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Volume 10, Number 31
July 24, 2016

Editor: Susan Benecchi 
Co-Editors: Mark V. Sykes, Karen R. Stockstill-Cahill
Email: pen_editor at psi.edu

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1. Postdoctoral Fellowship
2. STScI Job Announcement 
3. Version 2 of VICAR Image Processing System Released
4. AGU 2016 Session ED007. Citizen Science with Big Data: 
   Intersection of Outreach, Crowd-Sourced Data and Scientific Research
5. AGU 2016 Session P007. Enceladus: Getting Very Near the End
6. AGU 2016 Session P009. Experimental Planetary Geochemistry: 
   Simulating Planetary Processes on the Moon, Mars and other Rocky 
   Bodies in the Solar System
7. AGU 2016 Session P015. Juno's Exploration of Jupiter and the Earth-
   Based Collaborative Campaign
8. AGU 2016 Session P022. Polarimetry as an Invaluable Tool to Study 
   the Solar System and Beyond
9. AGU 2016 Session P030. The Early Mars Environment: Warm and Wet, 
   Cold and Wet, or Cold and Icy?
10. AGU 2016 Session SA014. Ionizing Radiation Environments Throughout 
    the Solar System
11. AGU 2016 Session SM016. Magnetospheres in the Inner Solar System
12. Computational Advances in Solar System Studies
13. [NASA] Draft AO for Astrophysics Explorers Missions of Opportunity 
    Released for Community Comment
14. COSPAR Meeting Cancelled
15. Planetary Meeting Calendar Additions

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The Planetary Exploration Instrumentation Laboratory 
(http;//pil.esse.yorku.ca) is seeking a post-doctoral fellow for a 
period of up to two years to support an industry-led project at York 
University in Toronto. The project involves the development and 
characterization of a combined Laser-induced breakdown/Raman/ 
Laser-induced fluorescence spectrometer. The applicant will have 
primary responsibility for characterizing the instrument against a 
variety of Mars exploration related requirements.

To meet the requirements of the program, the successful applicant 
will have a doctoral degree (PhD) in physics, chemistry, geology or 
a similar field completed within the last five years. Experience in 
optical instrumentation, related analytical methods or techniques 
is an asset. The start date is flexible with a prior to or for 
January 2017 being ideal. Interested applicants should enquire with 
Dr. Michael Daly (dalym@yorku.ca).


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STSCI JOB ANNOUNCEMENT 

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has immediate openings 
for Support Scientists to work on operations, calibration, testing, 
on-orbit commissioning, and user support of the instruments for the 
Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and/or James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). 
Support Scientists typically spend 80% of their time in support of the 
science operations mission of the Institute and 20% on personal 
research. With grant support, they can increase their research fraction 
up to 50%. Persons with observational, instrumentation, or theoretical 
experience in Solar System science are encouraged to apply. Positions 
are for terms of three years and may be renewed depending on 
performance and availability of funding.

Application deadline is Aug. 19, 2016. 

Further details can be found at:

https://rn11.ultipro.com/SPA1004/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*
DCDF56CAA264F009


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VERSION 2 OF VICAR IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM RELEASED

We are pleased to announce the release of version 2 of the VICAR Open 
Source image processing system. Notable changes in this release 
include:

* Pre-built binaries for 32- and 64-bit Linux (Red Hat 5.10), and 
  Mac OS X
* Three new application programs
* 73 changes, updates, or bug fixes
* Three new use cases (examples) in the manual
  - Landsat mosaic
  - SRTM mosaic
  - Noise reduction for Voyager images

For more information please visit:

http://www-mipl.jpl.nasa.gov/vicar_open.html

Questions: vicar_help@jpl.nasa.gov


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AGU 2016 SESSION ED007. CITIZEN SCIENCE WITH BIG DATA: INTERSECTION OF 
OUTREACH, CROWD-SOURCED DATA AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Abstract due date is 3 August 2016.

Abstracts submitted to an Education session is not counted against 
the one allowed contributed/Invited abstract.

Education
Session ID: 12673  

The traditional method of outreach to formal, informal, science and 
non-science audiences has undergone a fundamental change with recent 
advances in technology, social media and crowd-sourced data, giving 
way to citizen science with many applications. With increasing 
"Big Data" projects, active partnerships between professional, amateur 
and data scientist communities are necessary. Innovative design, 
sustainability and evaluation of these projects is as important as the 
citizen science they generate. This session invites papers from 
scientists, educators and as well as those who design, facilitate, 
evaluate or fund such programs. Topics may include methodology, 
applications of citizen science to enhancing outreach, transformative 
approaches to science education, lessons learned, and the future of 
citizen science. Presentations are invited from all scientific 
disciplines: astronomy, planetary and space science, geology and
geophysics, seismology, biogeoscience, atmosphere and ocean sciences.

Conveners: Padma A. Yanamandra-Fisher, SSI, padmayf@gmail.com
Constance Walker, NOAO, cwalker@noao.edu
Rachel Freed, Educator, Consultant
Thilina Heenatigala, IAU
Padma A. Yanamandra-Fisher
Senior Research Scientist 
Space Science Institute


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AGU 2016 SESSION P007. ENCELADUS: GETTING VERY NEAR THE END

We cordially invite you to submit an abstract to the 11th Special AGU 
Session on Saturn's geysering moon, Enceladus.

Though the very close targeted flybys of Enceladus by the Cassini 
spacecraft at Saturn came to an end in December 2015, Cassini's more 
distant remote-sensing observations of the moon will continue up to 
the mission's finale, slated to occur no later than September 15, 
2017. Consequently, this special AGU session on Enceladus will be 
the last one to occur while Cassini is still active at Saturn.

As in years past, we will focus on the most recent observational, 
theoretical and modeling efforts aimed at assessing Enceladus' 
ocean chemistry, the characteristics and hydrodynamics of its 
geysers, the moon's dynamical and rotational states, its thermal 
and interior structure and evolution, its geological history, as 
well as its astrobiological potential. Presentations on concepts 
for future missions back to Enceladus will also be considered.

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm16/preliminaryview.cgi/Session12393

Deadline: No later than August 3, 2016

Conveners: Carolyn Porco(Space Science Institute; UC Berkeley)
           Chris McKay (NASA Ames Research Center)
                
                      
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AGU 2016 SESSION P009. EXPERIMENTAL PLANETARY GEOCHEMISTRY: 
SIMULATING PLANETARY PROCESSES ON THE MOON, MARS AND OTHER ROCKY 
BODIES IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Abstract Deadline is August 3, 2016, 11:59 P.M. EDT

Session ID: 13053

Session Details: Experimentation has been a vital tool in the 
geosciences for many years, helping to advance the fields of 
petrology, mineralogy, and geochemistry. Thanks to successful remote 
sensing and in situ surface investigations, our understanding of the 
composition of planetary bodies has increased immensely. However, 
the origin and evolution of materials in the Solar Nebula, the 
geochemical processes affecting the formation and alteration of rocky 
bodies, and interactions between planetary surfaces, atmospheres, and 
interiors all remain in question. The study of planets, moons, 
asteroids, and meteorites can benefit from experimentation, provided 
that the laboratory conditions (temperature, pressure, volatile load, 
etc.) are relevant to conditions on these bodies. For this session 
we seek researchers interested in sharing their approach to 
laboratory investigations in the planetary sciences which are aimed 
at constraining the processes driving planetary compositional 
evolution.

For more information and to submit an abstract please visit: 

http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2016/

Conveners:
Nicholas DiFrancesco (Department of Geosciences, Stony Brook 
 University)
Gokce Ustunisik (American Museum of Natural History/South Dakota 
 School of Mines and Technology)
Erwin Dehouck (Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et 
 Planetologie, Universite Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier)

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AGU 2016 SESSION P015. JUNO'S EXPLORATION OF JUPITER AND THE EARTH-
BASED COLLABORATIVE CAMPAIGN

Session ID#: 13297

Session Description:
NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter launched in 2011 and arrived at Jupiter
on July 4, 2016. Juno's scientific objectives include the study of 
Jupiter's interior, atmosphere and magnetosphere with the goal of 
understanding Jupiter's origin, formation and evolution. An extensive 
campaign of Earth based observations of Jupiter and the solar wind 
were orchestrated to complement Juno measurements during Juno's 
approach to Jupiter and during its orbital mission around Jupiter. 
This session provides results from the Juno measurements and the 
collaborative campaign during the early phases of Juno's prime 
mission. Scientific results include Jupiter's interior structure, 
magnetic field, deep atmospheric dynamics and composition, and the 
first in-situ exploration of Jupiter's polar magnetosphere and aurorae.

Primary Convener: Scott J Bolton, Southwest Research Institute, 
 San Antonio, TX, United States

Conveners: John E P Connerney, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 
 Greenbelt, MD, United States, Glenn S Orton, NASA Jet Propulsion 
 Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Fran Bagenal, 
 University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States

Co-Organized with:
 Planetary Sciences, and SPA-Magnetospheric Physics

Cross-Listed:
 SH - SPA-Solar and Heliospheric Physics
 SM - SPA-Magnetospheric Physics

Proposed Co-Organized Session with:
 SM - SPA-Magnetospheric Physics

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AGU 2016 SESSION P022. POLARIMETRY AS AN INVALUABLE TOOL TO STUDY 
THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND BEYOND

Abstract due date is 3 August 2016.

Planetary Science
Session ID: 13392
  
Polarimetry is a powerful observing tool and modeling technique, 
providing information about astronomical objects that cannot be 
obtained by traditional photometric/spectroscopic observations. 
Applications include characterization of solar system objects (Sun, 
Earth, planetary atmospheres, aurorae, comets, asteroids, planetary 
satellites/ring systems, dust, etc.) to the detection of exoplanets 
and identification of biological markers in search of habitability. 
Innovative developments in vector radiative transfer theory; 
laboratory measurements, and the increasing significance of non-
sphericity effects on retrieval efforts showcase the importance of 
polarimetric exploration of the solar system and other planetary 
systems. This session is open to papers about observations of solar 
system bodies, theoretical or experimental investigations, 
instrumental developments ground-based facilities or onboard 
future space missions.

Conveners :
Padma A. Yanamandra-Fisher (padma@spacescience.org)
Jungmi Kwon (jungmi.kwon4@gmail.com)
Ludmilla Kolokolova ( ludmilla@astro.umd.edu)
A-C Levasseur Regourd (Anny-Chantal.Levasseur-Regourd@latmos.ipsl.fr)

 
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AGU 2016 SESSION P030. THE EARLY MARS ENVIRONMENT: WARM AND WET, COLD 
AND WET, OR COLD AND ICY?

We invite contributions from climate modeling, geomorphology, 
geochemistry and mineralogy that address the question of whether 
early Mars climate was "warm and wet", "cold and wet" or "cold and 
icy". This session will focus on both sharing new results from 
different perspectives and fostering communication among the community.

For more information, visit:

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm16/preliminaryview.cgi/Session13359

2016 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA, December 12-16. The 
submission deadline is August 3, 2016.

Conveners:
Alberto G. Fairen, Stephen M. Clifford and James F. Kasting


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AGU 2016 SESSION SA014. IONIZING RADIATION ENVIRONMENTS THROUGHOUT THE 
SOLAR SYSTEM

We invite contributions to a session focused on the radiation 
environment in the solar system at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting in San 
Francisco, CA, December 12-16.

Ionizing radiation is an important consideration for both solar 
system exploration and understanding atmospheric and surface processes 
of planets. In addition to exploration, the ionizing radiation 
environment at Earth is an important component to a multitude of 
phenomenon, including understanding the safety concerns of atmospheric 
radiation for aviation and atmospheric chemistry. There has been a 
recent effort to obtain in situ experimental data on the ionizing 
radiation environment throughout the solar system, namely the RAD 
detector on MSL, the SEP instrument on MAVEN, the CRaTER instrument 
on LRO, and multiple experiments flown on both commercial airlines 
and high altitude balloons at Earth. The objective of this session 
is to gather modelers and experimentalists dealing with high energy 
particles in space, on planets, and at Earth.

For more information, visit:

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm16/preliminaryview.cgi/Session13808

Submission deadline: August 5, 2016.

Conveners:
Guillaume Gronoff, Jingnan Guom and Ryan B. Norman


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AGU 2016 SESSION SM016. MAGNETOSPHERES IN THE INNER SOLAR SYSTEM

We invite contributions to an AGU session entitled "Magnetospheres in 
the Inner Solar System" scheduled at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting 
(December 12-16)

The structure and dynamics of each planetary magnetosphere (intrinsic 
and induced) in the inner solar system are driven by a unique set of 
factors including the nature of its magnetization, atmosphere-
ionosphere coupling, and local solar wind parameters. To provide a 
forum for discussion of recent data analysis and modeling efforts 
concerning the inner planet magnetospheres, this session welcomes 
submissions on the intrinsic magnetospheres of Mercury and Earth, as 
well as the induced magnetospheres of Venus and Mars. It will focus 
on general magnetospheric processes including, but not limited to: 
solar wind-magnetosphere interaction, magnetosphere-ionosphere 
coupling, plasma acceleration and transport, magnetic reconnection, 
wave instabilities, magnetotail dynamics, and bow shock physics. 
We strongly encourage comparative studies of these inner solar system 
magnetospheres with each other or with other planetary magnetospheres 
throughout the solar system.

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm16/preliminaryview.cgi/Session12918

Conveners: Gina A DiBraccio (NASA GSFC), Daniel J Gershman 
 (UMD/NASA GSFC), and Marissa Vogt (Boston U)


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COMPUTATIONAL ADVANCES IN SOLAR SYSTEM STUDIES

Computing in Science & Engineering (CiSE) magazine announces an 
opportunity to contribute to a special issue about Computational 
Advances in Solar System Studies. Submission deadline is 
November 1, 2016. See the call for articles at:

https://www.computer.org/web/computingnow/cscfp4
 
Computing in Science & Engineering (CiSE) magazine features the 
latest computational science and engineering research in an accessible 
format, along with departments covering news and analysis, 
computational science and engineering in education, and emerging 
technologies.

See:

https://www.computer.org/web/peer-review/magazines 

for general author guidelines.
 
Questions? Contact guest editors Lucy McFadden and Nargess 
Memarsadeghi at cise4-2017@computer.org


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[NASA] DRAFT AO FOR ASTROPHYSICS EXPLORERS MISSIONS OF OPPORTUNITY 
RELEASED FOR COMMUNITY COMMENT

Comments Due: August 11, 2016
Identification Number: NNH16ZDA007J 
 
Posted on the NASA research opportunity web site:

http://nspires.nasaprs.com

The Astrophysics Explorers Program conducts Principal Investigator 
(PI)-led space science investigations relevant to SMD's astrophysics 
programs. Explorer investigations must address NASA's goals to 
discover the origin, structure, evolution, and destiny of the Universe 
and search for Earth-like planets.

Participation is open to all categories of organizations or 
institutions.

The issuance of the Draft 2016 Astrophysics Explorer MO PEA does 
not obligate NASA to issue a 2016 Astrophysics Explorer MO PEA and 
solicit proposals. Any costs incurred by prospective investigators 
in preparing submissions in response to any of these draft 
solicitations are incurred completely at the submitter's own risk.

Comments on the draft may be addressed by E-mail to:

Dr. Wilton T. Sanders
wilton.t.sanders@nasa.gov 
(subject line to read "2016 MO")

Responses to all inquiries will be answered by E-mail and posted 
weekly at the FQA location of the Astrophysics Explorer 
Program Acquisition website at:

http://explorers.larc.nasa.gov/APMIDEX2016/MO/
 
anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions will be 
preserved.

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COSPAR MEETING CANCELLED

Please see the announcement at:

https://www.cospar-assembly.org


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PLANETARY MEETING CALENDAR ADDITIONS

Posted at http://planetarynews.org/meetings.html

September 12-15, 2016
SPICE Training Class
http://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/spice/training-class-september-2016
Madrid, Spain

September 18-23, 2016
Joint NASA-NSF Ideas Lab on the Origins of Life
Cambridge, MD

June 13-15, 2017
17th Meeting of the NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/sbag/
Greenbelt, MD

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workshop of which your colleagues should be aware, please send the 
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