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Volume 18, Number 8
February 25, 2024

Editor: Alex Morgan
Co-Editors: Mark V. Sykes, Matthew R Perry
Email: pen_editor@psi.edu
Twitter: @pen2tweets

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1. Nominate Your Deserving Colleagues for the 2024 Geological Society 
   of America Planetary Geology Division Gilbert Award
2. SETI Institute Baruch S. Blumberg Fellowship and the William J. 
   Welch Fellowship
3. Misasa International Student Internship Program 2024 (Okayama 
   University Japan)
4. PhD Opportunities in Interdisciplinary Space Sciences and Planetary 
   Research
5. Upcoming Planetary Advisory Committee Meeting
6. Terrestrial Analogues for Solar System Studies Workshop: Milos, 
   Greece
7. Planetary Meeting Calendar Additions
8. Planetary Science Journal - New Papers

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NOMINATE YOUR DESERVING COLLEAGUES FOR THE 2024 GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF 
AMERICA PLANETARY GEOLOGY DIVISION GILBERT AWARD

Nominations for the Planetary Geology Division's (PGD) 2024 Gilbert 
Award should include a cover letter detailing the accomplishments of 
the nominee, up to three supporting letters from colleagues, and a 
current CV. Electronic submissions can be emailed to Marisa Palucis at 
marisa.c.palucis@dartmouth.edu (past-PGD chair). Nominations are due 
February 29, 2024.

The G. K. Gilbert Award is made for outstanding contributions to the 
solution of a fundamental problem(s) of planetary geology in its 
broadest sense, including planetary geology, geochemistry, mineralogy, 
petrology, and tectonics, geophysics, and meteoritics. Such 
contributions may consist either of a single outstanding publication, 
or a series of publications that have had great influence on the 
field. The award is named for G. K. Gilbert, who over one hundred 
years ago clearly recognized the importance of a planetary perspective 
in solving terrestrial geological problems.

The award consists of an engraved plaque and an appropriate 
certificate, as well as a session at the GSA Connects meeting honoring 
the recipient.

Please see the PGD website for more information:

https://community.geosociety.org/pgd/awards/gilbert


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SETI INSTITUTE BARUCH S. BLUMBERG FELLOWSHIP AND THE WILLIAM J. WELCH 
FELLOWSHIP

These prestigious fellowships will focus on innovation in astrobiology 
and exploration and engineering the future of cosmic exploration.

For more information, go to:

https://www.seti.org/postdoctoral-fellowships-seti-institute


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MISASA INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2024 (OKAYAMA 
UNIVERSITY JAPAN)

The Institute for Planetary Material, Okayama University is opening 
the annual Misasa International Student Internship Program (MISIP) for 
advanced undergraduate (3rd to 4th year) and graduate students 
majoring in earth sciences, physics, chemistry, materials sciences, or 
related fields. Students (who have a strong interest in a career 
pursuing scientific research) from either within or outside Japan, 
regardless of nationality, are eligible to apply.

Travel and daily living expenses will be covered, and accommodation in 
the Misasa Guesthouse will be provided.

Total number of Participants: 8-10

Internship dates: July 2 (Tuesday) to August 8 (Thursday), 2024

Last Date of Application: March 24, 2024 (23:59 JST)

Details can be found in this link:

https://www.misasa.okayama-u.ac.jp/MISIP/

For More details contact: Dr. Tak Kunihiro (misip@adm.okayama-u.ac.jp)


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PHD OPPORTUNITIES IN INTERDISCIPLINARY SPACE SCIENCES AND PLANETARY 
RESEARCH

The Young Researcher Program YRP@Graz welcomes applications for PhD 
positions. YRP@Graz is jointly supported by the Space Research 
Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Graz University of 
Technology, and the University of Graz.

The application process has two stages with which we aim to decrease 
selection biases: The first stage of the application process is 
anonymised (submission deadline: April 30), the second stage is an 
interview.

We seek excellent candidates with a strong background in natural 
sciences. Successful candidates must hold a Master's degree in 
(astro)physics, geoscience, computational chemistry, or equivalent at 
the latest by the starting date of the position but preferably at the 
time of application. Previous experience on aspects of astrophysics, 
machine learning and related fields, and a track record of teamwork 
will be beneficial for the selection, as will experience in 
computational coding.

The three offered projects are:
- Machine learning supported exoplanet cloud modelling
- Solar eruptions and their global magnetic environment
- Magnetic helicity in solar eruptions and related interplanetary 
  disturbances

Details about the offered projects and the application process can be 
found here:

http://tinyurl.com/yc8jkuzu

We are looking forward hearing from you!

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UPCOMING PLANETARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

The next meeting of the Planetary Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting 
will be March 4-5, 2024. This meeting is open to the public. The 
dial-in information and agenda will be posted by early next week at:

http://tinyurl.com/34ksur5z


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TERRESTRIAL ANALOGUES FOR SOLAR SYSTEM STUDIES WORKSHOP: MILOS, GREECE

A few deadlines are coming up for our Terrestrial Analogues workshop! 
Please read below:

- Registration deadline: March 1, 2024
- Financial support application deadline: March 1, 2024
- Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2024

We are delighted to host a 4-day workshop dedicated to terrestrial 
analogues for extraterrestrial studies in the Greek volcanic island of 
Milos. 

Terrestrial Analogues for Solar System Studies
June 3-6, 2024
Milos Conference Center

https://sites.google.com/view/milosanaloguesworkshop/home

Our workshop aims to bring together planetary scientists from all over 
the world including students and early career scientists in a location 
of great relevance for planetary geologic topics - the island of Milos 
in Greece. This region has experienced young volcanism and tectonism 
(Mars, Venus, Pluto), has undergone atmospheric shaping of volcanic 
deposits, and carving into yardangs (Mars, Titan, Venus, Pluto), and 
has current hydrothermal and fumarolic activity (Venus, Io, 
exoplanets). The workshop will offer a combination of lectures, 
scientific discussions and field trips, with a central focus around 
the field.

There is no registration fee and financial support will be offered to 
10 students/early career scientists:

http://tinyurl.com/5yap8kt4

Organizer: Hellenic Space Center
Sponsors: EGU, Europlanet Society


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PLANETARY MEETING CALENDAR ADDITIONS

Note: Many face-to-face meetings going forward will have online
components. Check their websites for details.

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

May 13-15, 2024
Extraterrestrial Materials Analysis Group (ExMAG) Meeting  
https://www.lpi.usra.edu/exmag/meetings/exmagmay2024
Houston, TX

June 12-13, 2024
Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) Meeting
https://www.lpi.usra.edu/opag/meetings/jun2024
Ithaca, NY

July 1-5, 2024
European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting
https://eas.unige.ch/EAS_meeting
Padova, Italy

July 8-12, 2024
Conference on Magnetospheres of the Outer Planets
https://mop2024.umn.edu
Minneapolis, MN

[Editor Note: If there is a planetary-related meeting, conference or
workshop that you think your colleagues should be aware of, please
send the date, title, URL and location to pen_editor@psi.edu.]


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PLANETARY SCIENCE JOURNAL - NEW PAPERS

Direct Links to Open Access Papers

Editor, Faith Vilas
https://psj.aas.org

Electrostatic Dust Analyzer for Dust Transport Measurements on the 
Lunar Surface
X. Wang et al. 2024 PSJ 5:41
https://doi.org/10.3847/PSJ/ad1ffe

Hunting for Hydrated Minerals on Trans-Neptunian Objects
Tom Seccull et al. 2024 PSJ 5:42
https://doi.org/10.3847/PSJ/ad16dd

Lucy Observations of the DART Impact Event
H. A. Weaver et al. 2024 PSJ 5:43
https://doi.org/10.3847/PSJ/ad1ee5

Surface Heterogeneity, Physical, and Shape Model of Near-Earth 
Asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2
Maxime Devogele et al. 2024 PSJ 5:44
https://doi.org/10.3847/PSJ/ad1f70

Leveraging the Gravity Field Spectrum for Icy Satellite Interior 
Structure Determination: The Case of Europa with the Europa Clipper 
Mission
G. Cascioli et al. 2024 PSJ 5:45
https://doi.org/10.3847/PSJ/ad1933

Sensitivity Testing of Stereophotoclinometry for the OSIRIS-REx 
Mission. I. The Accuracy and Errors of Digital Terrain Modeling
Eric E. Palmer et al. 2024 PSJ 5:46
https://doi.org/10.3847/PSJ/ad1c63

Sensitivity Testing of Stereophotoclinometry for the OSIRIS-REx 
Mission. II. Effective Observation Geometry for Digital Terrain 
Modeling
Eric E. Palmer et al. 2024 PSJ 5:47
https://doi.org/10.3847/PSJ/ad17c4


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