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Volume 18, Number 24
June 9, 2024

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

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1. Submit Your Abstract to GSA Connects 2024
2. OpenPlanetary Virtual Lunch Talk on the Multi-Mission Geographic 
   Information System (MMGIS)
3. New Horizons Science Spotlight Webinar
4. 2024 Lunar Surface Science Workshop
5. 2024 Texas Area Planetary Science Meeting
6. Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement Workshop in Boulder
7. Black Space Week
8. 14th Annual oSTEM Conference
9. [NASA] ROSES-24 Amendment 20: F.20 MOSAICS Seed Funding (Formerly 
   SMD Bridge Program) Seed Funding Final Text
10. Call for Applications: Search for Life Science Analysis Group 
    (SFL-SAG)
11. Solar System Physics Master's Degree Programme at TU Braunschweig
12. PhD Position in Space Science at University of Bern
13. Postdoctoral Research Associate in Planetary Science at Royal 
    Holloway, University of London
14. Planetary Meeting Calendar Additions
15. Planetary Science Journal - New Papers

Commercial Announcements:

C1. Earth and Space Experience Webinar

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SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT TO GSA CONNECTS 2024

The annual Geological Society of America Connects meeting will be held 
September 22-25 in Anaheim, California.

The meeting is a great opportunity to meet with fellow planetary 
geologists and to develop collaborations with researchers from other 
geoscience disciplines.

Planetary-related sessions include (but are not limited to):
- T102. Alkaline Lakes on Earth and Beyond
- T131. Petrology and Volcanology of Earth and Other Planets
- T134. Best Practices and Exciting Discoveries in Identifying, 
        Mapping, and Analyzing Planetary Landforms and Terrestrial 
        Analogues
- T135. Big Science from Small Worlds
- T136. Impact Cratering: A Dominant Process in the Solar System
- T137. Sulfates on Earth, Mars, and Beyond
- T138. The G.K. Gilbert Award Session: Planetary Samples. A Valuable 
        Link Between Apollo and Future Generations of Solar System 
        Explorers
- T139. Planetary Exploration and Education
- T142. Shake and Bake: Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Solar System
- T144. Friends of Hoth, Episode VIII: The Last Moons
- T145. Geomorphology and Landscape Evolution of Mars
- T162. Innovative Ideas in Tectonics of Earth and Other Planetary 
        Bodies: In Memory of An Yin

Submit your abstract by June 18:

https://community.geosociety.org/gsa2024/program/technical


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OPENPLANETARY VIRTUAL LUNCH TALK ON THE MULTI-MISSION GEOGRAPHIC 
INFORMATION SYSTEM (MMGIS)

Speaker: Fred Calef (NASA/JPL- Caltech)
Title: MMGIS in Geospatial Mission Operations: Mars, Earth, and soon 
the Moon
Date: June 13, 2024 12:00 EDT

Abstract: Nearly all missions require spatial awareness and an 
ability to combine results from multiple datasets and data sources in 
their proper geospatial context. The NASA Advanced Multi-Mission 
Operations System (AMMOS) developed the Multi-Mission Geographic 
Information System (MMGIS) as a Free and Open-Source Software for 
Geospatial (FOSS4G), web-based, application for science operations as 
part of a mission's planetary spatial data infrastructure. MMGIS 
provides spatial display and query capability utilizing open source 
vector (GeoJSON) and raster (GeoTIFF, TMS tiles) formats in 2D, 3D, 
and in situ views. Initially deployed for Mars rover surface 
operations (MSL, InSight, Mars2020), the software has been improved 
for Earth (e.g. EMIT) and Moon (i.e. Lunar VIPER) missions. We'll 
discuss the latest tools and unique ways in which we use open formats 
for geospatial science operations on a variety of missions.

https://tinyurl.com/2s3fnt28

Meeting ID: 946 7992 1021
Passcode: 840556

Invite your colleagues! Find more information and subscribe to our 
newsletter from the OP Virtual Lunches web page:

https://www.openplanetary.org/vlunch

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NEW HORIZONS SCIENCE SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR
 
Join us June 27, 2:30-3pm EST (11:30-12 PST, 12:30-1 MST, 1:30-2 CST)
 
New Horizons continues its operation, now at 58.8au from the Sun. 
Since 2015 it has made ground-breaking discoveries of the Pluto-Charon 
system, flown past the small contact KBO binary Arrokoth and collected 
phase and light curve data for some three dozen additional KBOs and 
the ice giants. It has also been sampling dust density throughout the 
Solar System and studying the cosmic optical background. To raise 
awareness of New Horizon's scientific impact we are beginning a new 
spotlight seminar series (30 min, fourth week each month) which we 
invite you to attend online, or watch recorded at your convenience. 
 
Our speaker will be Alex Doner from the University of Colorado. His 
talk is entitled:

"New Horizons Venetia Burney Student Dust Counter Observes Higher 
than Expected Fluxes Approaching 60 AU"

Speaker: 
 
Connection Link:

https://zoom.us/j/97317697636?pwd=MTAzMjJmNThTeFppR3JoYzlkUXVCQT09
 
Meeting ID: 973 1769 7636
Passcode: 802327
 
Calendar for future seminars:

https://tinyurl.com/2bpuuz3d

Recordings are archived and posted at:

https://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/index.php#Spotlight-Presentations
 
For questions, contact New Horizons Co-I Susan Benecchi, susank@psi.edu


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2024 LUNAR SURFACE SCIENCE WORKSHOP

Lunar Surface Science Workshop 24: Science Drivers and Capabilities 
for Lunar Surface Habitat Research Facilities
August 20, 2024
Virtual
#lunarsurface

The overall goal of this virtual workshop is to bring together 
scientific and technical professionals to suggest and discuss lunar 
science priority activities related to physical sciences, space 
biology, human biomedical sciences, fundamental physics, astrobiology, 
astrophysics, and heliophysics. This virtual workshop is intended for 
researchers at any level (student to senior professional), including 
academia, Research and Development industry, and government. The 
workshop will include presentations from key stakeholders, posters, 
and breakout discussions to capture community input. The workshop aims 
to advance NASA's understanding of the research community's 
perspective on scientific drivers and associated capabilities for 
lunar surface habitat research facilities that enable and support 
scientific and commercial enterprises.

Abstract deadline: June 21, 2024, 5:00 p.m. CDT

Submitted abstracts should address one or more of the topic areas 
listed below:

-Physical Sciences
-Space Biology
-Human Biomedical Sciences
-Fundamental Physics
-Astrobiology
-Astrophysics
-Heliophysics

Registration is free but required. Registered attendees will receive 
an email from Houston Meeting Info with virtual connection 
information. Register by August 
20.

Visit the website to submit abstracts and register: 

https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lunarsurface2020/

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2024 TEXAS AREA PLANETARY SCIENCE MEETING

The 2nd Texas Area Planetary Science (TAPS) Meeting will take place on 
August 15-16, 2024, at the downtown UT San Antonio (UTSA) campus in 
San Antonio (UTSA San Pedro I, 506 Dolorosa St, San Antonio). The TAPS 
meeting aims to strengthen interactions within the Texas 
planetary-exoplanet science and astrobiology community and foster 
collaborations & partnerships between institutions & researchers. We 
encourage researchers, faculty, postdocs, and students interested in 
planetary science and astrobiology/exoplanet research to join us for 
this 1.5-day event. 

The meeting website has been updated:

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

You can submit your abstract (this year, we are soliciting oral or 
poster presentations), apply for a travel grant, and register on the 
website under the tab TAPS002-2024. We are pleased to offer travel 
grants for attendees at all career stages, supported by the 
Heising-Simons Foundation.

Here are the deadlines to keep in mind:
July 8: Abstract Submission Deadline
July 9: Travel Grant Application Deadline
July 15: Registration Deadline

Please contact Xinting Yu (xinting.yu@utsa.edu) or 
tapsmeeting@gmail.com for any questions.


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CULTURALLY INCLUSIVE PLANETARY ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP IN BOULDER

Planetary scientists and astrobiologists within the United States are 
invited to apply to attend the Culturally Inclusive Planetary 
Engagement professional development workshop and public engagement 
event August 20-22, 2024, in Boulder, CO, in partnership with the 
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) and Boys & Girls 
Clubs of Denver Metro. During the three-day workshop, participants 
engage with local informal educators to discuss and model effective 
strategies for engaging Black and Latinx communities in planetary 
science, and conduct hands-on activities during a co-designed public 
engagement event.

More information about the workshop and links to the application form 
are available at:

https://www.lpi.usra.edu/planetary-reach/workshops/

Spaces are limited. Stipends (including travel stipends) are available 
for those participants who are able to accept them. Application 
deadline: June 18, 2024.


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BLACK SPACE WEEK
 
Black Space Week is June 16-22. Black in Astro is hosting and 
facilitating events. Find out more here:

https://www.blackinastro.com/black-space-week-2024

There will be an in-person event on Monday, June 17 from 11:30 - 3pm 
at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in 
Washington, D.C.

Details and registration here:

https://tinyurl.com/29d76atn


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14TH ANNUAL OSTEM CONFERENCE

Happy Pride! Pride promotes the dignity, equity, and visibility of 
members of the LGBTQ+ community.
 
The 14th Annual oSTEM Conference is happening October 17-20 in 
Portland, OR for the LGBTQ+ STEM community. Registration is now open. 
Find out more here:

https://conference.ostem.org/
 
The white paper "Nonbinary systems: Looking towards the future of 
gender equity in planetary science" by Strauss et al. discusses the 
issues gender diverse people face and solutions that help us all:

https://arxiv.org/pdf/2009.08247

Call to Action: the NSPIRES system only allows the selection of binary 
gender options. Please bring attention to this topic in your 
respective AG meetings.


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[NASA] ROSES-24 AMENDMENT 20: F.20 MOSAICS SEED FUNDING (FORMERLY SMD 
BRIDGE PROGRAM) SEED FUNDING FINAL TEXT

F.20 Mentorship and Opportunities in STEM with Academic Institutions 
for Community Success (MOSAICS) Seed Funding - formerly known as the 
SMD Bridge Program Seed Funding - is an initiative to support 
partnerships between faculty and students at under-resourced 
institutions (URIs) to carry out NASA-relevant research. It is 
expected that proposals will be from U.S. non-R1 institutions. More 
than 50% of the funding must be for the URI(s) and proposals must 
include at least one NASA partner team member located at a NASA Center 
and/or facility.

NOIs are not requested, and proposals may be submitted at any time, 
but those submitted by September 30, 2024, will be reviewed in Winter 
2025, with anticipated award date in March 2025. Proposals submitted 
by March 28, 2025, will be reviewed in Summer 2025, with anticipated 
award date in late August 2025.

SMD expects to host Webinars and Office Hours to support proposers and 
awardees. Information will be made available under "Other Documents" 
on the NSPIRES page for this program element and the SMD Bridge 
Website:

https://science.nasa.gov/smd-bridge-program

Questions should be directed to Patricia (Padi) Boyd at 
hq-smd-bridge@mail.nasa.gov.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SEARCH FOR LIFE SCIENCE ANALYSIS GROUP (SFL-SAG)

The Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) and the NASA 
Astrobiology program have chartered the Search for Life Science 
Analysis Group (SFL-SAG). The purpose of the SFL-SAG is to refine the 
recommendation for a "Search for Life" mission in the 2023-2032 
Planetary Science Decadal Survey by narrowing down the type of 
environment to which the SFL mission will be delivered and identifying 
the specific science and technology needs for a mission to that 
location. The SFL-SAG charter can be found here:

https://www.lpi.usra.edu/mepag/sag/sfl-sag/SFL-SAG_Charter.pdf

To maximize the value of the SAG's final report, the chartering 
organizations are seeking representation across a broad range of 
scientific and technical fields, including, but not limited to:
- Astrobiology and origin of life 
- Geology (geochemistry, geobiology)
- Biology (biochemistry, microbiology)
- Chemistry (organic chemistry, prebiotic chemistry)
- Climate and atmospheric science
- Planetary protection
- Technology (robotics, landed and mobility systems, instrumentation, 
mission architecture and operations)

The anticipated period of SAG activities will be July 2024-March 2025. 
Applicants should anticipate a regular meeting cadence during this 
period.

Submit applications by 5pm PDT on June 26, 2024:

https://forms.gle/pYLUyyDMLijPxMTd7

Please direct questions to Jonathan Bapst (jonathan.bapst@jpl.nasa.gov)

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SOLAR SYSTEM PHYSICS MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME AT TU BRAUNSCHWEIG

The TU Braunschweig (Germany) has launched an English-language 
master's degree programme in the Physics of the Solar System. Students 
will acquire the necessary qualifications for studying the Solar 
System, participating in space missions, and conducting scientific 
analysis of the collected data. Graduates will have access to 
challenging career opportunities in the aerospace industry, space 
management, and research institutions.

The standard duration of the programme will be 4 semesters. Starting 
is possible in both the winter and the summer term.

The application deadline for the 2024/25 winter term is on July 15, 
2024.

There will be no tuition fees.

More information is available here:

https://tinyurl.com/46tet9u3


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PHD POSITION IN SPACE SCIENCE AT UNIVERSITY OF BERN

The University of Bern's Space Research and Planetology Division seeks 
a motivated PhD student to join its Space Science Group. Our group 
specializes in studying the composition of tenuous gases near Solar 
System objects using time-of-flight mass spectrometers. Notably, we 
developed and built the mass spectrometer for ESA's JUICE mission and 
are responsible for the preparation and analysis of the measurements 
it will conduct once the mission arrives in the Jupiter system in July 
2031. This PhD project will focus on modeling Europa's plumes to 
quantify the chemical changes in their gas phases between synthesis 
and measurement. The successful candidate will work with existing 
Monte Carlo models and newly acquired DSMC models. This research will 
be an integral part of the science preparation for the measurements 
conducted by the mass spectrometers on the JUICE and the Europa 
Clipper missions. Position details: flexible start date, not before 
September 2024, at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Submit a 
single PDF with a cover letter, CV, publication list (if applicable), 
and three references by July 31 2024 to Dr. Audrey Vorburger at 
audrey.vorburger@unibe.ch. For more information, visit:

https://tinyurl.com/2b7w7v3a

and

https://www.space.unibe.ch


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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE IN PLANETARY SCIENCE AT ROYAL HOLLOWAY, 
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

Department of Earth Science

Location: Egham
Salary: 39,233 to 46,397 pound per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 30 June 2024
Reference: 0624-188
Full time, Fixed Term (Until March 2027)

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research 
Associate in Planetary Science. The postholder will join the UKRI 
STFC-supported project "Understanding the origin and diversity of 
water-soluble carboxylic acids in pristine meteorites," led by Dr. 
Queenie Chan, which aims to understand the formational pathways of 
life essential water-soluble organic compounds in meteorites. This is 
a new STFC Solar Studies and Planetary Studies award in collaboration 
with Imperial College London (PI: Dr. Queenie Chan, co-I: Prof. Mark 
Sephton). The successful applicant will lead on characterising the 
structural diversity of the biologically relevant, water-soluble 
carboxylic acids, and establishing their synthetic origin, formation 
mechanisms, and role in the origin of life on Earth. 

Extended job description and application procedure can be found at:

https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=0624-188


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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

August 20, 2024
Lunar Surface Science Workshop 24: Science Drivers and Capabilities 
for Lunar Surface Habitat Research Facilities
https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lunarsurface2020/
Virtual

August 20-22, 2024
Culturally Inclusive Planetary Engagement Workshop
https://www.lpi.usra.edu/planetary-reach/workshops/
Boulder, CO

[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

Lunar North Polar Cold Traps Based on Diurnally and Seasonally Varying
Temperatures
Norbert Schorghofer et al. 2024 PSJ 5:126
https://doi.org/10.3847/PSJ/ad49a8

Long-term Monitoring of Didymos with the LCOGT Network and MRO after
the DART Impact
Tim Lister et al. 2024 PSJ 5:127
https://doi.org/10.3847/PSJ/ad4345

Impact Disruption of Bjurbole Porous Chondritic Projectile
Tomas Kohout et al. 2024 PSJ 5:128
https://doi.org/10.3847/PSJ/ad4266

A Spectral Method to Compute the Tides of Laterally Heterogeneous
Bodies
Marc Rovira-Navarro et al. 2024 PSJ 5:129
https://doi.org/10.3847/PSJ/ad381f

Effects of the 2007 Martian Global Dust Storm on Boundary Positions in
the Induced Magnetosphere
Catherine E. Regan et al. 2024 PSJ 5:130
https://doi.org/10.3847/PSJ/ad4116

The Population of Small Near-Earth Objects: Composition, Source
Regions, and Rotational Properties
Juan A. Sanchez et al. 2024 PSJ 5:131
https://doi.org/10.3847/PSJ/ad445f


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