1) Document de bilan et prospective du PNP.

Il est disponible sur le site du programme:
Il s'agit d'une version préliminaire. La version définitive sera publiée seulement à la suite du colloque de Nice, après avoir récolté les éventuels commentaires de la communauté et des instances (lors de la table ronde du vendredi 7 ou, à défaut, par email à Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

2) demandes au PNP pour 2019, ne oubliez pas la deadline!

l'appel d'offre se trouve sur http://www.insu.cnrs.fr/files/pnp-aa-ts_ao2019.pdf
Les deadlines sont le 13/9 pour DIALOG et 20/9 pour le dossier scientifique.

3) Lunar samples and future programme preparation: Research Fellowship with ESA

voir: https://career2.successfactors.eu/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=esa&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_GB&career_job_req_id=7501&selected_lang=en_GB&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=KSpoxYhDUoMOQWl4Ek0U1Ium0jw%3d

deadline: 7 septembre.
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4)  Job Announcement (Earth and Planetary Exploration Using Small Satellites), University of Hawaii

The Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu USA seeks to hire two tenure-track, full-time, permanent positions. One appointment will be made at the assistant level, the other at the associate level. 75% State funds provided. Duties include leading the development of small/micro/cube satellite missions (or the development of key subsystems, such as payloads) to support new Earth and planetary science missions. The successful candidates will seek and obtain extramural funding in support of this, take an active role in student advising and teaching, and publish research results in the refereed literature. For details see: http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/Jobs/NAdvert/28814/4965606/3/postdate/desc

5) BetaPic workshop, Nice, September 18-20, 2018

In 2017 the circumplanetary region of the directly imaged planet beta Pic b transited in front of the star. This created a rare opportunity to detect the ring system of an extrasolar giant planet with semi-major axis 10 au. The search for evidence of ring was conducted over many months using a host of space-based facilities and ground-based telescopes located on four continents, including Antarctica. This 3-day workshop in Nice, France, endeavors to share the status of various data sets, devise common analysis techniques, and produce self-consistent models and interpretation for publication in the peer-reviewed literature. Limited funds are available.

Online registration: August 1st  (we will consider late abstracts)

Website:  http://univ-cotedazur.fr/events/beta_pic_2018_nice/

6)  IAU Symposium 350 on Laboratory Astrophysics, Cambridge, UK, from 14 - 19 April 2019

The First International Astronomical Union Symposium on Laboratory Astrophysics, IAUS 350: Laboratory Astrophysics: from Observations to Interpretation, will be held in Cambridge, UK, from 14 - 19 April 2019.

The active synergy between astronomical observation, laboratory experiment and theoretical modeling has been reinforced at the 2015 IAU General Assembly by the creation of a new IAU Commission (CB5) on Laboratory Astrophysics (https://www.iau.org/science/scientific_bodies/commissions/B5/).

In this meeting we hope to build on this momentum and bring together active researchers in observational astronomy, space missions, experimental and theoretical laboratory astrophysics and astrochemistry to discuss the major topics and challenges that face today’s Astronomy. We expect that interactions between researchers will result in a solid roadmap for future research that will lead to advances in our understanding of astronomical observations and guide the design of future observational instruments. You can read more on the objectives of the Symposium at https://www.iau.org/science/meetings/proposals/loi/2019/1991/.

To register your interest in this meeting, please send an email to Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.. You will then receive regular updates on the meeting.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee for IAUS 350,

Farid Salama
IAU Commission B5

Farid Salama (Chair), USA, Paul Barklem, Sweden, Helen Fraser, UK, Thomas Henning, Germany, Christine Joblin, France, Sun Kwok, China, Harold Linnartz, Netherlands, Lyudmila Mashonkina, Russia, Tom Millar, UK, Osama Shalabiea, Egypt, Gianfranco Vidali, USA, Feilu Wang, China, Giulio Del- Zanna, UK

7) GSA 2018: T114 Apatite, from Magma to Medicine; in honor of John M. Hughes. Indianapolis, Nov. 4-7

We would like to draw your attention to the following session at the 2018 GSA annual meeting from November 4-7th in Indianapolis (http://community.geosociety.org/gsa2018/home).
T114. Apatite, from Magma to Medicine; in honor of John M. Hughes
Abstract: This session aims to present cutting edge research on apatite with regards to its utilization in understanding crustal and mantle processes, biological processes, practical applications in industry, as well as processes in extraterrestrial environments.

Rationale: Residing at the intersection of the biological, geological, and material science realms the topic of apatite is highly diverse and interdisciplinary. Apatite group minerals are the dominant phosphates in the geosphere and biosphere. They are found in virtually all rock types as the principal sink for P and F and in many cases the REE. They form the major mineral component in vertebrate bones and are the base of the global phosphorous cycle. U-Th-Pb isotopic chemistry in apatite has led to their broad application in geochronology. Lastly, the physical and chemical properties of apatite group minerals makes them ideal for many technological applications including phosphors, lasers, prosthetics, ceramics, metal sequestration agents, and potential solid nuclear waste forms. The proposed topical session aims to present cutting edge research on apatite with regards to its utilization in geochemical investigations involving crustal and mantle processes on the Earth, biological processes, practical applications in industry, as well as investigations of geochemical processes in extraterrestrial environments.

Abstract deadline: 14 August 2018.  https://community.geosociety.org/gsa2018/science-careers/sessions/abstracts
Invited speakers:
Francis McCubbin (NASA Johnson Space Center): Apatite in Astromaterials: A Window into the Distribution and Behavior of Volatiles within the Solar System
Henry P. Schwarcz (McMaster University): Nanometer-scale polycrystalline apatite plates are the re-bars of bone.
Conveners: John Rakovan (Miami University) + Jessica Barnes (NASA JSC)

8) EWASS2019 - propositions de symposia

L'European Week of Astronomie and Space Sciences, EWASS, aura lieu en France en 2019  ... la première fois depuis 1999. En 2018 l'EWASS a rassemblé 1400 participants à Liverpool.

Cette réunion pourrait être une bonne opportunité pour exposer à une large audience des thèmes et des actions relevant des priorités du PNP. Un appel à proposition pour des symposias est ouvert à la communauté et il se clôt le 9 septembre.

Nous prions les personnes qui souhaitent proposer un symposium de prévenir le PNP (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.; Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) avant le 31 aout. S'il n'y a pas un nombre suffisant de propositions, le CS du PNP en fera au moins une.  

9) Announcement of Opportunity: PROSPECT Science Team

Dear Colleagues,

Please see the below Announcement of Opportunity (AO), open to scientists working in ESA member states, for membership of the PROSPECT Science Team:

PROSPECT is a lunar drilling and sample analysis package provided by ESA to Russia’s Luna 27 mission.

The Science Team will follow on and expand the activities of the PROSPECT User Group (appointed for Phase B) through PROSPECT's later development and flight phases. Please see the AO documentation for full details.

Best regards,
Elliot Sefton-Nash

10) PLATO theory meeting 2018. Cambridge (UK) 3-5 December 2018

we're just writing to announce the PLATO theory meeting 2018 that will be held at the IoA, University of Cambridge between 3-5 December 2018. The webpage for the meeting, where you may find more information, register and submit a title and abstract for your presentation, can be accessed here: https://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/meetings/2018/plato.theory.2018

The meeting will be primarily focussed on the formation, composition and dynamical evolution of planetary systems, and hence will be organised around the following PLATO work packages:
WP116100 - Composition & Formation of Gas and Ice Giants
WP116 200 - Mass-radius Terrestrial Planets
WP116 300 - Planetary Formation and Orbital Evolution
WP116 310 - Protoplanetary Disc Models
WP116 320 - Disc-Planet Interactions
WP116 330 - The Assembly of Planetary Systems
WP116 340 - The Post-Formation Long-term Dynamical Evolution of Planetary Systems
WP116 350 - Planet Formation and Evolution in Binary Systems
WP116 360 - The Influence of Birth Environment on the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems
WP116 370 - Post-Main Sequence Evolution of Planetary Systems
  WP116 380 - Statistical Comparison Between Theory and PLATO Data
WP116 600 - Dynamical Interactions in Multiplanet Systems
WP116 610 - Long-term Dynamical Evolution of Planetary Systems
WP116 620 - Stability and Resonances in Multi-Planet Systems
WP116 630 - Tidal Dissipation and Evolution in Multi-Planet Systems
WP116 640 - Rotational Evolution of Planets in Multiple Systems

For more information about the PLATO work packages please see the following link https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/research/astro/plato-science/research/researchareas/exoplanets/

The meeting is open to all-comers, not just existing members of the above work packages, so please forward this message to anyone who may be interested in attending.

We look forward to seeing you in Cambridge in December 2018.

Best regards,
Richard (Nelson)
Mark (Wyatt)

Bonjour à tous et à toutes,


Les documents de bilan (2014-2018) et prospectives du Programme National de Planétologie sont désormais disponibles.




Le conseil scientifique du PNP



L'appel d'offres INSU TelluS 2018 est désormais ouvert. Veuillez prendre connaissance des nouveautés, listées ci-dessous, dans le programme TelluS cette année :
·         Nouvelle plateforme de dépôt de projet : A partir de cette année, tous les appels d’offres se trouvent sur SIGAP (https://sigap.cnrs.fr/). L’AO INSU TelluS 2018 regroupe tous les 4 CTs (ALEAS, SYSTER, CESSUR,INTERRVIE), l’Action Colloques, les pré-Campagne à la mer et l’Action Inter-Instituts avec l’INSMI. Les Actions ARTEMIS, PNP et les SNO font partie des Appels d’Offres à part mais toujours sur le même site. Un Guide SIGAP est joint à l’AO pour faciliter le dépôt de dossier.
·         Dépôt de projet : Le dépôt du même projet à plusieurs Actions TelluS en même temps n’est plus autorisé (exception est faite pour l’Action ARTEMIS).
·         Porteurs de projet : les personnes non-permanentes ne sont pas éligibles à déposer un projet. Une exception est faite pour les post-docs/ATER et doctorants. Ils peuvent s’associer en tant que co-porteurs.
·         Signature DU : le dossier scientifique doit obligatoirement être signé par le Directeur d’Unité du porteur et joint en ligne.
·         Action MARGES : l’AO est en cours de discussion avec les partenaires pour une ouverture postérieure.
Les textes des AO pour chaque Action TelluS sont disponibles sur SIGAP et sur le site de l'INSU : http://www.insu.cnrs.fr/node/6672
Rappels importants:
·         Colloques : Toutes les demandes de financement des Colloques TS doivent être soumises à la fois à l’AO TelluS et dans DIALOG. Sans cela, elles seront pas prises en compte.
·         Action avec l’INSMI : ouverte aux communautés TS, AA et SIC.
·         Demandes à la DT INSU : les demandes de soutien à la DT INSU doivent être adressées au Directeur de la DT. Il convient de remplir le formulaire sur leur site (http://www.dt.insu.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article7)
Dates de clôture :
TelluS, AA :21 septembre 2018, 12h00
EC2CO, LEFE et PNTS :15 septembre 2018, 16h00.
DIALOG : 12 septembre 2018, 17h00

1) Lunar Polar Volatiles workshop, August 7-9, 2018 at Laurel, Maryland
The program and abstracts are now available on the meeting website.

Program Information

Detailed information about the schedule is available by viewing the program and abstracts.

Check the author index to see where a particular abstract is scheduled.

Registration is Open

Early registration deadline — Sunday, July 8, 2018

Register early and save money using the electronic registration form.



Two openings at the level of PhD or postdoctoral are available for the IMPACT ERC project based in Lyon, France, starting with September 1st, 2018. IMPACT aims to retrace the thermodynamic path of the condensation of the protolunar disk, to bring physical and chemical constraints on the impact model, and to characterize the formation of the Moon and of the Earth.
The position is to study the behavior of major rock-forming minerals during the Giant Impact. Immediately after the impact, the largest parts of both the proto-Earth and the impactor melted and vaporized. They accumulated into a large protolunar disk. Everything inside the Roche radius fell down and condensed to form the early Earth. The outer parts partly fell onto the Earth, partly condensed to form the moon and partly were lost to space.

The aim of the doctoral work is to determine the physical properties and the chemical behavior of the corresponding mineral melts at conditions characteristic to the Giant Impact. For this, the successful candidate(s) will use ab initio molecular-dynamics simulations. He/she will compute the equations of state of the liquid, gas and supercritical states, position the supercritical points and/or surfaces, determine the chemical speciation in the fluids, and predict isotope partitioning factors.

For the PhD applicant(s): A master degree in Earth sciences, solid-state physics and/or chemistry or materials science is preferred. Computing skills are highly appreciated. Proficiency in written and spoken English is mandatory. The PhD program in France takes 36 months.

For the postdoctoral applicant(s): A PhD degree in computational solid-state physics and/or chemistry or materials science is required. Computing skills are highly appreciated. Proficiency in written and spoken English is mandatory, as proven also in the publication record. The postdoctoral position is for one year renewable once.

He/she will be financed and be part of the Impact group funded by the European Research Council (a bit of information is at: (https://moonimpact.eu/). The group is hosted in the brand new offices of the Centre Blaise Pascal, the broad numerical and computing center at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, which is a small but elite institution.

The application should be adressed to Dr. Razvan Caracas (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.). The package will include CV, names of references, motivation letter, including specific interests and prior experience in areas related to mineral physics. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

3) Postdoc positions at University of Alicante

the University of Alicante has just issued a call for 2 postdoc positions in all areas. Positions are initially for 1 year, but can be extended to 5 years. Candidates should have obtained their PhD BEFORE June 2013 and have a competitive CV. Application deadline is the 31st of July 2018.

Contact: Adriano Campo Bagatin <Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.>

4) Appel à valoriser vos données martiennes à fortes valeurs ajoutées via le service PSUP
PSUP (http://psup.ias.u-psud.fr) est un service piloté par l’OSUPS et l’OSUL qui produit, répertorie, et met en ligne les données à fortes valeurs ajoutées de la surface de Mars obtenues grâce aux missions spatiales dans lesquelles la communauté française est impliquée. Nous proposons aux chercheurs qui produisent ce type de données de les valoriser à travers le service PSUP. Cela permettra également de garantir l’intégrité et la pérennisation de vos produits. Ces produits peuvent être des catalogues, des cartes locales, régionales ou globales. Leur insertion dans la base de données requiert un formatage standard et simple dont les spécifications pourront vous être fournies. Cet appel a aussi pour cadre les demandes des revues internationales de mettre à disposition de tels produits utilisés dans une publication.

Contact : F. Poulet, Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.; C. Quantin, Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

5) Atelier "Radars: Technologies, Méthodologies et Applications " (R‑TMA-2018) 10 et 11 décembre 2018 à l’OVSQ,  à Guyancourt

L'atelier "Radars: Technologies, Méthodologies et Applications " (R‑TMA-2018) se tiendra les 10 et 11 décembre 2018 à l’OVSQ, à Guyancourt.
Cette deuxième édition de l’atelier R-TMA a pour objet de consolider et d’ouvrir plus largement la dynamique d'échange, de discussion et de collaborations lancée en 2017 entre les acteurs académiques opérationnels et industriels nationaux impliqués dans les radars pour l’Observation de la Terre.

Cet atelier concerne aussi bien les développements technologiques et méthodologiques « radar » (sol, aéroporté ou spatial) que les applications ou exploitation des données radar, y compris les besoins de validation de modèle ou d’assimilation. Organisé autour de présentations orales, de posters et de tables rondes, cet atelier aura pour objectif d'appréhender globalement les activités autour des radars en sciences de la Terre et de l’environnement, de faire l'état des lieux technologiques et méthodologiques, de présenter les applications opérationnelles et sociétales correspondantes, d'investiguer les technologies du futur et les nouvelles approches méthodologiques, et enfin d'établir les perspectives industrielles.

Le site pour plus d'informations mais aussi pour s'inscrire et déposer un résumé est ouvert ici: https://r-tma-2018.sciencesconf.org/

Soutenu financièrement par l’OVSQ, l’IPSL, l’UVSQ, le CNES et le CNRS et recevant également le soutien d’industriels il n'y aura pas de frais d'inscription. Toutefois, celle-ci reste obligatoire pour des raisons de logistique.

La date limite d'inscription et de dépôt des résumés est fixée au 15 octobre 2018.

Merci de bien vouloir faire circuler l'information au sein de vos laboratoires et le plus largement possible.

Bien cordialement,

Yvon Lemaître et Nicolas Viltard, pour le comité d'organisation et le comité scientifique de R-TMA-2018

6) Post-doc position at the Brazilian Astrophysics National Laboratory

The Brazilian Astrophysics National Laboratory (LNA) is accepting candidates for a post-doc position beginning September 2018 (exact data to be negotiated) in the areas of Stellar Astrophysics, Extragalactic Astronomy and Physics of Exoplanets. The positions are for one year but can be renewed for two consecutive years. The candidates are expected to dedicate  70% of the time for their own research and the remaining 30% for the assistance of visiting astronomers, users of the SOAR  telescope in Chile (but operated from Brazil) and RD of instruments that are actually being developed by the LNA.

Candidates (even those who have not yet formally obtained their PhD degree) should send their CV, a research project and the expected date for obtaining the PhD, if this is the case, to the LNA secretary – Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

7) Planet Formation and Evolution, Rostock, 27.02.-01.03.2019

the 12th Workshop in the series "Planet Formation and Evolution
(PFE-12)" will be held at the Institute of Physics, University of
Rostock, Feb 27 - March 1, 2019. The registration is now open until
October 31, 2018.

All information about the Workshop, deadlines, the program (invited
speakers will be announced later) and travel to Rostock is given via the
PFE-12 web pages which will be updated regularly. There you can find
a list of hotels which should help you arrange your
accommodation. We plan to circulate the final program in early January

Workshop PFE-12
Date:       Feb 27 - March 1, 2019
Location: Institute of Physics, University of Rostock, Germany
www: http://pfe2019.stat.physik.uni-rostock.de/