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Volume 8, Number 57
December 14, 2014

Editor: Melissa Lane
Co-Editors: Susan Benecchi, Mark V. Sykes
Email: pen_editor at psi.edu

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1. EGU 2015 Call for Abstracts: Session PS2.5
2. [NASA] Release of ROSES-14 Hayabusa2 Participating Scientist Program 
   Delayed
3. Midwest Astrochemistry Meeting
4. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Lunar & Asteroid Exploration Science - 
   Petrology and Geochemistry
5. Pre-proposal Teleconference to Discuss NASA Education Opportunities 
   in NASA STEM (EONS) 2014 MUREP Institutional Research Opportunity 
   (MIRO) 
6. NASA Postdoctoral Fellowships
7. Jovian Magnetic Field and Magnetosphere Postdoctoral Researcher
   (NASA-GSFC/CRESST/University of Maryland)
8. ROSES-14 Call: Small, Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration 
   (SIMPLEX)
9. Humans to Mars Summit
10. [NASA] PDS - Mars Exploration Rovers Data Release 42
11. Job Opportunity: STScI Research and Instrument Analysts
12. Planetary Meeting Calendar Additions

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EGU 2015 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: SESSION PS2.5

Dear Colleagues,  
The abstract submission for the EGU General Assembly to be held 12-17 
April 2015, in Vienna, Austria, is open. We would like to invite you 
to submit abstracts to our session PS2.5 on Atmospheres of Terrestrial 
Planets: 

http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2015/session/17355  

This session focuses on the atmospheres of terrestrial planets from 
the boundary layer up to the thermosphere. With the multiple missions 
focused on Mars, Venus and Titan, the research on planetary 
atmospheres and their evolution is blooming with new results and 
advances. We welcome you to share your work with the community as 
contributions discussing any aspect of the neutral atmospheres of 
terrestrial planets and Titan. Contributions dealing with terrestrial-
like extrasolar planets are also welcomed. The abstract submission 
deadline is 07 January 2015. 

Please do not hesitate to distribute this email to other scientists 
who might be interested in submitting an abstract, or to contact us 
in case you have questions.  

Hope to see you in Vienna!  
With best regards, 
The conveners 
Anni Määttänen, Emmanuel Marcq, Francisco González-Galindo


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[NASA] RELEASE OF ROSES-14 HAYABUSA2 PARTICIPATING SCIENTIST PROGRAM DELAYED

ROSES-14 Amendment 42: C.19, the Hayabusa2 Participating Scientist 
Program(PSP) is not being released as part of ROSES-2014, but will be 
released as part of ROSES-2015.
 
Questions concerning C.19, the Hayabusa2 PSP element may be directed 
to Tony Carro at anthony.carro-1@nasa.gov or (202) 358-0349.


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MIDWEST ASTROCHEMISTRY MEETING
 
MARCH 6-7, 2015, University of Northern Iowa
 
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Midwest 
Astrochemistry Consortium are pleased to announce the 2015 Midwest 
Astrochemistry Meeting (MWAM) that will be held on March 6-7, 2015 at 
the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
 
Abstract submission and registration are now open. Abstracts should be 
emailed to joshua.sebree@uni.edu and are due by Feb. 20th 2015. Please 
use one of the following as a subject line:  

MWAM15 abstract:  PREFER TALK
MWAM15 abstract:  PREFER POSTER

For complete submission details please see the meetings web page at:

http://www.chem.uni.edu/MW%20Astrochemistry.htm
 
Registration will be done through regular mail using the form located 
at:

http://www.chem.uni.edu/MW%20Astrochemistry%20Reg%20Form.pdf

The fee is $35 per person if paid by February 27th, or $40 thereafter. 
 
In order to encourage graduate and undergraduate student attendance, 
we are excited to offer several travel grants to offset travel 
expenses. In order to benefit the most students possible, both 
individual and group travel grants will be awarded. If you are 
interested in more information, please inquire at 
joshua.sebree@uni.edu. 


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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN LUNAR & ASTEROID EXPLORATION SCIENCE - 
PETROLOGY AND GEOCHEMISTRY

The Universities Space Research Association’s Lunar and Planetary 
Institute (LPI), invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in 
lunar and asteroid exploration science for a full-time exempt position 
in the Houston, Texas area. The successful candidate will join Dr. 
David A. Kring and over two dozen other scientists in the Center for 
Lunar Science and Exploration, which is one of nine national centers 
of excellence supported by NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research 
Virtual Institute. The main goals of the Center’s activities are to 
address NASA’s highest lunar and asteroid exploration science 
objectives, including activities in preparation of robotic and crewed 
landings. 
 
Applications from those with recent Ph.D.s in the fields of petrology 
and geochemistry are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with 
lunar samples, chondritic meteorites, and/or impact lithologies will 
be advantageous, but is not required.   
 
Interested applicants should apply to the posting at:

https://usracareers.silkroad.com/ 

and must submit a curriculum vita with list of publications, a two to 
three page statement of research interests, and a list of three 
references. 
 
Additional details are available at: 

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/exploration/

USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected 
Veterans/Disabled


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PRE-PROPOSAL TELECONFERENCE TO DISCUSS NASA EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES IN 
NASA STEM (EONS) 2014 MUREP INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY (MIRO) 
 
A pre-proposal teleconference will be held to discuss NASA Education 
Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) 2014 MUREP Institutional Research 
Opportunity (MIRO) [Announcement Number: NNH14ZHA001N, Catalog of 
Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 43.008]. The teleconference 
will provide an in-depth overview of the MIRO opportunity and proposal 
requirements. Please visit the MIRO page in NSPIRES for information 
regarding this NASA opportunity.

To join the MIRO pre-proposal teleconference, follow the instructions
for both the WebEx and conference number. WebEx will be used for the
slide presentation only.

For audio and to participate in the Q&A session, you must use the 
telecon number.
 
Connect to WebEx (for slide presentation)
 
Meeting Number:     994 734 547
 
1. Go to: 

https://nasa.webex.com/nasa/j.php?MTID=mf9fb45bd9f3645c10915aff49
a53e6be

2. If requested, enter your name and email address
3. Enter the meeting password: EONSMIRO123$ to join
4. Click "Join"

For assistance go to: 

https://nasa.webex.com/nasa/mc 

and on the left navigation bar, click "Support".
 
Connect to teleconference (for audio):
Call-in number: 1-844-467-4685
Participant passcode: 5362715988
 
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NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
 
The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) provides opportunities for 
scientists and engineers to conduct research largely of their own 
choosing, yet compatible with the research opportunities posted on the 
NPP Web site.
 
Selected by a competitive peer-review process, NPP Fellows complete 
one- to three-year Fellowship appointments that advance NASA’s missions 
in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space 
bioscience, aeronautics and engineering, human exploration and space 
operations, and astrobiology.
 
An example of one of the research opportunities in planetary science 
is:
 
https://www3.orau.gov/NPDoc/Catalog/18818   
 
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand before 
beginning the fellowship, but may apply while completing the degree 
requirements. U. S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and foreign 
nationals eligible for J-1 status as a Research Scholar may apply.
 
Stipends start at $53,500 per year, with supplements for high cost-of-
living areas and for certain academic specialties. Financial assistance 
is available for relocation and health insurance, and $8,000 per year 
is provided for professional travel.
 
Applications are accepted three times each year: March 1, July 1, and
November 1.
 
The latest NPP Newsletter:  http://bit.ly/1tI5M9x
 
For further information and to apply, visit: 

http://nasa.orau.org/postdoc/description/index.htm
 
Questions: nasapostdoc@orau.org
 

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JOVIAN MAGNETIC FIELD AND MAGNETOSPHERE POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER
(NASA-GSFC/CRESST/UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND)

Applications are now being accepted for a Postdoctoral Research 
Associate, funded through the University of Maryland College Park 
(UMCP) and the Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science 
and Technology (CRESST), to work in the Planetary Magnetospheres 
Laboratory of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in the area 
of Jupiter’s magnetic field and magnetosphere, using data from the 
Juno (New Frontier) mission. Additional details are available at:
 
http://www.astro.umd.edu/employment/index.html#Juno

Candidates for this position should have a Ph.D. in a relevant 
scientific discipline with prior experience conducting scientific 
research. Experience with magnetometer instrumentation and data, 
disciplined programming skills (primarily Fortran and IDL), and 
scientific writing experience are desired.

The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity 
Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applications 
will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.


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ROSES-14 CALL: SMALL, INNOVATIVE MISSIONS FOR PLANETARY EXPLORATION 
(SIMPLEX)

The Small, Innovative Missions for Planetary Exploration (SIMPLEx) call 
supports the formulation and development of science investigations that 
require a spaceflight mission that can be accomplished using small 
spacecraft. All proposed investigations must be responsive to the goals 
of the Planetary Science Division as described in the2014 Science 
Mission Directorate Science Plan available at: 

http://science1.nasa.gov/about us/science strategy/

Proposed investigations may target any body in the Solar System except 
for the Earth and Sun, in order to advance the objectives outlined in 
the Science Plan. Investigations of extra solar planets are not 
solicited in this NRA.
 
Step-1 proposals are due January 13, 2015, and Step-2 proposals are 
due March 13, 2015.

This amendment to the NASA’s "Research Opportunities in Space and 
Earth Sciences (ROSES) 2014" (NNH14ZDA001N) will be posted on the 
NASA research opportunity homepage at: 

http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ 

and will appear on the RSS feed at:

http://nasascience.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/
roses-2014
 
Questions concerning this program element may be directed to: 
Janice Buckner 
Janice.L.Buckner@nasa.gov
202 358-0183


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HUMANS TO MARS SUMMIT

Register Today for the 2015 Humans to Mars Summit (H2M) before the 
registration fee increases on January 1, 2015.

Join us at the Humans to Mars Summit (H2M) that will be held on May 
5-7, 2015 at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  H2M is a 
comprehensive Mars exploration conference to address the major 
technical, scientific, and policy related challenges that need to be 
overcome to send humans to Mars in the 2030s.

Some of the tentative speakers already include William Gerstenmaier, 
James Garvin, Steve Squyres, John Grunsfeld, Ellen Stofan, Miles 
O'Brien, Rebecca Keiser, Michael Gazarik, Janet Ivey, and many more.

Take advantage of our special early registration today and save money 
before the registration fee increases after January 1, 2015. Register 
at:

http://h2m.exploremars.org


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[NASA] PDS - MARS EXPLORATION ROVERS DATA RELEASE 42

The Planetary Data System (PDS) is pleased to announce Release 42
of Mars Exploration Rover data.  This release includes data primarily
from Sols 3601 through 3690, rover Opportunity (MER1/B), instruments:

APXS
Atmospheric Opacity
HAZCAM
NAVCAM
MI
PANCAM
RAT
Rover Motion Counter
SPICE

There are no Radio Science data in this release, and no more
Mini-TES or Moessbauer data are expected.

To access the above data, please visit the following link:

http://pds.nasa.gov/subscription_service/SS-20141212.html

The following special services are provided for accessing MER data:

MER Analyst's Notebook: 

http://an.rsl.wustl.edu/mer

Planetary Image Atlas:  

http://pds-imaging.jpl.nasa.gov/search/mer

To access the latest PDS Data Releases, please visit the following 
link:  

http://pds.nasa.gov/subscription_service/SS-Release.html

All available PDS data may be found at:

http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/tools/data-search/

For further information, see the PDS Home Page:
 
http://pds.nasa.gov/

The PDS Team
Mailto: pds_operator@jpl.nasa.gov
Phone:  (818)393-7165


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JOB OPPORTUNITY: STSCI RESEARCH AND INSTRUMENT ANALYSTS

The Space Telescope Science Institute has openings for Research and
Instrument Analysts (RIA) in our Instruments Division. RIAs will
assist Instrument Scientists in the reduction and analysis of Hubble
Space Telescope calibration data. Analysts will also assist in the
development and testing of the scientific instruments and optical
systems for the James Webb Space Telescope. They will provide user
support to HST General Observers and Archival Researchers in various
aspects of observation planning and data reduction. Additionally,
analysts may become involved in cutting-edge astronomical research by
providing support for scientific programs of staff scientists. Such
support can involve calibrating data, photometry, spectroscopy, image
drizzling, coding, and laboratory work in astronomical 
instrumentation.

Successful applicants typically have a Bachelor's, Master's or a
recent PhD degree in Astronomy, Physics, Astrophysics, Planetary
Science, or related fields. The starting position (RIA I, II, Senior)
and salary are commensurate with education and experience. Experience
with astronomical research, instrumentation or optics, scientific
computing, data analysis, and IRAF or other astronomical software
packages, is also desired. Additional mathematical, statistical, and
programming skills (e.g. IDL, python) are a plus.

Applications due: January 31, 2015

For details see:

http://www.stsci.edu/institute/employment

https://rn11.ultipro.com/SPA1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=
*088F3D93BAC898AD


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PLANETARY MEETING CALENDAR ADDITIONS

March 24-26, 2015
Planetary Protection Knowledge Gaps for Human Extraterrestrial 
Missions
http://www.nasa.gov/ames/ppw2015workshop/#.VI2qblqlP1Y
Moffett Field, CA

May 5-7, 2015
The Humans to Mars Summit
http://h2m.exploremars.org
Washington, DC

May 6-8, 2015
User Training in JWST Data Analysis
http://www.stsci.edu/institute/conference/ut_jwst_da/
Baltimore, MD

May 26-29, 2015
Stellar and Planetary Dynamos
http://www.dynamos2015.de
Göttingen, Germany

October 12-16, 2015
Exoplanetary Atmospheres and Habitability 
http://exoatmo.sciencesconf.org
Nice, France


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