1) Appel d'offre pour les télescopes nationaux
L’appel d’offre INSU pour les observations sur les télescopes de 2-m, OHP-T193 et TBL, pour le semestre 2022A est sorti : https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/actualite/appel-doffres-telescopes-nationaux-1er-semestre-2022/.

Date limite de réponse : 19 octobre 2021, midi (heure de Paris)

2) International Mineralogical Association (IMA) Meeting 2022 –Call for sessions

The 23rd International Mineralogical Association General Meeting will be held in Lyon, France, from 18-22 July 2022.  The aim of this meeting is to paint mineralogy with the colors of space exploration at the light of recent results of missions such as Hayabusa or Mars 2020. Alongside the more traditional mineralogy, we want to inspire the new generation and make a step closer toward the final frontier.
As part of its efforts to make a general meeting that is as broad and inclusive as possible, IMA2022 welcomes session proposals within but not limited to the main themes of the conference:
Mineral systematics, regrouping, for example, new minerals and classification of minerals;
Physics and chemistry of minerals, assembling sessions about the physical and chemical properties of minerals and of rocks, various spectroscopies, and methods of investigation of minerals;
Ores and ore mineralogy, covering sessions about mineral deposits of economic interest or ore minerals;
Mineralogy and petrology, grouping general aspects of mineralogy and its relation to petrological studies;
Planetary mineralogy, covering sessions about minerals on other bodies of the solar system and beyond, planetary exploration, and space missions;
Planetary interiors, regrouping sessions about the constituents of planets, and behaviour of minerals at extreme conditions of pressures and temperature;
The dynamical world of minerals, covering sessions about mineral reactions, and mineral evolution.

Each  session proposal will need to include a concise description of the scientific topic that presents enough arguments to show its timeliness and relevance to the field of mineralogy. The proposals will be focused on science and/or science policy.
The sessions proposals will be reviewed by the scientific committee.

Here is the link to submit the session no later than October 31st :https://www.ima2022.fr//add-a-submission

Razvan Caracas – President of the IMA2022
Herve Cardon – Executive director
Cathy Quantin-Nataf – Vice-President

3) Atelier ExoSystèmes II | 30 Novembre au 2 Décembre 2021 | Toulouse

La deuxième édition de la série d’ateliers ExoSystèmes se tiendra, en présentiel, sur trois jours pleins du 30 Novembre au 2 Décembre 2021, à l’Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées à Toulouse. Cette série d’ateliers a pour but de structurer les communautés stellaire et (exo-)planétaire françaises autour de la formation et l’évolution des systèmes étoiles-planètes, en favorisant et en renforçant les synergies instrumentales, observationnelles et théoriques de nos communautés sur cette thématique.

Ce deuxième atelier aura pour thème général 'Structure’. Quatre sessions sont anticipées: (i) structure interne et atmosphères (exo-)planétaires, (ii) multiplicité stellaire et planétaire: architecture orbitale des exosystèmes, (iii) structures dans les disques protoplanétaires: exosystèmes en formation? et (iv) structure et activité stellaires: effets sur la détection et l’évolution planétaires. Nous encourageons tout particulièrement les jeunes chercheuses et chercheurs à soumettre des contributions orales pour cet atelier.

Comme au premier atelier, une demi-journée pratique ‘hands on computer’ sera organisée, elle permettra cette année de se familiariser avec des outils utilisés pour la caractérisation des atmosphères d'exoplanètes et la spectro-polarimétrie. Une demi-journée est également prévue pour des discussions générales.

Le site de l’atelier est: https://exosystemes2.sciencesconf.org

Les inscriptions sont ouvertes jusqu’au 16 Novembre 2021. Les propositions de contributions (orales, posters électroniques) peuvent être soumises jusqu'au 2 Novembre 2021. Un support financier pour les doctorants peut être demandé jusqu'au 19 Octobre 2021.

Clément Baruteau, Florian Debras et Claire Moutou pour le SOC d’Exosystèmes II

4) Workshop “Planet Mars 5” | 24-29 April 2022 | Les Houches, France

We are pleased to announce the “Planet Mars 5” workshop that is taking place from 24 to 29 April 2022 in les Houches.

This workshop was initially planned for May 3 - 8, 2020, but was cancelled due to the Covid crisis. All participants registered for the May 2020 session have been invited to re-apply for the 2022 session. The number of confirmations leads to about 15 positions available for new participants.

 The deadline for registration is 26 November, 2021. Students and postdocs are especially encouraged to register and to submit a poster.

More at https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/planet-mars-5

Therese Encrenaz, Christophe Sotin, and Olivier Witasse

5) Workshop The Future of Airborne Infrared/Submm Astronomy: Instrument Solutions | 17-19 of November 2021 | On line

I would like to announce a three-day online workshop entitled

"The Future of Airborne Infrared/Submm Astronomy: Instrument Solutions"

to be held on 17-19 of November 2021.

This online workshop will discuss technological options for new Infrared/Submm instrumentation. The focus will be on devices carried by airborne platforms that can be built within the next decade by European institutions, in order to fill the large gap for the astronomical community, until new space observatories for these wavelengths become available again. It is the second of two workshops, where the first, held in July 2021, provided the scientific priorities of European Infrared/Submm astronomy with a clear need for continuing observational capabilities at these wavelengths.

More details are available at the workshop homepage at: https://conference.dsi.uni-stuttgart.de/e/ir-submm-2021-b


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All the best,
Bernhard Schulz
on behalf of the SOC and LOC


6) Master Planétologie / Appel à sujets de stage de niveau M2

Chères et chers collègues,

Nous vous sollicitons pour proposer des sujets de stage de M2 à nos étudiants du Master Planétologie et Exploration Spatiale et vous remercions par avance de diffuser cette annonce dans votre entourage. Nos étudiants ont un parcours initial en physique, chimie et/ou géosciences et nous les formons aux différents aspects de la Planétologie (surface, atmosphère, météorites, exobiologie, plasma, exoplanètes, petits corps...).

Les stages dureront 4 mois minimum, de début mars à fin juin.

La date limite de dépôt des sujet est fixée au 15 octobre.

Bien cordialement,

Frédéric Schmidt pour le Master Planétologie Ile de France.
http://planeto.geol.universite-paris-saclay.fr/master

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7) Staff position in millimetric spectroscopy at RIKEN, Japan

At RIKEN (Star and Planet Formation Laboratory, Cluster for Pioneering Research),
a staff scientist position (an indefinite-term employment) is available. Details about
the position and how to apply can be found below.
https://www.riken.jp/en/careers/researchers/20210901_22/index.html

The successful candidate is expected to lead researches on spectroscopy of molecules in astronomical interests
in the millimeter and submillimeter regimes**. By using the spectroscopic knowledge, she/he is also expected
to enhance her/his studies to understand molecular formation in interstellar clouds as well as protoplanetary-disk
forming region. Depending on necessity, the successful candidate may also start any other study related to the theme.
Successful candidate is also expected to be involved in the group management to help the PI and takes charge of
various tasks in the group. Japanese language skills are welcome but not mandatory.

**Since it is interdisciplinary field, young researchers, who are courageous enough to jump into new fields, are welcome.

--Deadline--
For applicant registration:
Noon, October 15, 2021 (Japan time).
For revising or uploading application documents and letters of recommendation:
Noon, October 21, 2021 (Japan time).

If you know anyone who would be interested in, please circulate this announcement.
We are happy to have your applications.

(*Feel free to contact me for further questions. e-mail address can be found at the homepage written above.)
With best regards,
Nami Sakai
Chief Scientist in RIKEN CPR


8) Thèse, HDR, Séminaire, Cours en ligne
a) Soutenance de thèse de Jérémy Ahuir | Dynamique et évolution des systèmes étoile-planète. Impact des interactions magnétiques et de marées | 29/09, 9h

Jérémy Ahuir vous invite à sa soutenance de thèse est intitulée  Dynamique et évolution des systèmes étoile-planète. Impact des interactions magnétiques et de marées qui a été encadrée par A.-S. Brun, S. Mathis & A. Strugarek

Lien Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86091849492?pwd=WllWYm85ZlFwdHQ0ZUIwcmhVR1VtZz09

Jeremy Ahuir vous invite à une réunion Zoom planifiée.

Sujet : PhD defense Jérémy Ahuir
Heure : 29 sept. 2021 09:00 AM Paris

Participer à la réunion Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86091849492?pwd=WllWYm85ZlFwdHQ0ZUIwcmhVR1VtZz09

ID de réunion : 860 9184 9492
Code secret : oe231z82!0

1) Appel d'offres CNRS-INSU 2022

Les appels d’offres 2022 des programmes nationaux en sciences de la  Terre et de l’Univers sont ouverts jusqu'au 15 septembre 2021: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/

L'appel d'offres du PNP est ici : https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/transverse/pnp/structure-de-lappel-doffres-et-procedure-dexamen-des-propositions/

L'appel d'offres reprend les différents outils introduits en 2020. Comme l'année dernière, si vous hésitez sur l'outil qui convient le mieux, le CS du PNP aura la possibilité de vous redirigez vers l'outil adapté. Donc choisissez en un, et surtout ne vous sensurez pas.

Il y a une nouveauté cette année : suite aux recommandations issues de la prospective INSU, deux nouveaux programmes sont ouverts :

     - Un programme instrumentation innovante et transverse
     - Une action transverse aux programmes sur le thème : « Origines : Terres primitives et apparition de la vie »: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/programmes-aa/origines/

Ce dernier programme, vise essentiellement à soutenir des opérations trans-instituts, notamment en collaboration avec l'INSB pour les sciences de la vie.


2) Atelier sur la science du système solaire avec l’ELT - lundi 6 décembre 2021 - LAM, Marseille
https://atelier-elt.sciencesconf.org

L'ELT est actuellement en phase de construction et devrait être opérationnel en 2025. Trois instruments de première génération sont en cours de réalisation : MICADO, HARMONI, et METIS. Un quatrième instrument de première génération est en cours de définition : MAORY. La France est impliquée dans tous ces instruments, que ce soit sur le plan technique ou scientifique.

L’intérêt de la communauté française de planétologie pour l’ELT est grand, mais nous devons nous organiser pour maximiser le retour scientifique. L’objectif de cet atelier est donc d’échanger autour de la thématique de la science du système solaire avec l'ELT, afin d'informer, de coordonner, et de préparer au mieux notre communauté de planétologues à l’arrivée de l’ELT.

L’atelier aura lieu sur une journée, le lundi 6 décembre 2021 (9h30-17h), dans l'amphithéâtre du Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM).

Afin de respecter les règles sanitaires, l’atelier est limité à 30 places en présentiel, avec présentation obligatoire d'un pass sanitaire valide. Il sera possible de participer à l’atelier en visio, mais probablement plus difficile de suivre les discussions. Ces conditions sont susceptibles d'évoluer. Les présentations et les discussions se feront de préférence en français.

Olivier Groussin, au nom du comité d’organisation

3) In the Spirit of Bernard Lyot 2022: Direct Detection and Characterisation of Exoplanets and Circumstellar Disks | 27th June - 1st July, 2022| Leiden, the Netherlands and online

http://lyot2022.org/

Registration will be open later in the year.
Conference purpose and scope

In the last 25 years, the field of exoplanet studies has rapidly evolved to become one of the most active in astronomy. The search for and study of these objects occupy a sizable fraction of observing time on large facilities worldwide, and major advances can be credited to novel instrument designs, new hardware, and innovative data processing techniques. Many ambitious new ground- and space-based projects are currently being developed to push the limits even further.
Exoplanet research relies on several complementary observational techniques (e.g. radial velocity, transit, astrometry). After years of developments and the start of operation of a new generation of high contrast "planet finders", direct imaging is emerging as another major contributor to this exciting enterprise. This method will help to develop a more complete picture of the full diversity of exoplanet systems and circumstellar disks and provides a unique means to obtain information about the atmospheric properties of young gas giants.
Topics

This conference will be focused on the direct detection and characterization of exoplanets and circumstellar disks, and new technological methods for their detection:
Development of New Techniques and Instrumentation
High-contrast observation and image processing techniques
New concepts and advances for high-contrast imaging instrumentation
Synergy of direct imaging with other techniques (RV, astrometry, transits, etc.)
Near- and long-term future projects, space missions, and ELTs
Upgrades of ground based instruments
Science Results
Current surveys, results & population statistics
Characterization of known imaged planets and brown dwarfs
Planet formation, accreting protoplanets, evolution and atmosphere models
Debris, protoplanetary and circumplanetary disks
The impact of ALMA, Gaia, and JWST observations
Planetary system architecture & dynamics, planet-disk interactions
Host star properties (ages, metallicity, rotation, etc.)

We strongly encourage students to come and will provide some limited grants for student participants.

4) Which observatories for PCMI | Oct. 18-21 | Paris & broadcast through zoom

Web site: https://pcmi-observ-21.sciencesconf.org/

Registration is free of charges but mandatory.

Rationale: The observational data gathered by state-of-the-art
astrophysical facilities provide our primary source of information towards
a better understanding of the impact of the interstellar medium physics and
chemistry on high redshift galaxies, on star and planet formation in the
Milky Way, or on the emergence of life. Opening up new regions of discovery
space through increased sensitivities, angular and spectral resolutions,
polarimetry, survey speeds, multi-wavelength multi-carrier studies is
essential to understand these fundamental questions of astrophysics.

This 4-day workshop aims first at mobilizing the community on the
observatories under construction or evolution and on long-term research and
development activities, both for ground and space observatories.  It also
aims at defining the scientific challenges of PCMI community within the
next 5-15 years to define the space of parameters to be explored and the
associated observatory characteristics.

This workshop is also about presenting current science with foreseen
developments.  Indeed, the science of today predicts the needs of
tomorrow. The laboratory astrophysics part of the community is essential in
this workshop. It is important to think ahead of time about the experiments
and calculations needed to interpret future observations (eg, the X
wavelength domain with Athena). Informing astronomers about what is
possible/impossible from the labastro viewpoint is required (eg, the study
of ionized dust).

We are looking forward to discuss these important topics with all of you.
     
Jerome Pety, Karine Demyk, Ludovic Biennier, Francois Levrier, Valentine
Wakelam and Patrice Theule on behalf of the SOC.


5) Thèse, HDR, Séminaire, Cours en ligne
a) Webinaire Nanosatellite - 14 septembre 2021 à 18h
CurieSat (le centre spatial universitaire de Sorbonne Université) et CENSUS (le centre pour les nanosatellites recherche pour les sciences de l'univers de PSL) poursuivent la co-organisation d'un cycle de webinaires mensuels autour des cubesats et du développement du NewSpace.

Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter au premier webinaire de cette deuxième série qui aura lieu le mardi 14 septembre à 18h. Le résumé est sur l’affiche ci-jointe et le lien zoom est :

https://zoom.us/j/94269927462?pwd=VnNOS3h4bkpiNnBJOGNFdVZhRCtKUT09

Meeting ID: 942 6992 7462
Passcode: k2yiP9

Ce webinaire est intitulé "CENSUS: pôle spatial de PSL Université, pépinière de nanosatellites scientifiques à l'Observatoire de Paris” et il sera présenté par Boris Segret (LESIA). Ce webinaire présentera les différents projets hébergés par CENSUS ainsi que les méthodes mises en place pour le développement des cubesats.

N’hésitez pas à vous connecter le 14 septembre et à diffuser cette annonce. Le programme complet de ce cycle sera bientôt disponible.
 
Cordialement,
Coralie Neiner (CENSUS) et Nicolas Rambaux (CurieSat)   


b) Soutenance de thèse de Déborah Bardet à Sorbonne Université (LMD) le lundi 20 septembre 2021 à 14h
Bonjour,

C'est avec grand plaisir que je vous invite à  ma soutenance de thèse de doctorat intitulée "Modélisation de la dynamique atmosphérique de la stratosphère de Saturne" qui se déroulera le lundi 20 septembre à 14h devant un jury composé de :

M. François LOTT                                   (Président du jury)                    Directeur de Recherche - CNRS
M. Peter READ                                       (Rapporteur)                             Professeur - Université d'Oxford
M. Thibault CAVALIE                              (Rapporteur)                             Chargé de recherche - CNRS
Mme Itziar GARATE LOPEZ                  (Examinatrice)                           Enseignante chercheuse - Universidad del Pais Vasco
Mme Gabriella GILLI                              (Examinatrice)                           Chercheuse associée - Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço
M. Aymeric SPIGA                                 (Directeur de thèse)                   Maître de conférence - Sorbonne Université
Mme Sandrine GUERLET                      (Co-Directrice de thèse)            Chargée de recherche - CNRS

Par restrictions sanitaires, la soutenance aura principalement lieu par visio-conférence :

Participer à la réunion Zoom
https://cnrs.zoom.us/j/98581619242

ID de réunion : 985 8161 9242
Code secret : iFtz1w

mais un public de taille restreinte pourra être présent dans la salle.

Merci de me faire savoir par retour de mail si vous souhaitez assister à ma soutenance en présentiel.


c) Soutenance de thèse d'Aurélien Stcherbinine à l'Université Paris-Saclay (IAS / LATMOS) le jeudi 23 septembre 2021 à 14h

Lien YouTube : https://youtu.be/yIkqjErwqhE

Titre : Étude des signatures aqueuses par spectroscopie infrarouge : des nuages à l’altération des régions polaires

Résumé :
Sur Mars, la signature infrarouge majeure de la surface consiste en une large bande d’absorption à 3 µm. Étant principalement associée à la présence de molécules H2O ou de groupes –OH, cette signature témoigne de la présence de glace d’eau ainsi que du niveau d’hydratation des sols ; elle est observée aussi bien en surface qu’au sein de l’atmosphère qui contient nuages et poussières. Dans cette thèse, nous utilisons le jeu de données issu des 15 ans d’observations de l’Observatoire pour la Minéralogie, l’Eau, les Glaces et l’Activité (OMEGA), ainsi que de nouvelles mesures fournies depuis le printemps 2018 par l'Atmospheric Chemistry Suite (ACS) à bord du Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) pour étudier cette signature à 3 µm.

Arrivé en orbite martienne en 2004 à bord de la sonde Mars Express, le spectro-imageur OMEGA a cartographié l’intégralité de la surface de la planète entre 0,35 et 5,1 µm. Cela a permis d’identifier et de caractériser les glaces et minéraux présents à la surface de la planète, mais également de déterminer le niveau d’hydratation des sols, dérivé de la profondeur de la bande à 3 µm. Dans les régions polaires, OMEGA a ainsi révélé une importante augmentation de l’hydratation de la surface, mais la nature de cette hydratation fait encore débat. À partir de l’analyse de l’évolution la bande à 3 µm dans les données OMEGA, nous avons pu mettre en évidence la présence d’une nouvelle signature d’absorption étroite centrée sur 3 µm, spécifique, aux régions polaires Nord et distribuée le long d’une structure en anneau autour de la calotte permanente. Cette signature pourrait être reliée à la présence de sulfates et indiquerait l’action d'un phénomène d’altération des sols relativement récent dans les hautes latitudes, impliquant potentiellement une action de la glace d’eau.

Parallèlement, les observations en occultation solaire d'ACS nous ont permis d’utiliser la bande à 3 µm atmosphérique pour détecter et caractériser les nuages de glace d’eau martiens, ainsi que leur évolution spatiale et temporelle sur une année martienne. En particulier, nous avons pu pour la première fois étudier précisément l’impact d’une tempête de poussière planétaire martienne sur les particules de glace d’eau atmosphériques, et mettre en évidence la présence de nuages à grosses particules à des altitudes jamais observées jusqu’alors.
d) Séminaire de Miguel Perez-Torres (IAA) | Radio observations as a tool to unveil star-planet interaction in M-dwarfs |  24th September, 14:00 GMT / 16:00 CEST
https://skatelescope.zoom.us/j/95415780618?pwd=b25BU2t4YXJrL0hOT0pSaC9Rd3czUT09
 
Meeting ID: 954 1578 0618
Passcode: 352744

Abstract:
Auroral radio emission has been detected from all magnetized planets in the solar system. Since extrasolar giant planets are probably magnetized, like Jupiter, they are expected to produce auroral radio emission via the cyclotron maser mechanism up to a few tens of MHz. Therefore, the direct detection of auroral radio emission from a planet is not only very challenging, but limited to Jupiter-size, or larger planets. Fortunately, sub-Alfvénic star-planet interaction may yield significant auroral radio emission at significantly higher frequencies, even at GHz frequencies.
The discovery of a planet in the habitable zone of the closest star to our Sun, Proxima, represented a major breakthrough in exoplanetary science, especially because the mass and size of the planet (Proxima b) seem to be similar to those of the Earth.  Here, I will present the results from a radio monitoring campaign towards this M dwarf using ATCA observations in the 1.1-3.3 GHz band.  We detect radio emission from Proxima for most of the observing epoch. The emission is stronger in the low-frequency (~1.6 GHz) band, and is consistent with the expected electron-cyclotron frequency for the known star's magnetic field intensity of ~600 gauss. The 1.6 GHz light curve shows an emission pattern that is consistent with the orbital period of the planet Proxima b around the star Proxima, with its maxima of emission happening near the quadratures.  We find that the frequency, large degree of circular polarization, change in the sign of circular polarization, and intensity of the observed radio emission are all consistent with expectations from electron cyclotron-maser emission arising from sub-Alfvénic star-planet interaction.
We interpret our radio observations as signatures of interaction between the planet Proxima b and its host star Proxima, and advocate for monitoring other dwarf stars with planets to eventually reveal periodic radio emission due to star-planet interaction.  If successful, this will open a new avenue for exoplanet hunting and the study of a new field of exoplanet-star plasma interaction.

 

 

1) Appel d'offres CNRS-INSU 2022
Les appels d’offres 2022 des programmes nationaux en sciences de la  Terre et de l’Univers sont ouverts jusqu'au 15 septembre 2021: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/

L'appel d'offres du PNP est ici : https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/transverse/pnp/structure-de-lappel-doffres-et-procedure-dexamen-des-propositions/

L'appel d'offres reprend les différents outils introduits en 2020. Comme l'année dernière, si vous hésitez sur l'outil qui convient le mieux, le CS du PNP aura la possibilité de vous redirigez vers l'outil adapté. Donc choisissez en un, et surtout ne vous censurez pas.

Il y a une nouveauté cette année : suite aux recommandations issues de la prospective INSU, deux nouveaux programmes sont ouverts :

     - Un programme instrumentation innovante et transverse
     - Une action transverse aux programmes sur le thème : « Origines : Terres primitives et apparition de la vie »: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/programmes-aa/origines/

Ce dernier programme, vise essentiellement à soutenir des opérations trans-instituts, notamment en collaboration avec l'INSB pour les sciences de la vie.


2) Appel de temps CFHT 2022A


Chers membres du PNP,
L'appel de demandes de temps du CFHT pour le semestre 2022A est maintenant ouvert.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez consulter http://cfht.hawaii.edu/en/science/Proposals/

Bonne chance à tous les proposants,
Daniel Devost

3) 6th Workshop of the Astronomy & Astrophysics from Antarctica | September 8-10, 2021 | On line
Dear Antarctic Colleagues,

This is a reminder about the 6th Workshop of the Astronomy & Astrophysics from Antarctica. The workshop will take place on September 8-10, 2021 from 11am to 3pm GMT.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE WAS MOVED TO: 4 Sep 2021
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE WAS MOVED TO: 31 Aug 2021

This year, we have chosen to have the workshop exclusively on zoom and open to all registered attendees at no cost. A shorter presentation format will be used to accommodate all participant to present their work. Science results, project updates or future plans from both Northern and Southern polar regions are welcome.

Registration and abstract submission page: https://events.icecube.wisc.edu/event/144/

Regards,

Elia Battistelli

On behaf of the AAA steering committee.

4) Workshop Sciences and Technologies for Space – a ground up overview | September 13-17, 2021 | On line


Master degree courses in astrophysics and planetary geosciences are intrinsically interdisciplinary. Their prospective students are graduates with a great diversity of backgrounds covering physics, earth sciences, engineering, mathematics, biology, ... It is, therefore, important to promote these courses, highlighting not only their core curricula, but also the opportunities opening in space research and the career prospects in space industry.

The workshop "Sciences and Technologies for Space – a ground up overview" will bring together the partner institutions of the GeoPlaNet consortium, representatives of technological enterprises operating in this sector, researchers in Space Sciences, high school graduates and higher education students. The bottom-up approach is intended to provide students with an overview of real problems and of how these are handled. The language of the workshop will be English.

This workshop is organized by the Universities of Coimbra and Porto in the framework of GeoPlaNet - SP Project 2020-1-FR01-KA203-079773 (https://geoplanet-sp.eu),
and open to every interested student, teacher, researcher or company employee, with free registration.
Further information can be found at https://www.airmeet.com/e/48495850-ff8d-11eb-b718-31bbc3b6e1b2

Transmis par Sabrina Carpy

5) Conference Star-Planet Connection | 25-29 October 2021 | On line
ESO is pleased to announce the conference “Star-Planet Connection” that will take place online from 25 to 29 October 2021. The conference is scheduled to take place online (as a Zoom meeting), for 4 hours each day of the program. We anticipate the live program to start at 9AM Chilean Local Time (2PM CEST) and finish at 1PM Chilean Local Time (6PM CEST).
 
Important Dates:
20 September 2021:  Abstract deadline
15 October 2021:  Conference registration deadline
25-29 October 2021:  Conference dates

Rationale:
The detection and characterization of extrasolar planets is a field that has undergone rapid advancements in the past decades. As we push towards the detection of lower-mass planets around Sun-like stars via both direct and indirect techniques our understanding of the host star becomes increasingly important.

In this workshop we will cover the following topics:

• Fundamental stellar parameters that affect exoplanet detection/interpretation
• Stellar abundances and their effect on exoplanet formation
• Impact of stellar multiplicity on exoplanets
• Stellar activity effects on detecting exoplanets

We aim to identify what aspects of our understanding of stellar properties are limiting our ability to measure and characterize extrasolar planets, to present new ideas on how to overcome them, and to develop new collaborations between researchers studying extrasolar planets and those studying the properties of the stars they orbit.

In addition, the conference will include time allocated for discussions and social interactions. The conference will have dedicated breakout groups on Slack to foster discussions and post files.

The deadline for abstract submission is 20 September 2021 and for registering to the conference on 15 October 2021.

To register please fill in the registration form at ESO - Registration Open

Registration is free. Please act responsibly and attend the conference if you register.

To cancel your registration, please email Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Details will be emailed to registered participants closer to the conference dates.

More information is available on the conference web page at

https://www.eso.org/sci/meetings/2021/StarPlanetConnection2021.html

Organising Committees:

Mariangela Bonavita (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Robert De Rosa (ESO Chile)
Saskia Hekker (Heidelberg, Germany)
Lea Hirsch (Stanford, United States)
Paula Jofre (Universidad Diego Portales, Chile)
Heidi Korhonen (ESO Chile)
Stefan Kraus (Exeter, UK)
Carlo Manara (ESO Garching)
Álvaro Ribas (ESO/ALMA Chile)
Ditte Slumstrup (ESO Chile)
Antoine Strugarek (CEA Saclay, France)Paulina Jiron / Leslie Saldias (ESO Logistics)

6) Hayabusa 2021: 8th Symposium of Solar System Materials | November 16-17, 2021 | Online, hosted by ASRG/ISAS/JAXA

Special Topics
    First results of Ryugu samples
    Future sample-return and planetary missions
    Asteroid-meteorite connections and in particular Ryugu, Bennu and carbonaceous chondrites

Regular Topics
    Studies of Itokawa samples
    New insights from laboratory analysis of solar system materials
    Small bodies formation and evolution by theoretical, observational, and experimental studies
    Other related studies [e.g., methodology, instruments]


Important dates
   13 Aug 2021    Second circular delivery and call for abstract
   1 Oct 2021:       Due date for abstract
   15 Oct 2021:     Program delivery
   16-17 Nov 2021:    Symposium
   31 Mar 2022:    Due date for Proceedings submission (only for those who want to submit)

Science Organizing Committee (SOC)
     Masaki Fujimoto (chair, ISAS/JAXA)
     Sei-ichiro Watanabe(Nagoya Univ.)
     Tomohiro Usui (ISAS/JAXA)
     Shogo Tachibana (Univ. Tokyo, ISAS/JAXA)
     Trevor Ireland(ANU)
     Jörn Helbert(DLR)
     Kevin Righter(JSC/NASA)
     Tatsuaki Okada(ISAS/JAXA)
     Rosario Brunetto(IAS)

Local Organizing Comittee (LOC)
   Staffs of Astromaterials Science Research Group [ASRG]
     Tomohiro Usui
     Masanao Abe
     Tatsuaki Okada
     Toru Yada
     Masahiro Nishimura
     Kasumi Yogata
     Aiko Nakato
     Akiko Miyazaki
     Kana Nagashima
     Daiki Yamamoto
     Tasuku Hayashi
     Ryota Fukai
     Kentaro Hatakeda
     Yuya Hitomi
     Hiromichi Soejima
     Kazuya Kumagai
     Shoko Yamamoto


  We are looking forward to having exciting presentations from you!

Sincerely,

LOC of Hayabusa 2021 Symposium

7) Thèse, HDR, Séminaire, Cours en ligne
a) MOOC Are We Alone
https://www.arewealone.us/

 

1) Appel d'offres CNRS-INSU 2022
Les appels d’offres 2022 des programmes nationaux en sciences de la  Terre et de l’Univers sont ouverts jusqu'au 15 septembre 2021: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/

L'appel d'offres du PNP est ici : https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Note-de-cadrage-TelluS-2022.pdf

L'appel d'offres reprend les différents outils introduits en 2020. Comme l'année dernière, si vous hésitez sur l'outil qui convient le mieux, le CS du PNP aura la possibilité de vous redirigez vers l'outil adapté. Donc choisissez en un, et surtout ne vous sensurez pas.

Il y a une nouveauté cette année : suite aux recommandations issues de la prospective INSU, deux nouveaux programmes sont ouverts :

     - Un programme instrumentation innovante et transverse
     - Une action transverse aux programmes sur le thème : « Origines : Terres primitives et apparition de la vie »: https://programmes.insu.cnrs.fr/programmes-aa/origines/

Ce dernier programme, vise essentiellement à soutenir des opérations trans-instituts, notamment en collaboration avec l'INSB pour les sciences de la vie.


2) Hayabusa 2021: 8th Symposium of Solar System Materials | 15-18 Nov. 2021 | Online
Dear all,

We are pleased to announce the first circular of "Hayabusa 2021: 8th Symposium of Solar System Materials". Please find information on the website: https://curation.isas.jaxa.jp/symposium/2021/index.html

The Hayabusa Symposium started in 2013 to present the latest results of the Hayabusa sample return. Since then, the symposium has been held annually and has been growing as a significant focal point for asteroidal sample science. In December 2020 the Hayabusa2 spacecraft returned a sample of Ryugu to Earth. This year, Hayabusa 2021 will become an epoch-making symposium because the results of Ryugu samples will appear for the first time there.

Please note that the symposium will be held only online. You will need a "Zoom" account and the URL to enter the conference room. The URL will be sent to you by email in ~mid-November.

Topics (planned):
    First results of Ryugu samples
    Future sample-return and planetary missions
    Studies of Itokawa samples
    Asteroid-meteorite connections and in particular Ryugu and carbonaceous chondrites
    New insights from laboratory analysis of solar system materials
    Small bodies formation and evolution by theoretical, observational, and experimental studies
    Other related studies

Invited speakers:
    TBD

Important dates:
    Call for abstracts (2nd circular): Early Aug. 2021
    Abstract submission due: Late Sep. 2021
    Registration due: Mid-Nov. 2021
    Meeting period: 15 Nov. - 18 Nov. 2021
    Proceedings due: TBD

SOC: Masaki Fujimoto (Chair, ISAS/JAXA)
     Sei-ichiro Watanabe (Nagoya Univ.)
     Shogo Tachibana (Univ. Tokyo and ISAS/JAXA)
     Tomohiro Usui (ISAS/JAXA)
     Tatsuaki Okada (ISAS/JAXA)
     Trevor Ireland (UQ)
     Kevin Righter (NASA/JSC)
     Jörn Helbert (DLR)
     Rosario Brunetto (IAS)

    We are looking forward to having exciting presentations from you!

Sincerely,
LOC of Hayabusa 2021 symposium

3) Mercury's Surface Response to the Interplanetary Environment: Identifying Needed Studies in Laboratory Astrophysics | 24-27 January 2022 | On line
Mercury is a complex system of interconnected parts: its magnetosphere, exosphere, and surface. How this system responds to its interplanetary (solar and dust) environment is equally complex. Numerous models have been developed to understand how solar wind particles and micrometeorites interact with Mercury’s magnetosphere and surface to modify the surface spectral, mineral, and chemical properties and to produce the planet’s exosphere.

However, the reliability of these models hinges on how accurately we understand the underlying physical processes responsible for the observed properties. This workshop will focus on identifying those physical processes whose uncertainties hinder the field’s ability to reliably model Mercury’s response to the solar and interplanetary environment.

In specific, the workshop will discuss those studies in laboratory astrophysics, both experimental and theoretical, that are most critically needed in order to advance our understanding of Mercury’s system. The goal of this workshop is to produce a series of focused reports to guide the scientific community’s efforts for supporting the analysis of the BepiColombo measurements and observations and for future missions. It will examine the limitations of current planetary models that allow us to understand what is observed in situ building on the underlying laboratory astrophysics data. Furthermore, it will outline the current status of laboratory astrophysics studies applicable to the above questions and what experimental and theoretical work is needed to fully address these unknowns.
A modest registration fee to be determined will be requested.
For more details, please visit: https://meeting.psi.edu/mercurylab2022/or email any questions to: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

4) Numero Spécial HRMS sur Molecular Physics
Chers Collègues

Nous vous invitons à contribuer à un numéro spécial de Molecular Physics consacré au 28e Colloque sur la spectroscopie moléculaire à haute résolution (HRMS 2021), qui se tiendra (en visio-conférence) à Cologne, en Allemagne, du 30 août au 3 septembre 2021, et au Dr Jean -Marie Flaud à l'occasion de son 75e anniversaire.
Le Colloque HRMS est une série biennale de conférences internationales, qui ont eu lieu ces dernières années alternativement à Dijon, France (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019) et dans un autre pays européen (1997 à Glasgow, Ecosse ; 2001 à Nijmegen, Pays-Bas ; 2005 à Salamanque, Espagne ; 2009 à Castellammare di Stabia, Italie ; 2013 à Budapest, Hongrie, 2017 à Helsinki, Finlande).
A l'occasion du 75e anniversaire de Jean-Marie Flaud, ce numéro spécial mettra en lumière ses contributions scientifiques remarquables à la spectroscopie moléculaire et aux sciences de l'atmosphère, ainsi qu'au succès des colloques HRMS.

Mes collègues et moi même serions très honorés si vous envisagez de contribuer à ce numéro spécial.

La date de clôture est le 31 décembre 2021. Les articles seront évalués selon les mêmes critères que pour les manuscrits "classiques" soumis à Molecular Physics. Tous les articles seront publiés en ligne avec un numéro d'article dès qu'ils seront prêts à être publiés et qu'ils seront pleinement citables à ce stade.

Instructions pour les auteurs:

http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=tmph20&page=instructions
All manuscripts must be submitted online via http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tmph

To ensure submission to this special issue, please select "Special issue paper" as manuscript type in step 1 and “HRMS 2021/Jean-Marie Flaud Festschrift" in step 5 of the submission process.

Bien cordialement

Agnes Perrin

5) PhD student to develop a CHON+PS chemical scheme validated at high temperatures with applications in planetology
Dear colleagues,

You will find here an announcement for a PhD position in France at LISA (Créteil) and LRGP (Nancy). Please forward it to any potential interested candidate.

General Information:

Workplace: Interuniversity Laboratory of Atmospheric Systems in Créteil (France) and at the Laboratory of Reactions and Process Engineering in Nancy (France)
Type of contract: Doctoral student/Doctoral contract
Expected start date: 1 November 2021
Contract duration: 36 months (Full time)
Remuneration: 2135,00 € gross monthly
Level required: M2 / Engineer

Missions:

Context: To learn more about the fascinating new worlds of exoplanets, several space telescopes have been designed, such as the JWST (James Webb Space Telescope, launch in October 2021) and Ariel (Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large Survey, launch in 2029). The broad wavelength coverage and high-sensitivity of the instruments on-board these telescopes will allow us to extract much more information from their data than what has been possible so far, leading to numerous breakthroughs. However, these breakthroughs will be possible only if the models used to interpret the high-resolution observations are robust and reliable. In particular, photo-thermochemical models calculate the chemical composition of exoplanet atmospheres, taking into account the particular chemistry occurring in these media and the effect of disequilibrium processes. The main ingredient of these models, the chemical scheme has to be specifically tailored for their extreme conditions, that is to say very high temperatures and pressures. Thanks to a close collaboration between the Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA) and the Laboratoire Réactions et Génie des Procédés (LRGP), we are the only team in the world capable of providing highly reliable chemical schemes validated over combustion experiments (Venot+2012, 2015, 2020). These schemes, containing Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Nitrogen species (CHON) are made available to the community through the KIDA Database and regularly downloaded. However, for a more reliable simulation of exoplanet atmospheric composition, significant improvements are still required: Sulfur- and Phosphorous-bearing molecules can affect the observations of exoplanets’ atmospheres and thus need to be incorporated in atmospheric models that are used to analyze them. Within the ANR project “EXACT (EXoplanetary Atmospheric Chemistry at high Temperature)”, the hired PhD candidate will develop a comprehensive CHON+PS scheme and will apply this newly developed scheme to the study of exoplanetary atmospheres, using a kinetic model.

Objective: During the first part of the PhD (18 months), the student will develop the CHON+PS scheme, starting from our most up-to-date CHON scheme (Venot+2020). The scheme will be validated through experimental measurements over a large range of pressures (0.01-500 bars) and temperatures (300-2500 K). This development will be performed at LRGP with internationally-recognized experts in experimental and modelling study of combustion kinetics. During the second part of the PhD (18 months), the student will apply the newly developed scheme to the study of planetary atmospheres, using a kinetic model. This work will be performed at LISA with experts in modeling of (exo)planetary atmospheres.

The PhD student will be co-supervised by Olivia Venot at LISA and Baptiste Sirjean at LRGP.

Activities:

The primary tasks of the PhD fellow are:
- Bibliographical work
- Drive the development and validation of CHON+PS kinetic models
- Develop methods, using computational chemistry, to calculate and tabulate gas-phase rate constants
- Adapt the existing chemical kinetic code to the newly developed scheme
- Develop atmospheric models for various exoplanets and study the chemical composition
- Evaluate the detectability of the new S- and P-species on synthetic spectra
- Writing of scientific articles and thesis and disseminate research results at conferences and seminars.

Skills:

We are looking for an extremely motivated student who will be fully involved in a challenging interdisciplinary project linking the fields of combustion and astrophysics. The PhD candidate will have a double expertise, both in chemical schemes development and in atmospheric modeling. This unique formation will guarantee him/her an unprecedented interdisciplinary profile. Desired profile: i) Either a Master or Engineer degree in organic chemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry, physics or related fields with a great interest for astrophysics, in particular exoplanets, or a Master degree in Astrophysics, with a strong background on chemistry, chemical engineering; ii) Good English skills to work in an international environment; iii) Good programming skills.

Context of work:

The PhD program takes place within the ANR JCJC project “EXACT” led by Dr Olivia Venot. The PhD candidate will work at the LRGP during the first 18 months of the PhD and at the LISA during the other 18 months. In these two labs, the PhD candidate will join active teams composed of several permanent researchers, PhD students and post-docs.

- The Laboratory Reactions and Process Engineering (LRGP) is a Joint Research Unit of the CNRS and the University of Lorraine. It is located in Nancy, France’s second biggest student city. It is mainly located in the city center, in the premises of the National School of Chemical Industries of Nancy (ENSIC). The research lab is a leading chemical and process engineering laboratory in France and in the world. The PhD candidate will work within the Radical Kinetics Group, which has an international recognized expertise in combustion kinetics, both on the experimental and modelling sides. Existing experimental devices to study these phenomena include shock tube, laminar flames and jet-stirred reactor experiments. Numerical tools include Gaussian16, Chemkin Pro, COSMO-RS and other similar codes.

- The Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA) is a Joint Research Unit of the CNRS, the Université Paris-Est Créteil, and the Université de Paris. It belongs to the Observatoire Des Sciences de l’Univers EFLUVE and to the Research Federation IPSL. It is located in Créteil, an important student city in the Paris region. The research lab is a leader in atmospheric modeling at the international level. Its main mission is to contribute to improving our knowledge of the functioning of the Earth's and planetary atmospheres in order to understand their past evolution and predict their future trajectories. The PhD candidate will join the Exobiology and Astrochemistry group, whose main objectives are the search for molecular structures and the study of the various physico-chemical processes governing the chemical evolution of various astrophysical objects (exoplanets, comets, Mars, Titan…). They are internationally recognized as world class experts in planetary atmospheres from both a modeling and experimental point of view. They are strongly involved in the analysis of observational data from ground-based facilities and space missions.

We offer: a multi-disciplinary formation and training using state-of-the-art research equipment, participations in national or international schools, conferences and workshops. The PhD student will also follow high-level formations proposed by the Doctoral School.
Application:

Application should be sent to Dr Olivia Venot (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) and Dr Baptiste Sirjean (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) before September, 1st 2021. Required documents should be sent in a single PDF file that includes a letter of motivation, a CV and academic transcripts of records in French or English.  

Kind regards

Olivia Venot

6) Space Weather Project Manager
ESSP, a young, dynamic French company open to the world, is looking for a Space Weather Project Manager for a permanent contract in Toulouse.
Our team is gathers 120 highly qualified professionals of 10 nationalities working in an English- speaking environment. Our employees come from different backgrounds, from aeronautics to space, including engineering and telecommunications. This diversity is a major asset for the company, which allows us to adapt to new needs and challenges.

We are eager to provide the best quality services through safe and efficient operations and management systems. We are expanding and always on the lookout for new talent.

To find out more about us, we invite you to visit our website: https://www.essp-sas.eu/human- resources/careers/

If you have a good level of English, you are able to assume responsibilities with technical leadership skills, and have good technical knowledge of EGNOS & SBAS systems; then this position is for you!

By joining us, you will be responsible for the management of space weather project including internal and external coordination. Contribution 24/7 space weather information service for the GNSS part: provision of expertise in space weather domain and its impact on GNSS, management of space weather events including issuance of GNSS advisories.

Here are your main responsibilities:

Space Weather Project Manager for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Project management including resources, costs, planning and project status management as well as coordination with all members of the project,
Service responsibility and operation coordination including management of forecaster shifts and on-call scheduling, management of forecasters training status.
Coordination with project actors: Customer, members of the French Consortium and partners
Participation in international workshops related to space weather
Coordination of analysis and production of files to be conducted on the activity.
ICAO Space Weather expert activity and Forecaster role:
Space weather situation monitoring, analysis of any potential impact in GNSS performance for aviation, exploitation of the monitoring chains results and advisory issuance when needed.
Participation in the biweekly handover with the other global centres and provision of related materials.
Contribution to the design and the implementation of GNSS Space Weather monitoring chain including the integration and the processing of different inputs provided by project partners.
Ensuring the compliance of the Monitoring Chain to the agreed advisories management processes.
You are the point of reference of the expertise in the field of the Space Weather.

PROFILE

Generic Skills:
Strong autonomy and rigor
Technical leadership and ability to assume responsibilities
Showing initiative and synthesis capabilities
Good communication and reporting skills
Team worker and good coordinator
High English Level (B2-C1) - CEFR
Subcontractor management
Proposal preparation skills
Project management
Specific Skills:
Background on space weather and knowledge of space weather impact on signal propagation and receivers (GNSS field in particular)
Knowledge of space systems operations and real time service delivery would be interesting
Experience in software development and data processing would be interesting
Organisation and coordination of activities.
Job Requirements:
Engineer Degree or equivalent.
5 years of experience in Space Weather and project management.
Subject to the constraints of minimum presence during normal holiday periods
Available for on-call duty during weekends and public holidays (daytime work, for 10 to 15 days per year) to ensure the Space Weather service
May be subject to occasional standby duties (weekend and/or night).
Available for work starting on 06h UTC for supporting internal handover in the frame of Space Weather project (about 20 days per year)
Available for punctual travels
ESSP is committed to cultural diversity, gender equality and the employment of disabled workers.

Please send your application file only by e-mail to the following address: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
Job Location: Toulouse (France)
Type of Contract: Full time/Permanent contract


7) Thèse, HDR, Séminaire, Cours en ligne
a) Cours en ligne de Patrick Michel et Brian May sur l'imagerie stéréoscopique des astéroïdes
https://youtu.be/mbAGPTKg1zw

 

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