1) Appel à candidature pour le prix de thèse et le prix jeune chercheur SFE 2018

La Société Française d’Exobiologie organise en 2018 l’attribution de deux prix récompensant des travaux dans le domaine de l’exobiologie/astrobiologie (ayant trait à l’origine de la vie, à ses conditions d’émergence, à son évolution précoce et à sa présence ou son émergence possible dans d’autres lieux de l’univers).

–        Un prix de thèse de la SFE

–        Un prix jeune chercheur(se) de la SFE

Ces prix seront remis lors des 5èmes Rencontres de la SFE : SFE 2018 organisées du 15 au 18 Octobre 2018 à l’observatoire de haute Provence à Saint-Michel-l’Observatoire (04).

Chaque lauréat recevra un prix de 1000 € et ses frais d’inscription aux rencontres seront pris en charge par la SFE.

Dépôt des candidatures pour les prix  avant le 15 Juin 2018.

Toutes les informations et modalités de candidature ici :
http://www.exobiologie.fr/index.php/actualites/evenements/appel-a-candidature-pour-le-prix-de-these-et-le-prix-jeune-chercheur-sfe-2018/


2) Job positions at the German Aerospace Center - Moon landing mission

the German Aerospace Center is currently hiring new staff members to work on an exciting Moon landing mission.  the advertised positions are below:

Engineer Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Atumation Technology or similar
Engineers in the Field of Embedded Software Engineering, Aerospace/Space Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or similar
Engineers in the Field of Embedded Systems, Aerospace/Space Engineering, Mechatronics, Computer Science, Electronics, or similar
Engineers Aerospace/Space Engineering, Control Engineering, Mathematics or similar (Navigation)
Engineers Aerospace/Space Engineering, Control Engineering, Mathematics or similar (Guidance & Control)

3) Atelier ASHRA SF2A

Bonjour,

Dans le cadre de la semaine de la SF2A 2018, l’ASHRA organise un atelier autour de l'ELT, des cas scientifiques, et du lien entre la performance des Optiques Adaptatives, et les cas scientifiques.

L’atelier aura lieu le Mercredi 4 Juillet après-midi (session S09 - 2018.sf2a.eu).

Pour ces discussions, seront stimulées des contributions parmi différentes expertises entre les thèmes d'application variés (du PNP au PNCG) et la technique HRA.
En particulier, nous aborderons les thématiques suivantes:
    1.    Exoplanètes, Haut-Contraste et couplage avec des spectros
    2.    Observations du système solaire à haute résolution angulaire
    3.    Populations stellaires, centre galactique
    4.    Dynamique, morphologie et évolutions des galaxies distantes

Pour chacune de ces thématiques, des présentations et les discussions feront le lien entre les efforts de développement en optique adaptative (OA) et les objectifs scientifiques. Quelles spécifications sont critiques pour quels science cases ? Les instruments de l’ELT seront-ils en mesure de répondre aux défis ?

La deuxième partie de l’atelier sera dédiée à des présentations courtes de doctorants ou jeunes chercheurs. Les thématiques abordées seront alors élargies à l’ensemble des thématiques de l’ASHRA.

Nous vous invitons à venir participer à cet atelier, et à encourager les jeunes chercheurs de vos établissements à venir présenter leurs travaux !

Attention: Les frais d’inscription à la semaine SF2A changent ce Lundi 21 Mai, donc n’attendez pas pour vous inscrire !

Benoit, David, Eric


4) Atelier PNP "Caractérisation des systèmes des planètes géantes" à la SF2A - 3 juillet 2018 - Bordeaux
Le Programme National de Planétologie  (INSU-CNES) organise pendant les journées de la SF2A un atelier dédié à la caractérisation des systèmes des planètes géantes le mardi 3 juillet 2018 après-midi (session S02 - voir le site des journées SF2A : http://2018.sf2a.eu/).

Titre:  Caractérisation des systèmes des planètes géantes.

Résumé : Depuis 1995, suite à l’arrivée de la mission Galileo autour de Jupiter et à la découverte de la première Jupiter chaude autour de l’étoile 51 Pegasi, l’intérêt pour les planètes géantes et leur environnement n’a cessé de croître. Récemment, les missions Cassini-Huygens et Juno ont révélé la complexité et la richesse des processus que ces systèmes hébergent. Cet atelier se veut l’occasion de faire le point sur les grandes découvertes réalisées ces dernières années sur les systèmes des planètes géantes dans le système solaire et au-delà, et de présenter les futures programmes d’exploration, en particulier les missions actuellement en construction vers le système de Jupiter (JUICE, Europa Clipper) et les projets vers Saturne, Uranus et Neptune, ainsi que les nouvelles perspectives apportées par les nouveaux moyens d’observation au sol (VLT/ELT, ALMA/NOEMA/JLVA, NDA/LOFAR/NenuFAR/SKA etc.) et dans l’espace (HST, JWST, PLATO, ARIEL etc.).

Vous êtes invités à vous inscrire à cet atelier et à soumettre une contribution (orale ou poster) via la page web du colloque. La date limite pour les inscriptions et le dépôt de contributions est fixée au 3 juin. L'inscription et le dépôt se font sur le  site web des journées SF2A.

Contacts :
Gabriel Tobie (LPG, Nantes), Laurent Lamy (LESIA, Obs. Paris), Thierry Fouchet (LESIA, Obs. Paris)


5) MSFC Planetary Science Position

The Heliophysics and Planetary Science Branch at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center is opening a Planetary Scientist civil service position at the GS-13 level. The candidate will join the MSFC Planetary Science group, performing research focused on geologic and related investigations of planets, asteroids, and/or moons. We are especially interested in adding capability in instrument design and development that complements our existing expertise in geology, geomorphology, surface processes, volcanology, and geophysics. The candidate is also expected to bring or build a strong independent scientific research program through peer-reviewed proposals to NASA programs and/or through involvement in NASA planetary missions. Additionally, the candidate will join a team of science subject matter experts advocating for the integration of science into exploration endeavors, including the Space Launch System.

All candidates must use the USAJobs.gov website to prepare and submit applications, and United States citizenship is required to be eligible for this civil service position. Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. Renee Weber, Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser., 256-961-7705. A how-to guide for preparing responsive applications using the USAJobs.gov site will be provided upon request.

The position will open tomorrow 05/18/2018 and close on 06/01/2018.

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499938900


6) Postdoctoral Position available at Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris-Sud

The Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS, University Paris-Sud) is seeking for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship on the Horizon-2020 funded program PTAL (Planetary Terrestrial Analogues Library). The PTAL project aims to build and exploit a multi-instrument spectral data base and joint spectral interpretation tools using various techniques (XRD, SEM, LIBS, IR and Raman spectroscopy), in order to support current and future investigations of planetary space missions.

The main purpose of the fellowship is to characterize well-defined rock and mineral samples with flight spare models and to compare the derived compositions of samples with remote and in situ data of instruments onboard planetary space missions (Martian missions, Hayabusa2, BepiColombo). The activities of the successful applicant shall consist in 1) acquiring near-infrared spectra of XRD- and SEM-characterized rock samples (resulting from field trips and alteration experiments) using flight spare models of MicrOmega (Hayabusa-2 and ExoMars20) and NIR lab spectrometers at IAS facilities, 2) acquiring LIBS spectra of the characterized samples using the qualification model of ChemCam/Mars Science Laboratory, 3) analyzing the NIR and LIBS spectral data and document these analyses, 4) performing coordinated analyses of the Martian surface from orbital and landed platforms with the new spectral data.

The PTAL consortium (https://ptal.eu/) consists of three partners, located in Norway (Oslo Univ.), France (Paris Sud Univ.) and Spain (Valladolid Univ.). The fellowship will have also the opportunity to be in contact with other research labs (Japan, Germany, France, USA). LIBS measurements will be performed at the IRAP/Toulouse laboratory who is in charge of the LIBS instrument onboard MSL.

Applicants are requested to submit a brief cover letter and curriculum vitae.
For further information and application submission please contact Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.


7) Doctoral School, Deep Earth 2018, Les Houches, October 15th to October 26th

The fifth edition of Les Houches doctoral school on Internal Earth will held at the Ecole de Physique des Houches, near Chamonix, France, from October 15th to October 26th. The 2018 edition will focus on deep Earth.

The program includes four lecture series, complemented by seminars:
- Mineralogy-petrophysics, by Nadege Hilairet and James Badro
- Geodynamics, by Clint Conrad and Maylis Landeau
- Seismology, by Pierre Boué and Ed Garnero
- Geochemistry, by Matthieu Touboul and Marc Chaussidon

-Geomagnetism, by Celine Guervilly, and David Cebron
- Openning seminar given by Xavier Le Pichon on the history of plate tectonics
All lectures and seminars will be given in English.

Registration is open at https://epti.isterre.fr.
The school is organised by Philippe Cardin, Stéphane Labrosse, Thomas Bodin and Laurent Husson.


8) Post-doc position in cosmochemistry at Department for Terrestrial Magnetism, Washington DC

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution for Science seeks a highly qualified and motivated postdoctoral research scientist to develop a better understanding of the origin of chondrite matrices and their relationships to chondrules and interplanetary dust particles.

The postdoc will work primarily with DTM researchers Conel Alexander and Larry Nittler. This project is funded for two years by NASA’s Emerging Worlds program with the primary goal of improving our understanding of how the different components of chondritic meteorites formed and their relationships, if any, to comets. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in meteorite petrology and electron microscopy. Experience with focused ion beam and secondary ion mass spectrometry techniques would also be useful. The successful candidate will become part of an active geochemistry and cosmochemistry group studying the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth and the early Solar System.

A C.V., cover letter with a statement of interest in the position, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted online at https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/postdoctoral-research-scientist-in-cosmochemistry/ by July 15, 2018. Submission details are available when you click on “Apply Now”. Please address any questions regarding this position to Conel Alexander (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.). The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.  


9) 2nde école thématique GeoPlaNet - Interactions fluides-roches dans le système solaire, 12-16 Novembre, Nantes

Le Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique organise la seconde école thématique GeoPlaNet sur les interactions fluides-roches dans le système solaire. L’événement se déroulera du 12 au 16 novembre prochains à Nantes
Cette école internationale en géosciences planétaires présentera aux participants différentes techniques d’observation, d’analyse, d’expérimentation et de modélisation des interactions fluides-roches de corps rocheux et glacés de toute taille du système solaire.

L’école comprendra des cours magistraux et des travaux pratiques organisés selon deux thèmes :

-Thème 1 - Interactions fluides-roches des surfaces planétaires :

*déformation des roches liée aux fluides, érosion, sédimentation, hydrothermalisme,

*spectroscopie de roches et minéraux, modélisation expérimentale.

-Thème 2 - Interactions fluides-roches dans les intérieurs planétaires :

*mondes océaniques glacés, dynamique du manteau, volatile cycle, métasomatisme, source magmatique profonde,

*pétrologie, géochimie, géophysique, expérimentation, modélisation numérique.

 

Cette formation est ouverte à 80 étudiants en Master, étudiants en doctorat et jeunes chercheurs français et internationaux avec une formation en géosciences et/ou en planétologie.

 

Inscription avant le 20 septembre 2018 : https://goo.gl/forms/uhLNPqjPbEuIY3al2

 

Pour plus d’informations : https://lpg-umr6112.fr/TS-GeoPlaNet    - Contacts : O. Bourgeois, O. Verhoeven et S. Lhéritier

0) colloque de prospective du PNP: date limite pour la soumission des abstracts le 31 Mai

le site du colloque de bilan et prospective du PNP (du 5 au 7 Septembre 2018 à Nice) est désormais ouvert:
http://univ-cotedazur.fr/events/pnp

vous pouvez vous inscrire et soumettre votre titre et abstract. Les deadlines sont le 31 Mai pour les inscriptions avec abstract et le 25 Aout pour les inscriptions sans abstract.

C'est l'occasion pour la communauté de planétologie française de se rencontrer et de discuter.  Nous encourageons une participation massive


1) workshop METEORITES – Understanding the origin of planetodiversity. Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, du 6 au 8 Juin

Le programme du workshop METEORITES – Understanding the origin of planetodiversity est en ligne
https://meteorites2018.sciencesconf.org/

Merci de vous inscrire au plus vite!


2) EPSC. Berlin du 16 au 21 septembre. date limite pour la soumission des abstracts le Mai 16, 2018, 13:00 CEST. Appel à contributions pour plusieurs sessions
nous avons reçu des appels à contribution pour les sessions suivantes:

SB18/EXO7 Observations and mathematical simulation of: Gas-dust environment in planets, small bodies and protoplanetary disks.
LSE2/TP16/OPS8 How do moons of planet form?
TP7/SB20 Impact processes on terrestrial planets and other planetary bodies
OPS5/TP11  Aerosols and clouds in planetary atmospheres
OPS1 Outer planets systems and Pluto
OPS2 Cassini's Legacy: One Year Later
OPS3 Ocean worlds and Icy Moons
OPS4 Juno at Jupiter and Supporting Earth-Based Observations

Voir les PNP news passées pour les appels à contribution d'autres sessions.


3) invitations colloque PCMI de Marseille du 25 au 29 juin 2018

Pour information, PCMI organise son colloque bisannuel du 25 au 29 juin
2018 a Marseille. Le programme est joint ci-dessous et l'ensemble des infos
se trouvent sur le site web :

https://pcmimarseille18.sciencesconf.org/

Compte-tenu des interfaces de PCMI avec vos programmes, nous vous invitons
cordialement à participer à ce colloque.

Amicalement,
   Jerome Pety, Karine Demyk, et Jean-Hugues Fillion pour le CS de PCMI.

4) Two new fellowship at IASP Rome, deadline 4 June 2018

Please find an announcement about  2 fellowships at Instituto di Planetologia e Astrofisica Spaziali, Rome, Italy.

Both the announcements are in Italian and in English. Dealine for applications: 04/06/2018.  

 1) Fellowship title:    Spectral measurements of analogues of solar system surface materials”  based on project Dawn, ExoMars.
Link: http://www.iaps.inaf.it/amministrazione/2018-06-AR.pdf

2) Fellowship title:
“Inflight and on ground  calibration of imaging spectrometer”  based on project Dawn and Exomars.
Link: http://www.iaps.inaf.it/amministrazione/2018-05-AR.pdf


5) ISSS Course "The Polar Upper Atmosphere: from Science to Operational Issues". 17-21 September 2018 - Extension deadline for application
The International School of Space Science of the Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Fisica Spaziale organizes a Course on “The Polar Upper Atmosphere: from Science to Operational Issues”, to be held in L’Aquila, Italy, 17-21 September 2018, directed by G. De Franceschi, M. Mendillo, C. Mitchell.  

The goal of the school is to foster excitement and encourage involvement of the next generation of space researchers in studies of the geospace environment of Polar Regions.  The importance of these regions is rapidly growing due to modern society’s dependence on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) services and products, strongly affected by ionospheric variability at high latitudes. Topics will focus on the infrastructures for multi-instrument monitoring, data management from sub auroral to polar latitudes, the need for specialized models of the upper atmosphere, and the development of mitigation algorithms to improve GNSS services and products. The school is mainly addressed to graduate and post-graduate students with enthusiastic interest on this topic. Students-teams will be organized through an “inside team building” activity scheduled on the first day of the school.  This initial activity will formulate, under the supervision of experts, the “first iteration” of student-led project proposals. The establishment of the student-teams aims to both stimulate the interaction among the new generation of scientists from different countries and furnish the preliminary tools to build successful project proposals.  On the final day the students-teams will present their project results and participate in their evaluation by the School Program and Organization Committees.

For more information visit http://www.cifs-isss.org/ or send an e-mail to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.


6) JAXA Interenational Top Young Fellow

This is to inform you that 2019 ITYF recruitment has started.
JAXA is seeking talented, energetic and highly motivated employees to
join the ITYF team.

Please see the link below for further details.
http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/en/researchers/ityf/

【Application Deadline】
Not later than 17:00 PM (JST) / 8:00AM (UTC) on Thursday, May 31, 2018
 
【General Inquiries】
ITYF Steering Committee Secretariat
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7) atelier "caractérisation des étoiles et des exoplanètes", journées SF2A, le 6 juillet
Un atelier sur la caractérisation des étoiles et des exoplanètes sera organisé le 6 Juillet 2018 après-midi, dans le cadre des journées SF2A, à Bordeaux.

Le futur dans le domaine des exoplanètes sera marqué par les missions TESS, CHEOPS, et PLATO. Or, la caractérisation des exoplanètes ne va pas sans celle de leurs étoiles hôtes. Cet atelier vise à réunir les physiciens stellaires et les planétologues afin de discuter des résultats récents et futurs, des limitations actuelles et des solutions attendues pour caractériser les exoplanètes.

La description complète de l'atelier se trouve dans la rubrique Programme -> S17.
Merci de proposer vos contributions sur le site de la SF2A (http://2018.sf2a.eu/) avant le 3 Juin 2018.

Les organisateurs : R. Ligi, Y. Lebreton, M. Deleuil et T. Guillot.

(les infos sur les ateliers de la SF2A d’intérêt pour la planétologie ont été diffusés sur la PNP news du 26/4)

1) Gaia DR2 Exploration Lab, ESAC from 25 to 29 June 2018

Dear colleagues,

We bring to your attention the forthcoming:

“Gaia DR2 Exploration Lab”

to be held at ESAC from 25 to 29 June 2018 .

Following the Gaia second data release on 25 April 2018 , an interactive gathering is planned to allow scientists to come together and explore the Gaia data. It will focus particularly on getting hands-on experience with the data, forming groups to explore scientific subjects together and brainstorming uses of the data which might lead to drafts of scientific papers.

Registration will be closed on April 13th .

Further details on the motivation for this Exploration Lab, as well as the registration guidelines can be found here:
https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/gaia-dr2-exploration/home

For any question please contact the Gaia Helpdesk: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

We encourage the participation of young researchers and non-DPAC members.

Regards,

Uwe Lammers, Anthony Brown & Rocío Guerra
(On behalf of the SOC/LOC respectively)


2) SF2A: Bordeaux le 3-6 Juillet 2018 -  atelier LUVOIR et autres ateliers d’intérêt pour le PNP

Atelier LUVOIR:

Bonjour,

Dans le cadre de la SF2A 2018 à Bordeaux, un atelier (S04) sur le LUVOIR aura lieu le mardi 3 juillet après-midi. Vous êtes conviés à y assister et à soumettre un abstract si vous souhaitez faire une présentation avant le 3 juin sur le site http://2018.sf2a.eu .

LUVOIR (Large UV/Optical/IR surveyor) est un projet de mission flagship de la NASA qui sera équipé d'un miroir primaire de 15 mètres de diamètre et d'une suite de 4 instruments : le coronographe ECLIPS, l'imageur UV HDI, le spectrograph UV LUMOS et le spectropolarimètre haute-résolution UV POLLUX. Les 3 premiers instruments sont étudiés par les USA, tandis que POLLUX est issu d'un consortium européen mené par la France. Plus d'informations sur le LUVOIR à https://asd.gsfc.nasa.gov/luvoir

A bientôt à Bordeaux,
        Coralie Neiner, Jean-Claude Bouret et Arturo Lopez-Ariste

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Voici une liste d'autres ateliers d'intérêt pour notre communauté, avec titre assez explicite:

S02: Caractérisation des systèmes des planètes géantes
S06: Habitabilité et conditions d’apparition de la vie
S09: Défis ASHRA et actions en cours du VTL à l'ELT
S10: SKA et précurseurs
S13: Quatrième réunion des utilisateurs des télescopes français (TBL/OHP193)
S15: Collaborations Amateurs Professionnels
S17: Caractérisation étoiles-planètes : les promesses du futur.


3) Summer school/workshop "Microsatellites in planetary and atmospheric research", Tartu, Estonia, 6-11 August, 2018

The use of micro- and nanosatellites in space missions have been one of the hot topics in space research and space technology during the last years. As opposed to traditional spacecraft missions which can take decades to prepare and may cost up to billions of Euros, microsatellites (<100 kg) and nanosatellites (<10 kg) offer a quick, low-cost alternative for atmospheric and space research, which is ideal for early career people. However, in order to plan missions involving such small satellites successfully, intensive interaction and cooperation between scientists and space technologists are necessary, which is still lacking in some potential key applications. The early career scientist workshop/summer school "Microsatellites in planetary and atmospheric research" will take place from 6 to 11 August 2018 at the University of Tartu. It aims to:

Give participant an overview into the most pivotal research questions in planetary and atmospheric sciences
Highlight the possible potential of microsatellites in those areas
Explore novel applications of microsatellites in a multitude of different fields including astronomy, planetary and atmospheric sciences, geosciences and astrobiology
Foster the interaction between space researchers and technologists
Allow participants to start the design and planning of new space missions
Contribute to the training of a new generation of space researchers
Participants will also have the possibility to display their own research results in a poster session. Furthermore, a half-day excursion to interesting sites in the area (Ice Age Museum, Lake Peipus) and a walk in Tartu are included as a social programme. Accommodations and meal costs are very low.

The event is aimed for students and early career scientists and open to applicants at all ages from all nationalities. Detailed information about the summer school and the application procedure (deadline 31 May 2018) can be found at the website:

http://www.nordicastrobiology.net/Tartu2018


4) workshop "Highlights and prospects for numerical astrophysics in France”,  Lyon from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11, 2018.

We are happy to announce the opening of registrations to the workshop "Highlights and prospects for numerical astrophysics in France”, which will be held in Lyon from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11, 2018.

All details are available on the website : https://astrosimconf.sciencesconf.org/
The deadline for registration and abstract submission is July 15th.

Rational:

High Performance Computing (HPC) has become an essential tool of all fields of astronomy and astrophysics. In particular, numerical simulations have become the tool of choice to carry out quantitative theoretical investigations, which take into acount the full complexity of astrophysical objects and their contexts, and reach a level of precision which matches the ever more demanding level of detail achieved with observations. Today, numerical simulations of astrophysical objects have become the principal vector of the dialog between observations and theory, and they have reached a quality which allows us to use them for a direct interpretation of observations (from large-scale cosmological surveys to observations of atmospheric phenomena on the surface of giant planets).

As observations, simulations require high-performance instruments: super-computers. In less than 10 years, there has been a spectacular increase of the gigantic computing power that is now available to researchers, both at the national (through GENCI) and european levels (trough PRACE). This is accompanied by profound evolutions of the methods used by specialists of numerical simulations. More and more research projects are now performed in close collaborations with software engineers. With exascale computers coming soon, such a professionalism of high performance computing (HPC) is expected to become more and more frequent. Like the other communities in France, astrophysicists must prepare for that transition.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working in France in all fields of numerical astrophysics, along with representatives of the HPC infrastructure at the regional, national, and European level, and key players in the forthcoming ExaScale HPC. Invited presentations from astronomers will both highlight astrophysical results and propose a reflexion on the evolutions of their work. Other invited presentations will present the expected evolution of the HPC landscape in France and Europe, both in terms of organisation and of technologies. A large number of contributed talks will complement the program.

Jérémy Blaizot & Benoît Commerçon


5) EPSC: Berlin, Germany, from 16–21 September - deadline for abstract: May 16 - some sessions of interest

You are all encouraged to send abstracts to the upcoming European Planetary Science Congress, which will take place in Berlin, Germany, from 16–21 September 2018 (EPSC meeting: https://www.epsc2018.eu). The abstract submission deadline is Wednesday, 16 May 2018 (13:00 CEST).

a non exhaustive list of sessions of interest:

EXO1: Observations and modelling of exoplanet atmospheres, interiors and orbits

EXO2: Formation and Dynamical Evolution of Planetary Systems

EXO3: Future instruments to detect and characterise extrasolar planets

EXO4/TP14/OPS9/MD6: Matter Under Planetary Interior Conditions (co-organized)

EXO5: Plasma and magnetospheric environments of exoplanets: Modelling and probing

MSP1/MD9: Planetary scpae weather (co-organized)

SB4: Asteroids and parent bodies of meteorites: Observations, experiments, models

SB5: Differentiated small bodies: a new perspective

SB19/OPS12/EXO6: Planetary Rings (co-organized)

SB18/EXO7: Observations and mathematical simulation of: Gas-dust environment in planets, small bodies and protoplanetary disks.

OPS6/TP17/EXO8: Planetary aeronomy: Near and afar


6) Atelier:  "Existe-t-il un lien entre la chimie du milieu interstellaire et celle des comètes ? ", CNES, le 24 mai 2018


Comme chaque année nous organisons le 24 mai 2018 Salle de l’Espace au CNES Paris un atelier dont le thème sera  "Existe-t-il un lien entre la chimie du milieu interstellaire et celle des comètes ? ". Nous tenterons de répondre à certaines de ces questions en comparant la composition de ces milieux, en rappelant les méthodes d’identification des molécules et les limites associées, en montrant ce qui peut être issu d’une transformation photochimique ou d’une autre source énergétique (chocs, hydrogène radicalaire, …) et en rappelant que chimie radicalaire et chimie ionique peuvent chacune jouer un rôle dans cette évolution chimique. Observations et simulations en laboratoire de ces milieux seront présentées.

Vous pourrez trouver toutes les informations nécessaires pour assister à cet atelier sur l'adresse suivante: https://ateliercnes2018.sciencesconf.org/

Bien cordialement.Grégoire Danger, Jean-Claude Guillemin, Yann Trolez et Fabien Borget


7) conference "The Cosmic Cycle of Dust and Gas in the Galaxy: from Old to Young Stars". July 9th to 13th, Quy Nhon, Vietnam.
The registration for the conference "The Cosmic Cycle of Dust and Gas in the Galaxy: from Old to Young Stars » is open. This conference will take place from July 9th to July 13th, 2018 at the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE) which is located in the beautiful coastal city of Quy Nhon in central Vietnam.

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.

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

You are invited to register and submit contributed talks and posters.

The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to May 8th.

We have some funding from the Rencontres du Vietnam to pay the hotel for a few participants. Grants will be given in priority to people who present a talk at the conference. If you need a grant, please fill in the following form (see also the Financial Support section at https://cosmiccycle2018.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/2):

Bootcamp:

Before the conference, we also organize during the week-end a serie of tutorials and lectures presenting the topics of the conference.
If you are interested, please contact Tuan-Anh Pham (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)
 

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

8) 2018AMC70: a workshop in honor of Andrea Milani, Pise (It), September 3-5, 2018
The workshop will take place at the Department of Mathematics,
University of Pisa (Italy) during the period September 3-5, 2018

Updated information and the list of the invited speakers can be found at

   http://adams.dm.unipi.it/~2018amc70/

A limited number of short oral presentations will be also accepted.


* REGISTRATION *

The registration form can be found at

    http://adams.dm.unipi.it/~2018amc70/registration.html

Participants are kindly requested to register within JUNE 30, 2018.

Only a limited number (about 100) of registered participants can be
accepted.

Hotel reservations (except for the invited speakers) must be done
directly by yourselves. For your convenience we provide a list of a
few hotels, close to the workshop venue, in the website

    http://adams.dm.unipi.it/~2018amc70/accomodation.html

Buffet lunches and coffee breaks will be offered during the days of the
workshop.

No registration fee is requested.

1) Congrès du PNP

 

le site du colloque de bilan et prospective du PNP (du 5 au 7 Septembre 2018 à Nice) est désormais ouvert:

http://univ-cotedazur.fr/events/pnp

vous pouvez vous inscrire et soumettre votre titre et abstract. Les deadlines sont le 31 Mai pour les inscriptions avec abstract et le 25 Aout pour les inscriptions sans abstract.
Une participation aux frais de 30 euros est demandée

 

2) Session "Organic Matter in Space" @ EPSC 2018, 16–21 September 2018, Berlin - abstract deadline 16 mai

 

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite the world-wide community of planetary scientists working on the organic matter to submit an abstract to our session "Organic Matter in Space" that is co-organized between the Small Bodies (SB) and Astrobiology (AB) programme groups.

Resume:

Organic matter was abundant in the protosolar nebula, as attested by the wide range of organic compounds in the primitive bodies of our solar system, such as comets and carbonaceous chondrites. These organic compounds were delivered to the early Earth and may have played a role in the emergence of life. However, the origin of this organic matter remains debated. Is it synthesized in the protosolar nebula and/or inherited from the interstellar medium?
 
This session focuses on the organic matter origin and evolution in astrophysical environments and on the connection that could exist between the organic matter of the interstellar medium and the compounds detected in primitive bodies of the solar system.  

This session invites communications on experimental, theoretical and observational studies related to the origin of organic matter in the primitive bodies, such as: a) detection and evolution of organic compounds in the interstellar medium, b) characterization and evolution of the organic matter in primitive bodies, c) distribution of organic matter in the protosolar disk, d) observation of organic matter in planetary surfaces.

The session will consist of Oral and Poster contributions.

You may see all deadlines & milestones of the conference at the following website:https://www.epsc2018.eu/information/deadlines_and_milestones.html

Please forward this message to colleagues who may be interested.

We look forward to seeing you in Berlin.

With best wishes,

Vassilissa Vinogradoff, Grégoire Danger, Laurent Remusat.


3) ESA Workshop: Towards the Use of Lunar Resources, ESTEC, 3-5 July 2018

In  order to support of preparations for the future utilisation of lunar resources ESA is hosting a workshop: Towards the Use of Lunar Resources.

Further information, registration and the opportunity to propose a presentation can be found at:

http://exploration.esa.int/moon/59878-workshop-towards-the-use-of-lunar-resources/

The workshop will be held at the European Space Research Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands, on 3 to 5 July 2018. The meeting emphasises the role that lunar resources can play in supporting exploration goals and the synergies with the utilisation of resources on Earth, at Mars and from asteroids.

This meeting aims to bring together experts and stakeholders from sectors in space and on Earth to:
Identify:
Use cases and drivers for lunar resource utilisation
Relevant European strengths, heritage and expertise
Community aspirations for the future
Opportunities to engage in Space Resource and to create partnerships
Outcomes that should be delivered in the coming years
Raise awareness of:
ESA technology activities for lunar resources
ESA missions to prepare for lunar resource utilisation
Opportunities to partner with ESA
Contribute to:
The establishment of a European space resources community
The evolution of a space resources strategy
Preparations for future missions and technology development activities

 

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