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


Dear colleagues,

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

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

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

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year,
Richard Alexander


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

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

https://www.egu2018.eu/

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PS3.1 Outer Planets Systems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Dear colleagues,

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

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

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

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

Please feel free to circulate this email.

Hope to see you in Vienna!

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Abstract submission deadline: 10 Jan 2018

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

 

We look forward to seeing you in Vienna.

Nader Haghighipour

President of the IAU Division F


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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


IMPORTANT DATES:

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


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM:

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

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

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

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


ABSTRACTS AND REGISTRATION:

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

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

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


PAYMENT:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


SOCIAL EVENTS:

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

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

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

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

TRAVEL:

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

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


ACCOMODATION AND OTHER INFORMATION:

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Contacts :
Directeur du GSMA / Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
Groupe planétologie / Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.


3) EGU 2018 Extraterrestrial Seismology Session - 8-13 April 2018, in Vienna

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

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

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

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

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


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

please find below an opportunity at ICL:

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

http://cosmicorigins.space/

for more information.

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

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

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

Best regards,

Jonathan Tan


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

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


The abstract submission deadline is 19 January 2018.

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


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

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

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

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

Prof. Sushil Atreya (University of Michigan, United States),Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

PS16 : Cassini’s Grand Finale Science Highlights and Discoveries

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

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

Dr. Athena Coustenis (Paris Observatory, France), Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
Dr. Wing-Huen Ip (National Central University, Taiwan), Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

 

PS18 : Understanding Icy Worlds, Ocean Worlds, and Habitability

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

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

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

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

Dr. Athena Coustenis (Paris Observatory, France), Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
Dr. Mathieu Choukroun (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, United States) Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
Dr. Jun Kimura (Osaka University, Japan) Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

PS22: Field and Laboratory Studies in Support of Planetary Infrared Remote Sensing
This session will highlight the importance of comprehensive analog studies towards understanding planetary remote sensing datasets, with a focus on the near infrared and thermal infrared. Contributions that probe the links between the small-scale of laboratory (microns to millimeters) and ground/airborne field (centimeters to meters) measurement to the large-scale (10s meters to kilometers) in remote sensing observations to better interpret the dynamics, chemistry, composition, thermophysics, and physical properties of surfaces and atmospheres are encouraged. This session is open to a diverse range of planetary bodies, including Mercury, Venus, Moon, NEOs, Mars, Martian Moons, MBOs, Trojans, Gas Giants, Ice Giants, Icy Satellites, Irregular Satellites, and Plutoids. New developments of instrumentation and techniques used in field and laboratory studies are also welcome.

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

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

Cordialement,
Daniel Mège


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

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


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

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

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

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

Looking forward to see you in Coimbra

Hermann Boehnhardt and Nuno Peixinho

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are looking forward to meet you in Nagoya.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Les personnes intéressées pour participer doivent envoyer un mail à : Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Deadline le 31 Décembre 2017 (nombre de places limitées)


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

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

TAPAS est maintenant  accessible à l’adresse suivante :

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

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

L’équipe TAPAS.


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

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

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

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

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


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

Bonjour

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

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

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

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

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

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

Muriel Gargaud & Hervé Cottin


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


https://cosmiccycle2018.sciencesconf.org/

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

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

Researchers are invited to submit contributed talks and posters.

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

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

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


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

The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites applications for a "Post-Doctoral Position in Astrophysics and/or Cosmology" for a two-year period, ideally starting in May 2018 (or by agreement). The successful candidate should have received a Ph.D. within the last five years in the field of Astrophysics and/or Cosmology, his/her work should be related to Space Sciences.
The successful candidate is expected to pursue his/her own independent research program, he/she
will participate in ISSI’s research and meetings program, and will work in close contact with the
scientific staff of the Institute. He/she may also participate as a member in projects conducted by
international teams at ISSI, or even lead one. Thus he/she will be exposed to, and interact with, a
numerous and varied community of scientists from throughout the world. ISSI furthermore
encourages cooperation with Swiss universities.
Salary and conditions of employment will be similar to those provided by the Swiss National
Science Foundation. Nationals from ESA Member States shall have priority.
Further information may be obtained from the ISSI home page (http://www.issibern.ch) and from
Prof. Joachim Wambsganss, email: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. and from Prof. Rudolf von Steiger,
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The application (to be submitted as a single pdf-file) should comprise a letter of motivation, a
brief outline of foreseen research, a cv, a list of publications and the names and contact addresses
of three potential references (letters of reference will be requested by ISSI for candidates on the
short list). The application shall be addressed to ISSI, attn. Ms. Silvia Wenger, Hallerstrasse 6,
CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland; email: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.
All applications must be received by ISSI no later than January 15, 2018.


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

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

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

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

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


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

Dear colleagues,

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

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

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

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

Please feel free to circulate this email.

Hope to see you in Vienna!

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Les propositions devront être rédigées exclusivement en anglais.

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

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

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

Documents de référence (téléchargeables au format pdf sur:

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

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

•        « InSight Rules of the Road »

Les propositions devront :

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

- être envoyées par mail à l’adresse suivante :Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

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

-  respecter les directives de format définies dans ce document,

Les Lettres d’intention (obligatoires) devront :

            - être fournies au plus tard  le :  11 janvier 2018

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

 

Calendrier de l’appel

- diffusion                                                                                30 novembre 2017

- Lettre d’intention (obligatoire)                                                 11 janvier 2018

- Soumission des propositions                                                  15 février 2018

- Sélection des proposants                                                       mai 2018

- Annonce NASA-CNES de la sélection                                     juillet 2018



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


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

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

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

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

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


18) Faculty Position - Analytical cosmochemistry, University of Arizona

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

Below are the deadlines and milestones for ELS 2018.

Abstract Submission Opens
5 December 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline
20 January 2018

Registration Opens
30 January 2018

Registration Deadline
30 March 2018

Best Wishes,


Patrick Pinet and Mahesh Anand

(On behalf of the ELS Organizers)

 

1) Workshop "Cosmic Dust": near Tokyo, du 13 au 17 août 2018

WEBSITE:
https://www.cps-jp.org/~dust/

VENUE:
Sagamihara Campus of JAXA
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Chuo-ku
Sagamihara 252-5210
JAPAN
The campus is located in Sagamihara city, not far from Hakone at the foot of Mt. Fuji, and easy to access sightseeing places such as Yokohama and Kamakura, an ancient capital city.

DATE:
Monday, August 13 – Friday, August 17, 2018

OBJECTIVES:
This series of Cosmic Dust meetings aims at finding a consensus among experts on the formation and evolution of cosmic dust: where it comes from and where it goes. The meeting is organized by dust freaks who are very enthusiastic not only to make the goal achievable but also to establish a dust community across every scientifically relevant discipline for the development of cosmic dust research. For this reason, the primary objective of the meeting is to bring together professionals who deal with cosmic dust as well as provide an opportunity for participants to develop interpersonal relationships and scientific interactions among themselves.

SCOPE:
All kinds of cosmic dust such as
• intergalactic dust
• circumnuclear dust
• interstellar dust
• protoplanetary disk dust
• debris disk dust
• cometary dust
• interplanetary dust
• circumplanetary dust
• stellar nebular condensates
• presolar grains
• micrometeorites
• meteoroids
• meteors
• regolith particles
• planetary aerosols
are the subject of discussion. The meeting is open for any aspects of dust research by means of different methods of studies (in-situ and laboratory measurements, astronomical observations, laboratory and numerical simulations, theoretical modeling, data analyses, etc.). Also welcome are papers on dust-related topics, for example:
• the formation of molecules and their reactions on and their desorption from the surface of a solid substance
• light scattering by non-spherical particles and particulate surfaces
• space missions and instrumentation for measurements of particulates

ADMISSIONS APPLICATION:
Please complete online meeting application at the CPS website in order to attend the meeting. The deadline for the application is May 13, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Japan Standard Time (GMT+09:00). Because the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 50, the online application does not guarantee admission to the meeting. Participants will be determined at the discretion of the SOC and all applicants will be notified of the admissions decision by May 31, 2018. Priority will be given to those who contribute oral or poster sessions and retain enthusiasm for discussions throughout the meeting. For further details, please visit the Cosmic Dust website.
https://www.cps-jp.org/~dust/Application.html

REGISTRATION FEE:
The early bird rate of 10,000 JPY is available for those who complete both admissions application and abstract submission by April 30, 2018. The registration fee for those who complete admissions application on and after May 1, 2018 is 15,000 JPY. While no payment is required at the time of admissions application and abstract submission, the registration fee should be paid by cash on arrival at the venue. No matter what circumstances are specified, the registration fee will not be waived.

BEST POSTER AWARD:
The best poster award will be given to the most excellent content and presentation of a poster at the Cosmic Dust meeting, although higher priorities are given to posters by students and junior scientists. The award winner will be announced in the closing minutes of the meeting.

PROCEEDINGS:
The proceedings of the meeting is planned to be published as a special issue of original papers (or in exceptional cases, review articles from invited speakers) in a peer-reviewed journal. All participants are strongly encouraged to publish a paper in this special issue of the journal, although paper submission to the proceedings is not obligatory. In recent years, the proceedings were published in Planetary and Space Science:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00320633/100
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00320633/116
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00320633/133

IMPORTANT DATES:
30 April 2018, Deadline for Early-Bird Application
13 May 2018, Deadline for Admissions Application
31 May 2018, Notification of Admissions Decision
13-17 August 2018, Cosmic Dust

SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (SOC):
Jean-Charles Augereau (IPAG, France)
Cornelia Jäger (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany)
Hidehiro Kaneda (Nagoya University, Japan)
Hiroshi Kimura (Chitec/PERC, Japan) [Chair]
Ludmilla Kolokolova (University of Maryland, USA)
Aigen Li (University of Missouri-Columbia, USA)
Takafumi Ootsubo (ISAS/JAXA, Japan)

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (LOC):
Hiroki Chihara (Osaka Sangyo University)
Takayuki Hirai (JAXA/CAC)
Hidehiro Kaneda (Nagoya University)
Hiroshi Kimura (Chitec/PERC)
Hiroshi Kobayashi (Nagoya University)
Takaya Nozawa (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
Tomomi Omura (Kobe University)
Takafumi Ootsubo (ISAS/JAXA, Japan) [Chair]
Hiroki Senshu (Chitec/PERC)
Takashi Shimonishi (Tohoku University)
Ryo Tazaki (Tohoku University)
Koji Wada (Chitec/PERC)
Shigeji Wakita (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)

CONTACT INFORMATION:
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BRIEF HISTORY:
The Cosmic Dust meeting started in 2006 as a session called “Cosmic Dust” of the 3rd AOGS (Asia-Oceania Geoscience Society) annual meeting in Singapore. Dust freaks have kept on organizing the session at subsequent AOGS meetings in Korea (2008), India (2010), and Taiwan (2011). The Cosmic Dust series has been recognized as the most successful session of the AOGS Planetary Sciences Section. In 2012, the time was ripe to be free from organizing restrictions on the AOGS meeting. From that time on, the Cosmic Dust meeting is totally independent of any international conference. The past meetings on Cosmic Dust have been held in a relaxed and joyful atmosphere. So will be the coming one


2) Exposition « Météorites, entre ciel et terre », Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle


L’exposition « Météorites, entre ciel et terre » a ouvert ses portes le 18 octobre au Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle. Avec une approche interactive et sensible, l'exposition propose un parcours immersif ponctué de grandes projections spectaculaires et dévoile plus de 350 météorites de la collection du Muséum, dans une ambiance poétique, artistique et contemporaine. Elle tient compte des dernières découvertes en cosmochimie et en astrophysique. Commissaire : Matthieu Gounelle. Conseil scientifique : Jérôme Gattacceca, Marc Chaussidon, Emmanuel Jacquet, Alessandro Morbidelli, Pierre Rochette, Thierry Montmerle, Georges Meynet

expometeorites.fr
http://www.civiliz.fr/avis-clients/59/56340/exposition-meteorites-entre-ciel-et-terre.html


3) Chalmers Initiative on Cosmic Origins (CICO): Postdoc and Ph.D. positions

We are pleased to announce the new Chalmers Initiative on Cosmic Origins (CICO) that we are setting up at Chalmers University in Gothenburg/Onsala, Sweden. Please see

http://cosmicorigins.space/

for more information.

There are several Cosmic Origins postdoctoral fellowships (Dec. 1st deadline) being advertised as part of this initiative, including fellowships in partnership with MPE and MPIA.

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/ec101888
https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/3408d39e
https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/1792bbf3

There is also a Ph.D. studentship advertised (Oct. 31st deadline)

https://jobregister.aas.org/ad/2279662f

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

Best regards,

Jonathan Tan
Jouni Kainulainen


4) 51st ESLAB Symposium programme draft schedule: “Extreme Habitable Worlds”, ESTEC 04-08 December 2017

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

You can find the preliminary programme below.  Note that we can still
accept Late abstracts/contributions for the ESLAB51 poster session until 20
November.

For registration see:
http://old.esaconferencebureau.com/2017-events/eslab2017/registration

We are pleased to announce that more than 10 Young Researcher Awards (YRA),
first authors of ESLAB51 contributions have been sponsored by the ESLAB 51
Symposium, COSPAR & ILEWG.
We look forward to meeting you at ESLAB 51 !

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


ESLAB 51 schedule, ESTEC, room Newton 1 & 2

Monday, Dec 4
Opening Session, 12:00-13:00
Welcome & Logistics from SOC + LOC (we also invite ESTEC colleagues + Media)
A. Parmar, 'Welcome & History of ESLAB'
B. Foing et al., 'Understanding Extreme Habitability with ESA Missions'
J.-P. Bibring [Keynote] , 'Mars, Rosetta, and the emergence of life'

Monday, Dec 4 pm (14:00)
2: Planetary habitability processes: accretion, evolution, impacts,
ingredients
O. Mousis [Invited], 'Formation of ices in the protosolar nebula and
implications for the composition of outer planets'
A. Johansen [Invited], 'Forming volatile-rich planetesimals'
S. Berger, 'Quantifying the Effects of Temperature on Short Period Rocky
Planets'
C. Avdellidou [Invited], 'Impact laboratory simulations and extreme
habitability'
K. Harriss, 'Impact cratering and disruption on Icy bodies and landscapes'
D. Wilson, 'Measuring planetary chemistry via observations of remnant
planetary systems at white dwarfs'
J. Schirmack, 'Venus: from a Terrestrial Ocean to a Possible Habitat in the
Lower Atmosphere'
S. Limaye, 'Could microorganisms cause the absorption of solar radiation in
the Venus clouds?'

Posters Up  & Welcome Drink Event

Tuesday, Dec 5 am (9:00)
3: Evolution of habitability and settings for origins of life at Earth
F. Westall [Invited], 'Habitability from a Microbial Point of View'
K. Moelling, 'The origin of life based on RNA and viruses'
H. Moors, 'Habitable planet Earth: We owe everything to microbes!'

4: Earth extreme habitats: natural (surface and subsurface), artificial and
sustainable
F. Hasan, 'Astrobiological Studies on Halophilic Psychrophiles Isolated from
High Altitude cold region of North of Pakistan'
S. Evetts, 'Blue Abyss Planetary Exploration Simulation Service'
J-L. Bertaux [Keynote], 'Spectroscopy markers of habitability variables on
Earth, Mars, Venus and planetary atmospheres'
P. Lecomte [Invited, TBC], 'Essential Variables for Humans and for Extreme
Habitats '
M. Paganini [Invited, TBC], 'Desertification on Earth'

D. Titov [Invited], 'Mars Express Highlights on Mars extreme habitability'
S. Adeli, 'Investigating the chloride-rich deposits in the highlands of Terra
Sirenum: implication on bio-signature preservation'
J. Campbell, 'Compositional Mapping of the Martian South Polar Residual Cap
using hyperspectral data from CRISM'
J. L. Vago [Invited], 'Searching for Signs of Life with the ExoMars 2020
Rover'
H.Svedhem/O.Witasse/D.Titov, 'ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter'


Tuesday, Dec 5 pm (14:00)
7B: Mars past, present, and future habitability
O. Korablev [Keynote], 'Mars atmospheric and surface spectroscopic
diagnostics: Mars Express results and ExoMars update'
A. Riedo (poster flash talk), 'A miniature LIMS instrument for in situ
chemical analysis of solids with high spatial resolution on planetary
surfaces'
F. Da Pieve (poster flash talk), 'Response of potential new solar cells on
the surface of Mars for assessing future habitability: a space weather and
materials modelling study'

6: Making the Moon & Mars habitable
B. H. Foing [Invited], 'Making the Moon Habitable: Science, Research,
Technology & Innovation'
E. Sefton-Nash, 'PROSPECT: ESA’s Package for Resource Observation and In-Situ
Prospecting for Exploration, Commercial Exploitation and Transportation'
A. M. Kolodziejczyk [Invited, YRA], 'Space biology and space medicine in the
Lunares habitat in Poland'
T. Volkova [Invited, YRA], 'Safety and comfort for Moon and Mars habitats:
key design considerations.'
H. Ertel, 'Lunar Base 1 – Conceptual architectural design studies for a base
on the Moon'
H. Ghassabian Gilan (YRA), 'Study of Isokinetic Structures and Applications
for Expandable and Adaptive Habitats using in-situ Lunar Resources for Future
Moon Surface Missions'
D. Cooper, 'Lunar Mission One: Paving the Way for Human Habitability on the
Moon'
M. M. Mukadam (YRA), 'Moon Gait Pilot Experiment'

C. Carreau [Invited, special outreach], 'Our Solar System and planets
formation, the appearance of life: A slideshow for the general public.'

17:30 Poster Session - with authors in attendance (& drinks)
A. Nikolaou, 'Duration of magma ocean in the early Earth with a grey and a
H2O steam atmosphere'
N. Fengshangsaz, 'Survival of halophilic archaeon Halovarius luteus gen.
nov., sp. nov., to desiccation, simulated Martian UV radiation and vacuum in
comparison to Bacillus atrophaeus'
S. Romanchuk, 'Species of plant Brassicaceae as a component of an autotrophic
element of bioregenerating life support systems of a spacecraft'
T. Sassen, 'Investigating phage-related threats to the MELiSSA loop'
A. Oren, 'R-evolution of architecture'
C. Martin, 'Architectural Distancing from the Exit Strategy: the Habitability
of Extreme Worlds Versus the Extreme Habitability of Worlds'
M. Walthemathe, 'A historic choice of number: the planetary protection
requirement for ocean world exploration'
E. Palle, 'Biosignatures across time'
L. Ksanfomaliti, 'Signs of Hypothetical Flora and Fauna of the Planet Venus:
Returning to Archive of the Old Tv-Experiments'
A. Wandel, 'Potential for Life on Trappist-1 and other Red Dwarf Star
Planets'
J.-P. P. De Vera 'Is Recent Mars A Habitable Planet? - Microorganisms From
New Terrestrial Mars Analog Habitat Sites In The Permafrost Of Continental
Antarctica Survive Mars Simulation Experiments In The Lab And In Space'

Posters with Oral Flash Talks
M. Gomes Rachid (poster flash talk), 'Processing of Cometary surface by swift
ions'
P. Estrela (poster flash talk, YRA), 'Exploring habitability under an
environment of strong superflares at a time when the ozone layer first formed
on Earth'
F. Da Pieve (poster flash talk), 'Response of potential new solar cells on
the surface of Mars for assessing future habitability: a space weather and
materials modelling study'
M. K. Jagadeesh (poster flash talk), 'Indexing of exoplanets in search for
potential habitability: application to Mars-like worlds'
P. Clauwaert (poster flash talk), 'Nitrogen recovery from urine in Space: a
case for nitrification'
R. M. Giurgiu (poster flash talk), 'From Waste to Taste; Closing the MELiSSA
Loops for escaping and sustaining the Earth habitat'
A. Riedo (poster flash talk), 'A miniature LIMS instrument for in situ
chemical analysis of solids with high spatial resolution on planetary
surfaces'

Wednesday, Dec 6 am (09:00)
5: Life support systems in Earth extreme places and in orbit, human
spaceflight
J.-P. De Vera [Invited], 'Space as a Tool for Astrobiological Exploration of
the Solar System'
C. Heinicke [Invited, YRA], 'How to live on Mars'
C. Lasseur [Invited], 'MELiSSA: the European project of closed Life support
system'
G. Detrell, 'Photobioreactor Technology for Microalgae Cultivation To Support
Humans in Space with Oxygen and Edible Biomass'
M. Knie, 'Zooplankton for the production of biomass in bioregenerative life
support systems in space'
T. Etheridge, 'Deep Space Petri-Pod, a new platform for astrobiology
experiments beyond the van Allen belts'
K. Schlosser, 'Addressing Key Psychological, Social and Physiological Factors
in Preparation for Long Duration Manned Missions – Suggested Adaptations of
the Current Astronaut Selection and Training'
P. Clauwaert (poster flash talk), 'Nitrogen recovery from urine in Space: a
case for nitrification'
R. M. Giurgiu (poster flash talk), 'From Waste to Taste; Closing the MELiSSA
Loops for escaping and sustaining the Earth habitat'

8: Asteroids and small bodies habitats
M. Delbo [Invited], 'Sources of primordial matter in the asteroid belt'
M. C. De Sanctis [Invited], 'Latest results on Ceres from DAWN: ingredients
for life?'
D. Koschny [Invited], 'Hazards from asteroid impacts and the Space
Situational Awareness programme'
C. Sathiyavel, 'A New concept of Asteroid Mitigation using Expulsion Payload
in Spacecraft system.'


Wednesday, Dec 6 pm (14:00)
9: Outer solar system: Sub-surface Habitability at icy moons of Jupiter and
Saturn
A. Coustenis [Invited], 'Habitability potential of icy moons around giant
planets and the JUICE mission'
F. Klenner, 'Mass spectrometry of astrobiologically relevant organic material
- Implications on future space missions to ocean worlds in the outer Solar
System'
N. A. Khawaja, 'Organic compounds in ice grains from the subsurface ocean of
Enceladus'
O. Witasse [Invited], 'JUICE: A European Mission to Jupiter and its Icy
Moons'
B. Sherwood, 'Program Options to Explore Ocean Worlds'
M. Gomes Rachid (poster flash talk, YRA), 'Processing of Cometary surface by
swift ions'

10: Effects of space weather and Astrophysical hazards
H. Lammer [Invited], 'Evolution of Atmospheres, Outgassing History, and Water
Inventories of terrestrial planets'
D. Müller [Invited], 'Understanding our star and its influence on Earth with
SOHO'
V. Nwankwo, 'Effects of Space weather on the ionosphere and LEO satellites'
orbital trajectory in equatorial, low and middle latitude'
S. Piling, 'Effect of ionizing radiation (X-rays and Cosmic rays) on frozen
worlds'
P. Ubertini [Invited], 'High energy astrophysical hazards for habitability'

19:00 ESLAB Symposium Dinner: Buses leave ESTEC for Restaurant: La France,
Oegstgeest


Thursday, Dec 7   am (09:00)
14A: Finding and Characterising Habitable Exoplanets: Proxima Centauri,
Trappist-1 and beyond
F. Forget [Keynote], 'Global climate models and extreme habitability'
J-P. Beaulieu [Invited], 'Microlensing survey and exoplanets'
I. Ribas [Invited], 'The habitability of Proxima Centauri b'
O. Davies, 'Exoplanetary systems dynamics and habitability'
E. Bolmont [Invited], 'Habitability in the Trappist-1 and other exoplanetary
systems around red dwarfs'
J. Gale, 'Potential for Life on Trappist-1 and other Red Dwarf Planets'

14: Finding and Characterising Habitable Exoplanets: Proxima Centauri,
Trappist-1 and beyond
M. Popp [Invited], 'Climate variations on water-rich circumbinary planets and
their impact on habitability'
A. Struminsky, 'Radiation Environment near Exoplanets'
A. Wandel, 'Discovering biosignatures of Red Dwarf habitable planets with
future telescopes and estimating the probability of biotic planets.'

K. Isaak [Invited], 'CHEOPS search for nearby exoplanets'
A. Heras [Invited], 'The PLATO space mission and the quest for habitable
worlds'
G. Tinetti [Invited], 'Searching for signs of life in exoplanet atmospheres'

Thursday, Dec 7 pm (14:00)
14B: Finding and Characterising Habitable Exoplanets: Proxima Centauri,
Trappist-1 and beyond
A. Quirrenbach [Invited], 'Characterizing Habitable Exoplanets with
Interferometry'
I. Snellen, 'Atmospheric characterization of extrasolar planets: from hot
Jupiters to Earth-like planets'
M. K. Jagadeesh (poster flash talk, YRA), 'Indexing of exoplanets in search
for potential habitability: application to Mars-like worlds'

13: Engineering of travel to and exploration of Extreme Habitable Worlds
G. Ortega Hernando [Invited], 'Technology roadmap for travel, landing and
exploration of extreme habitable worlds'
V. Hipkin [Invited], 'Moon & Mars Sample Return Analogue Deployment
Validation'
J. Manca, 'Next generation solar cells for powering extreme habitable
worlds : light-weight, flexible and printable-on-demand'

S. P. Worden [Keynote], 'Breakthrough Starshot Initiative'
M. A. Barucci [Invited], 'Probing asteroids with remote sensing and sample
return'

16A: Education, outreach, societal, philosophical & artistic views on
"Extreme Habitable Worlds"
E. Chatzichchristou [Invited], 'Europlanet 2020 RI Education and Outreach
projects focusing on Extreme Habitable Worlds'
P. Evellin, 'EuroMoonMars workshop and simulation at ESTEC'
S. Aloserij (YRA), 'What our future heritage can be: the purpose of an
archive and library on the moon'
A. Ricchiuti, 'The role of communication in science and astrobiology'
M. Walthemathe, 'Teaching With Astrobiology. Enhancing Science And Technology
Awareness In Humanities And Social Science Students.'

18:00 Performance Session: Extremely Habitable Art
Piano, Piano & Strings & Visual Arts performance (in Newton 1+2)
Social event with music + drinks in Newton Foyer
Extremely habitable harps, Vocal Jazz Standards, Survivors to ESCAPE

Friday, Dec 8 am (09:00)
12: Stellar, interstellar and interplanetary ingredients for extreme
habitability
L-S. D'Hendecourt [Invited], 'From Astrochemistry to Astrobiology: the
importance of cosmic ices for astrochemical and prebiotic evolution'
M. Guedel [Invited], 'Stellar and interplanetary ingredients for extreme
habitability'
J. Dworkin [Invited], 'Synthesis of Extreme Organics in Meteorites'
J. Sanz-Forcada [Invited], 'The role of X-rays in exoplanet evolution and
habitability'
J. Zender [Invited], 'Monitoring space weather: from SOHO, PROBA2 to the
future'
J. Jackman (poster flash talk, YRA), 'Stellar Flares Detected By NGTS'
P. Estrela (poster flash talk, YRA), 'Exploring habitability under an
environment of strong superflares at a time when the ozone layer first formed
on Earth'

11: Planetary protection and measuring extreme biomarkers
J. Rummel [Invited], 'Protecting our Planet from Extraterrestrial Life: Safe
Solar System Exploration'
G. Kminek [Invited], 'Protecting solar system bodies from us'

16B: Education, outreach, societal, philosophical & artistic views on
"Extreme Habitable Worlds"
T. Alvarez [Invited], 'Cave Dwellers, Eskimos, Tuaregs: Anthropological
Lessons for Human Adaptation to Space Environments'
S. Guinard, 'Philosophical aspects of space exploration and human
spaceflight: the ecopolitics of sharing place with non-human others in outer
space'
M. S. Khan (YRA), 'Educational Outreach towards Manned Exploration of Mars
and beyond'

Wrap Up [Selected Session Chairs] Panel Wrap-Up: 'ESLAB 51 Highlights'

13:00 End of ESLAB51 symposium

5) European Lunar Symposium, Toulouse, May 13-16, 2018 - Expression of Interest to Participate
We are pleased to announce that the 6th European Lunar Symposium (ELS) will be held in Toulouse, France May 13-16, 2018. This meeting, organized in partnership with NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), will cover current advances and prospects in lunar science and exploration in Europe and elsewhere.

Building upon successful previous ELS meetings and acknowledging a growing interest in lunar science exploration worldwide, we anticipate a larger number of participants for ELS 2018. In order to make necessary logistical arrangements, we would like your help (before abstract submission and registration dates are announced) in letting us know before December 1st 2017 about your firm intention to attend ELS 2018.

Please visit the following link to submit your response - European Lunar Symposium (ELS) - 2018 – Letter of Intent to Participate

Patrick Pinet (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) and Mahesh Anand (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.)

(On behalf of the ELS Organizers)


6) Faculty opening at University of Central Florida

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7) Workshop REACPLAS (PhOM Research Seminar)

We are pleased to announce the REACPLAS workshop, in the series of PhOM Research Seminars, aiming to bring together specialists (in both experiment and theory) of reactivity and elementary collisional processes in the gas phase with modellers of complex media (such as cold plasmas, planetary atmospheres or interstellar media) whose composition and dynamics are driven by these elementary processes. The objective is to exchange knowledge on the available tools and to identify the important processes necessary occurring in these media that are not yet well characterized and that are in need of further investigation which could benefit from new collaborations.

Waiting for your participation and contributions.

The program of the one-day workshop will comprise :
 - 8 invited talks (30’ + 5’ listed in the program below)
 - 4 contributed talk (15’ + 5’ chosen from submitted abstracts (pdf 1 page) to be sent to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. before November 7)
 - Posters (during the coffee breaks (2x30’) and lunch (90’))
DETAILED PROGRAM

REGISTRATION (free but necessary) and CONTRIBUTIONS before November 7 - HERE

Access : Laboratoire de Chimie Physique (LCP), Bât 349
15 avenue Jean Perrin, Université Paris-Sud, 91400 Orsay
It is at walking distance from RER B Stations "Orsay-Ville" (8’) and "Le Guichet" (13’). See the map

For further informations, please contact:
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