talks which illustrate or constrain the limit of the current remote/in situ combinations based on the Mars surface investigation. The session will be concluded by talks dedicated to the discussion of the potential links between remote detection and state-of-the-art laboratory/field biosignatures.
 
5) The ALMA RemoTE Mining eXperiment

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The Artemix-team (Yaye-Awa Ba, Michel Caillat, Nicolas Moreau, Philippe Salomé) is pleased to announce that the latest version of the tool is now available on-line at: http://artemix.obspm.fr

The ALMA RemoTE Mining eXperiment is a web-service for ALMA scientific data mining. It is open to the community and developed at LERMA, Observatoire de Paris, in the framework of the AA-ANO3 service IRAM-ALMA, supported by OASU, Obs.Paris, OSUG and IRAM, and coordinated by S. Guilloteau (OASU).

Artemix now provides :

1. A search engine
2. A Quick Look Viewer of the ALMA science data products (FITS file delivered by the QA2 ALMA pipeline). The Viewer is able to display and navigate large images (5000 x 5000 or even more) on line. The viewer reproduces the framework of GILDAS/Mapping « go view».
3 A frequency Coverage plot using the VAMDC portal with filters in order to track observed species (Local, JPL, CDMS database)
4 An uploader that unables to search for several sources simultaneously, taking into account redshifts, when specified.
5 A browser : to directly access and display the fits files from their path on our server

Warning : the collection of FITS files used by ARTEMIX and copied from the Alma Science Archive is already quite large. However, it is incomplete; we strive to improve the situation until we have a full copy of the ensemble of FITS files present in the ASA. Please also notice that only a relatively small fraction of all ALMA raw data are actually turned into images.

The documentation can be found here : http://artemix.obspm.fr/doc

A presentation of Artemix can be found here : http://aramis.obspm.fr/~salome/artemix-jun-2018.pdf

For questions or requests, please contact us at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. (Yaye-Awa Ba, Michel Caillat, Nicolas Moreau, Philippe Salomé)
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6) AOGS - PS16 on “Microwave and Infrared Remote Sensing of Solar System Objects”


We would like to invite you to attend and present a paper at the AOGS 2019 session

PS16 on “Microwave and Infrared Remote Sensing of Solar System Objects”

This session will address all aspects of investigations of the terrestrial and other atmospheres in the solar system and beyond as well as surface properties of solar system bodies, using remote sensing techniques in the cm, mm, submm and infrared wavelengths range. This includes new ground-based, air- and space borne instrument developments, development proposals and related topics (i.e. frontends, backends, receivers, spectrometers, interferometers, components, mechanisms, concepts, calibration, the baseline problem, etc.), radiative transfer and retrieval simulations, new observations (Earth, planets, comets, moons, asteroids, KBOs, etc. from the ground, airborne and space borne), their validation, analysis and interpretation (e.g. atmospheric dynamics, chemistry and evolution, surface mineralogy, thermo-physical properties, regolith studies etc.).

 
 
For details on the AOGS Meeting and abstract submission, please visit

http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2019/public.asp?page=home.htm
 
http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2019/public.asp?page=abstract.htm
 
Further session details you can find here :
 
http://www.asiaoceania.org/aogs2019/public.asp?page=sessionList.htm 
 
Please note that the deadline for the receipt of abstracts is: 12 February 2019.

We hope that you can accept our invitation and look forward to seeing you in Singapore this summer

With best regards,

The PS16 conveners

Paul Hartogh, Scott Bolton, Yasuko Kasai and Yi-Jehng Kuan
 


7) Contrat doctoral à Nice: Modélisation 3D, ab initio et simultanée de l’atmosphère des exo-planètes et des leurs étoiles hôtes

Bonjour,

nous proposons une these à l’Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur avec un financement deja acquis sur le sujet Modélisation 3D, ab initio et simultanée de l’atmosphère des exo-planètes et des leurs étoiles  hôtes
Les modalites pour appliquer ainsi que les details sur le sujet de thèse sont ici: https://lagrange.oca.eu/images/LAGRANGE/pages_perso/chiavassa/PhD_subject_nice.pdf

Merci d'avance,
Andrea Chiavassa


8) Job Opportunities at HIGP, University of Hawai‘i, HI, USA : Lunar and Planetary Sample Return and Exploration for Space Resources
 
HIGP seeks to hire two tenure-track, full-time, permanent positions. One appointment will be made at the Assistant Researcher level, the other at the Associate Researcher level. 75% State funds provided.

Position 0082103: Lunar and Planetary Sample Return: we are looking for individuals with interests and skills to take advantage of the anticipated return of new samples from the Moon, Mars, asteroids, comets, and other objects.

Position 0088583: Exploration for Space Resources: we invite candidates who can identify and aid in the assessment of resources beyond the Earth using remote sensing, analysis of in situ data, or planetary analogs. We seek individuals with strong interests in participating in, or leading, space missions beyond low-Earth orbit relevant to the areas sought. Filling this position is subject to position clearance.

Application reviews begins April 15, 2019. For full details of the duties, minimum and desirable qualifications, and how to apply please search for the relevant position numbers (0082103; 0088583) at
 https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu.
 
The University of Hawai‘i is an EEO/AA Institution.
 
More details are available at:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu/jobs/2317072/assistant-or-associate-researcher-0082103?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu/jobs/2317663/assistant-or-associate-researcher-0088583?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


9) Postdoctoral Scholar, Planetary Science, UC Davis

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Davis seeks a postdoctoral scholar to study impact processes on rocky planets. Current research programs seek to understand the role of small and large collisions on the formation and habitability of rocky planets and the emergence of life. Applicants may pursue numerical simulations and/or experimental work in the department’s Shock Compression Laboratory. The lab’s primary research themes focus on understanding the role of material properties in governing the outcome of collisions, including the physical and chemical processes that shape planet formation and early Earth’s habitability. The scholar may also participate in ongoing collaborations in the UC Center for Matter at Extreme Conditions, NASA’s CLEVER Planets research team, and the Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life. Further information about current research initiatives can be found at http://sarahtstewart.net

Minimum qualifications: A PhD in physics, geology, chemistry, materials science or a related field is required.  Desired qualifications: Prior experience with numerical simulations of planetary collisions and/or experimental high-pressure techniques.

To apply: Interested candidates should contact Prof. Sarah Stewart (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) with inquiries and apply by emailing a CV, contact information for three references, and a brief statement of research interests.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.