1) Last Call : Semaine de l'Astrophysique Française - SF2A - Nice - 14 au 17 mai 2019

La date limite de soumission des abstracts est le 28 avril 2019: http://2019.sf2a.eu/
Les ateliers pour la communauté PNP:

Exploration de Ryugu et Bennu par Hayabusa2 (JAXA) et OSIRIS-REx (NASA)
Demain l’ELT ! Quelle science avec ses 1ers instruments ?
Gaia: astrométrie, photométrie et alertes pour l'étude du système solaire
Le nouvel outil d'observation MATISSE
Physique des plasmas au sein de l'héliosphère
Spécificité et généricité de notre Système Solaire dans un contexte astrobiologique (SFE)
Collaborations Amateurs Professionnels


2) ESA CHEOPS Guest Observers Programme

Dear Colleagues,

The first announcement of opportunity (AO-1) for participation in the ESA CHEOPS Guest Observers Programme has been published.

CHEOPS  (Characterising Exoplanet Satellite)  is an s-(small) class ESA mission implemented in partnership with Switzerland, with important contributions from 10 other ESA member states.  It is the first mission dedicated to the search for exoplanetary transits by means of ultrahigh precision photometry on bright stars already known to host planets. The mission will be launched from Kourou in the timeframe of 15 October to 14 November 2019.  

The announcement solicits proposals for observations to be carried out in the CHEOPS Guest Observers Programme in the period of February 2020 to January 2021.

Full details, including the letter of invitation from the ESA Director of Science Prof. Günther Hasinger, can be found at the link below:

https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/cheops-guest-observers-programme/ao-1

The deadline for submission is 14:00 hrs (CEST) on 16 May 2019

For informations,  please contact  Kate Isaak,  CHEOPS project scientist, Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

 

3) Ecole supérieure franco-mexicaine sur l'origine et l'évolution de la vie --- Paris --- 1er au 6 juillet 2019

Le Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN) et l’Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), en partenariat avec Sorbonne Université, ouvrent une Ecole supérieure franco-mexicaine sur l'origine et l'évolution de la vie (French-Mexican Advanced School on the Origin and Evolution of Life, FMASOEL). Ce projet s’inscrit dans la continuité d’une longue collaboration entre chercheurs français et mexicains sur ce thème.

Cette Ecole a déjà fait l’objet d’une communication lors d’un colloque international sur les origines de la vie qui s’est tenu à l’Auditorium de la Grande Galerie de l’Evolution du MNHN le 3 décembre 2018.

Déroulement de l’Ecole FMASOEL

L’Ecole d’été se tiendra chaque année alternativement en France au Muséum, et au Mexique à l’UNAM. Elle proposera une semaine d’enseignements en anglais dispensés par des spécialistes internationaux de cette thématique.
La première édition se déroulera du 1er au 6 Juillet 2019 à Paris.
Quatre thématiques seront abordées au cours des enseignements dispensés en Juillet 2019 :
Chimie organique extraterrestre : astrophysiciens, planétologues et géologues présenteront les résultats les plus récents dans leur domaine.
Chimie prébiotique : chimistes et biochimistes présenteront leurs travaux expérimentaux et théoriques.
Monde ARN : biochimistes et biologistes moléculaires exposeront le fascinant monde des ARN ancien et moderne, de la simple molécule aux plus petites particules subvirales, « fossiles moléculaires » possibles, et jusqu’aux petits virus à ARN.
L’évolution biologique primitive : cette thématique sera abordée par des géo-biologistes et des biologistes sur des aspects rarement présentés dans les cursus académiques classiques.

Cette Ecole d’été est dirigée par un Comité Scientifique franco mexicain constitué de :
Pour la France : Marie-Christine Maurel, UMR ISYEB-MNHN (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) et Marco Saitta UMR IMPMC-Sorbonne Université (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.),
Pour le Mexique : Antonio Lazcano et Arturo Beccera, Facultad de Ciencias/UNAM

Les étudiants inscrits à l’Ecole d’été de Juillet 2019 participeront aussi à 3 demi-journées d’un workshop international CECAM (Centre Européen du Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire) qui se tiendra sur le Campus Pierre et Marie Curie à Sorbonne Université.
L’Ecole d’été est ouverte aux doctorants et étudiants en Master français et mexicains, mais aussi d’autres pays et aux chercheurs. Le recrutement se fera sur dossier après appel à candidature (lancement prévu au printemps 2019). En termes de validation des enseignements, il a été demandé que cette école soit intégrée comme module dans l’ED 227 afin que les doctorants qui y participent puissent acquérir des crédits. D’autres ED pourront faire de même.

Cette Ecole constituera non seulement un forum pour la présentation des recherches en cours dans cette discipline, mais encouragera aussi la mise en place de cotutelles de thèses. .



4) EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 ---  Genève --- 15-20 septembre 2019

    Date limite pour la soumission des abstracts, le 8 mai: https://administrator.copernicus.org/authentication.php

 
   a) MIT4: PLANETARY EXPLORATION - HORIZON 2061

Abstracts are welcome to the EPSC-DPS 2019 session MIT4 on
the foresight exercise Horizon 2061 for planetary exploration.
The principal motivations are to inspire international collaborations
to better meet technology and mission challenges and increase
the overall science return of planetary exploration.

This EPSC session devoted to "Planetary Exploration,
Horizon 2061" will present the conclusions reached during the
previous workshops to the participants to the EPSC-DPS conference,
invite additional contributions, and stimulate future long-term
forward-looking activities related to the sciences and technologies
of Planetary Exploration.

We invite abstracts for oral and poster contributions from all areas
of planetary exploration.

For more information:

https://www.epsc-dps2019.eu/home.html

https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EPSC-DPS2019/abstractsubmission/34100

Abstract submission deadline : May 8, 2019, 13:00 CEST

Early registration deadline : July 31, 2019

Conveners: J. Lasue, Maria Teresa Capria, Doris Daou, Louise Prockter


5) IVOA Interop "Northern Spring" 2019 -- Observatoire de Paris --  13 au 17 mai 2019.

Bonjour à tous,

Pour ceux qui seraient passés à côté de l'annonce, nous vous informons que la conférence IVOA Interop "Northern Spring" 2019 aura lieu à Paris (Observatoire de Paris, site de Paris), du 13 au 17 mai 2019.

Les conférences "IVOA Interop" rassemblent deux fois par an les acteurs de l'Observatoire Virtuel du monde entier, avec des sessions organisées autour des groupes de travail (working groups) et groupes d'intérêt (interest groups) de l'IVOA. Pour la liste complète, voir ici: https://wiki.ivoa.net/twiki/bin/view/IVOA

Le programme préliminaire sera bientôt disponible. Si vous voulez contribuer avec une présentation de vos projets n'hésitez pas nous contacter  à l'adresse: Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.  

Si vous voulez participer, inscrivez-vous ici: https://indico.obspm.fr/e/ivoa2019

Pour le LOC
Baptiste Cecconi

 


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6) The 4th International Conference on Lunar and Deep Space Exploration (LDSE) --- 22-24 July, 2019 --- Zhuhai, China

Conference website: http://ldse2019.csp.escience.cn

In order to promote the extensive exchanges amongst the institutions, scientists and technical experts in the field of lunar and deep space exploration, show the latest research results, develop new ideas for scientific research, and establish network amongst the worldwide planetary sciences community, the 4th International Conference on Lunar and Deep Space Exploration (LDSE) sponsored by China National Space Administration (CNSA) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) will be held from July 22-24, 2019 in Zhuhai, China. 1.

Main themes of the conference:
the frontiers of lunar science and planetary sciences
the technology of lunar and deep space exploration, and the new technology of payloads;
the scientific vision of lunar and deep space exploration in future.
Organizers
Lunar Exploration and Space Engineering Center, China National Space Administration
General Office of Lunar and Deep Space Exploration, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Conference Time
July 21, 2019 (10:00AM-08:00PM): Registration
July 22-24, 2019: Conference
 The conference venue will be at Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Center, Zhuhai, China.
Address: 1663 Yinwan Road, Xiangzhou District, Zhuhai, China
Tel.: +86-(0)756-8333888, +86-(0)756-6886666

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7) Atelier " Impacts sociétaux des recherches de vie extraterrestre et des travaux sur l'origine de la vie"  --- 5-6 Juin 2019 --- Grenoble

Un atelier de deux jours est organisé à Grenoble (dans le cadre de la Science Week organisée par l'IDEX grenoblois) sur les impacts sociétaux des recherches de vie extraterrestre et des travaux sur l'origine de la vie.

La compréhension de l’émergence de la vie sur Terre et la recherche de vie ailleurs sont parmi les principaux défis de la science moderne. Ce domaine qui pendant des siècles a été l'apanage des philosophes est maintenant devenu un champ de recherches scientifiques actif et et aura un impact sociétal et philosophique essentiel. Durant ce workshop nous voulons croiser les regards sur ces impacts en réunissant scientifique du domaine, sociologue, philosophes, spécialistes des médias, journalistes, responsables de centre de culture scientifiques, auteurs d'oeuvre de fictions, etc... . La question pouvant se résumer à "Comment la compréhension de nos origines les plus anciennes, comment l'éventuel découverte d'une vie extraterrestre influence nos pensées".

Le programme peut être trouvé ici (cette page web sera mise à jour régulièrement, avec les dernières informations sur les intervenants):

https://edu.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/research-and-innovation/science-week/societal-impacts-of-research-on-extraterrestrial-life-and-studies-on-the-origin-of-life-785561.htm?RH=1550237818168

L'inscription est obligatoire et doit être effectuée sur la page ci-dessus avant le 22 mai.

 

 

1) Voyage 2050 ---- Long-term planning of the ESA Science Programme

The next planning cycle in ESA's Science Programme, Voyage 2050, is now underway. Ideas are solicited from the scientific community for the science themes that should be covered during the Voyage 2050 planning cycle, which covers the time period 2035-2050. Deadline for receipt of White Papers: 5 August 2019, 12:00 (noon) CEST.

 a) Membership of Topical Teams

     Scientists working in ESA Member States and with an interest in any topic in space science and in the
     relevant technologies are welcome to apply for membership of the Topical Teams. Space
     science is defined here in a broad sense, including the observation of the Universe, planetary
     science, solar science, study of the space environment, and scientific experiments that can
     carried out from a spacecraft.

    The Topical Teams will be appointed by the Director of Science after the evaluation and recommendations
    of the Senior Committee. It is intended to have a mix of experience represented in each Topical Team
     and early career scientists are specifically encouraged to apply.

    Full details, including information about Voyage 2050, the tasks of the Topical Team members, and
     information needed by applicants, can be found in the Call for Membership of Topical Teams document.

  b) White Papers

     By means of the present Call for White Papers, the Agency is soliciting ideas from the scientific
     community for the science themes that should be covered during the Voyage 2050 planning cycle.

     White Papers are not proposals for specific missions; they should rather argue why a specific scientific
     theme should have priority in the Voyage 2050 planning cycle. At the same time, and to ensure realism
     in the resulting Programme, applicants should briefly illustrate possible mission profiles.

     Any scientist or science team can submit a White Paper, with no limitation in terms of residence or
     nationality. All White Papers must be submitted in English. White Paper lead scientists cannot be members
     of the Topical Teams.

     Full details, including information about Voyage 2050, the requirements for White Papers, and the role these
     will play in formulating the future Science Programme, can be found in the Call for White Papers document.

    https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/voyage-2050



2) TRAPPIST-1 | 11-14 June 2019 | Liège, Belgium

Dear colleague,

I'm happy to announce you that on June 11-14 will take place at Liege, Belgium, a multidisciplinary conference totally dedicated to the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system. It aims to cover all aspects of the study of TRAPPIST-1, notably:
* The host star TRAPPIST-1 (and other ultracool dwarf stars): structure, evolution, activity, etc.
* Formation, migration, and dynamics of the planets of TRAPPIST-1 (and around other ultracool dwarf stars)
* Exploring ultracool dwarfs (including brown dwarfs) for more TRAPPIST-1-like systems.
* The structure of TRAPPIST-1 planets: observations vs models, evolution, etc.
* The atmospheric properties of TRAPPIST-1 planets: models, evolution (erosion, outgassing, impacts, pre-main-sequence phase, etc.),
* Atmospheric characterization of the planets with JWST and other upcoming facilities, the prospects for liquid water, possible biosignatures and their detectability, etc.
* The possibility of life on TRAPPIST-1 planets: prebiotic chemistry and photosynthesis around ultracool dwarfs, the impact of high-energy radiation and cosmics, tidal locking, lessons from the solar system, etc.

Contributions from all horizons are welcome: stellar physics, exoplanetology, solar system planetology, observational and theoretical astrophysics, astrobiology, etc. The conference will be divided in different sessions, each composed of an invited review talk, several contributed talks, and short poster presentations.

The discovery of TRAPPIST-1 planets triggered the imagination of many artists that integrated them in their works (novels, music, poems, etc). This is why the conference will also include a special session on Thursday 13th called “TRAPPIST-1: between science and fiction”, during which some artists, writers, game developers, etc will present their works related to TRAPPIST-1 to the participating scientists, enabling the two communities to discuss their visions of a fascinating planetary system.

Registrations are opened up to May 15. The deadline for contributed talk propositions is Apr 1st (not a joke).

For more info, please visit the conference website: https://events.uliege.be/trappist-1

Don't hesitate to advertise the conference to any possibly interested colleague, and to display the conference poster on the walls of your institute!

Best wishes,
Michael


3) Call for 9th Paolo Farinella Prize
The call for the Farinella Prize 2019 has been announced. The ninth Paolo Farinella Prize will be awarded to a young scientist with outstanding contributions in the field of planetary science concerning “The Trans-Neptunian Population”. The prize is supported by the University of Pisa and by IAPS-INAF (Rome). The award ceremony will be hosted by the  European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) – Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) Joint Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland (15-20 September 2019).

For the 9th“Paolo Farinella” Prize the terms and rules are as follows:

A competition is announced to award the “Paolo Farinella” Prize for the year 2019. The prize consists of a plate, a certificate and the amount of 1500 €. The winner is expected to give a Prize lecture at the EPSC/DPS awards special session.
The winner will be selected on the basis of his/her overall research results in the field of “The Trans-Neptunian Population“.
Nominations must be sent by email not later than April 15 to the following addresses: 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. Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser., using the downloadable form.
The nominations for the “Paolo Farinella” Prize can be made by any researcher that works in the field of planetary sciences following the indications in the attached form. Selfnominationsareacceptable. The candidates should have international and interdisciplinary collaborations and should be not older than 47 years, the age of Paolo when he passed away, at the date of April 15, 2019.
The winner of the prize will be selected before May 20 by the “Paolo Farinella” Prize Committee composed of outstanding scientists in planetary sciences, with specific experience in the field.
The Prize Committee will consider all the nominations, but will be entitled to autonomously consider other candidates.


4) EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 ---  Genève --- 15-20 septembre 2019

    Date limite pour la soumission des abstracts, le 8 mai: https://administrator.copernicus.org/authentication.php

     a) OPS1 - Ice Giant Systems
        Conveners: D. H. Atkinson
        This session welcomes abstracts addressing all aspects of ice-giants systems including the internal structure of the ice giants, the composition, structure, and processes of and within ice-giant atmospheres, ice-giant magnetospheres, satellites, and rings, and the relationship to exoplanetary systems. The session will comprise a combination of solicited and contributed oral and poster presentations on new and continuing studies of the ice-giant systems and the connection of the ice giants to our current understanding of exoplanetary system

We welcome papers that
Address the current understanding of ice-giant systems, including atmospheres, interiors, magnetospheres, rings, and satellites including Triton;
Advance our understanding of the ice-giant systems in preparation for future exploration, both remote sensing and in situ;
Discuss what the ice giants can tell us about solar system formation and evolution leading to a better understanding of the current structure of the solar system and its habitable zone
Address outstanding science questions requiring future investigations including from spacecraft, remote sensing, theoretical, and laboratory work necessary to improve our knowledge of the ice giants and their relationship to the gas giants and the solar system;
Present concepts for missions, instruments, and investigations to make appropriate and useful measurements.

b) OPS2 --- Saturn system and the Cassini-Huygens mission
Convener: Athena Coustenis
Results related to the Saturnian system from ground-based and Cassini-Huygens mission observations are welcome. All aspects of the system (planet, satellites and rings) will be presented with emphasis on recent results.


   c)  MIT6 -- Interstellar Probe: science, mission designs, opportunities and challenges
        Convener: Michel Blanc
An Interstellar Probe mission would be the first dedicated mission to venture into the unknown space between our star and other potentially habitable planetary systems. The idea was first discussed dating back to 1960 and the concept has been studied by multiple groups since then. The lack of propulsion technologies and launch vehicles have often presented a stumbling block for NASA and other space agencies to move further with these concepts. In 2016, a congressional report recommended NASA to take the enabling steps for an Interstellar scientific probe. A new NASA-funded study is under way to design a pragmatic Interstellar Probe mission with a goal of reaching 1000 AU within 50 years using available or near-term technology. The study objectives are to identify compelling science targets, develop realistic mission concepts and evaluate critical technologies. The cross-disciplinary science targets include exploration of the Very Local Interstellar Medium and its interaction with the heliosphere, characterization of the circum-solar dust disk, exploration of previously unexplored Kuiper Belt Objects, and observation of the extragalactic background light beyond the zodiacal cloud. A vantage point far away from the solar system, naturally enables these observations to be put in the context of other exoplanetary systems and astrospheres. At the same time, Chinese scientists are studying with their space agency CNSA a scenario in which two “Heliospheric Boundary Explorers” would be launched 6 years apart, one towards the “nose” of the Heliosphere, one in the direction of its putative tail, to address scientific objectives partly similar to the ones described in the NASA study. Not only will the synergies between these two missions be particularly valuable, but also both of them will offer unique opportunities for broad international collaborations, including European contributions.
This session will welcome reports on the unique science discoveries enabled by missions to the Interstellar Medium beyond heliospheric boundaries and will discuss their design concepts, enabling technologies and programmatic challenges.


d) EXO5 -- Aerosols and clouds in planetary atmospheres
Convener: P. Lavvas

Atmospheric aerosols and cloud particles are found in every atmosphere of the solar system, as well as, in exoplanets. Depending on their size, shape, chemical composition, latent heat, and distribution, their effect on the radiation budget varies drastically and is difficult to predict. When organic, aerosols also carry a strong prebiotic interest reinforced by the presence of heavy atoms such as nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur.

The aim of the session is to gather presentations on these complex objects for both terrestrial and giant planet atmospheres, including the special cases of Titan’s and Pluto's hazy atmospheres. All research aspects from their production and evolution processes, their observation/detection, to their fate and atmospheric impact are welcomed, including laboratory investigations and modeling.

e) EXO7 --- Planetary Aeronomy – Near and Afar
Convener: Antonio García Muñoz

Space missions, ground-based observations and theory allow for detailed characterization of planetary upper atmospheres in the solar system that provides novel insights into the physical mechanisms at play. At the same time, the detection of short-period extrasolar planets has inspired numerous studies of chemistry, dynamics, and escape of the upper atmospheres of these planets, at more extreme conditions than those found in the solar system. More than ever, it is critical to foster the communication between the communities working on the theoretical and observational aspects of both solar system and exoplanet upper atmospheres. This communication will secure a solid progress in the interpretation of new atmospheric observables and in the implications for e.g. planet demographics.

This session brings together researchers from the solar system and exoplanet communities in an attempt to exchange knowledge and ideas. We welcome papers on all aspects of planetary aeronomy i.e., the science of the upper atmosphere, either in the solar system or exoplanet systems. Suitable papers include results on photochemistry and ionization, magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling, energy balance and circulation, atmospheric escape and evolution as well as new observations and novel observational techniques.

5) Ninth International Conference on Mars ---- Caltech, Pasadena, California  ---- July 22-25

The Ninth International Conference on Mars will be held at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in
Pasadena, California, beginning the morning of Monday, July 22, and ending after a full day on Thursday, July 25.


The Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) meeting is tentatively scheduled at Caltech on Friday, July 26,
following the Ninth International Conference on Mars. (These will be treated as two separate meetings for NASA
conference forecasting purposes. More information on the MEPAG meeting will be posted to the MEPAG website as it
becomes available.)

The Ninth International Mars Conference will be an ideal time to step back and summarize our current understanding
of Mars and the progress we have made so far. The aim of the meeting is to (1) synthesize changed paradigms in Mars
evolution and pull together the breadth of current Mars knowledge; (2) look forward toward the next decades of Mars
exploration; and (3) aid both individual community members’ and larger groups’/institutions’ planning for that next
decade.

Abstract Deadline: 7 mai

https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/ninthmars2019/


6) S-SAIL: Solar System Atmospheres’ Investigation and exopLanets  --- Lisbon, Portugal   --- 27-28 June 2019.

The Organizing Committee is pleased to inform that a Workshop on Planetary
Atmosphere Science entitled “S-SAIL: Solar System Atmospheres’ Investigation
and exopLanets“ will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, in the days 27-28 June
2019.  This workshop is supported by Europlanet 2020 RI NA1 –Innovation
through Science Networking, and Fundação para a Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT),
Portugal

+++ AIMS and TOPICS +++
The main goal of this 2-days workshop is to gather  researchers, post-docs and
students from all Europe, working on Planetary Science studies to discuss
about several topics related with Planetary Atmospheres (including
exoplanets), and promote collaborations on the basis of a interdisciplinary
approach.

Main topics:
- Atmosphere characterization I: chemical composition (Solar System planets)
- Clouds and Dynamics
- Atmospheric Waves
- Atmosphere Modeling
- Atmosphere characterization II: exoplanets
- Current and Future mission

Keynote speakers:
Alejandro Cardesin Moinelo (ESAC, Madrid, Spain)
Olivier Demangeon         (IA, Portugal)
Therese Encrenaz             (Obs. Paris, France)
Gabriella Gilli                  (IA, Portugal)
Pedro Machado                (IA, Portugal)
Jorge Martins                   (IA, Portugal)
Emmanuel Marcq            (LATMOS, Paris, France)
João Mendonça                (DTU Space, Denmark)
Pedro Miranda                  (IDL/FCUL, Univ. Lisboa, Portugal)
Santiago Perez Hoyos        (UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain)
Arianna Piccialli                (BIRA-IASP, Belgium)
Peter Read                        (Atm. Physics Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford,
UK)
Agustin Sanchez Lavega   (UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain)
Nuno Santos                     (IA, Portugal)
Aymeric Spiga                    (LMD/Sorbonne Univ., Paris, France)
Thomas Widemann              (Obs. Paris, France)

============ IMPORTANT INFORMATION ============

*REGISTRATION FEES*
The regular registration fees will be 100 euros for students and 130 euros for
others.
Late registration fees will be 140 euros for students and 170 euros for
others.

*Abstracts* (one page included figures and references, in pdf format) of
contributions should be sent by email to the organizing committee
Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.  until 15 May, 2019, indicating preferences (talk or poster).
The final decision will be taken by the SOC.

*FINANCIAL SUPPORT*
A limited amount of funding is available for PhD students and postdoc who
cannot fund their own travel. The grant is up to 400 euros and it includes
registration fees. To apply, please fill the form and send it by email to the
organizing commettee Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. stating: an estimate of the amount of
funding required; status (student, postdoc etc.); and approx. 2 sentences on
how your research will benefit from attending this workshop.


Please find here attached the poster of the workshop
The details about registration, travel support and logistics may be found on
the workshop's website:

http://www.iastro.pt/research/conferences/s-sail/

Looking forward to see you in Lisbon,

Pedro Machado and Gabriella Gilli on behalf of the SOC


7) Two exoplanets postdoctoral research positions in Grenoble and Paris (France)

As part of a research project funded by the ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche), the SPIRou Legacy Survey team invites applications for two postdoctoral research positions in the field of exoplanets detections and characterization. The positions will be hosted respectively at the Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG) and at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP), France, with a preferred starting date between July and October 2019. Both postdocs will be expected to carry out original research in using SPIRou data of the Radial Velocity (RV) survey dedicated to search and characterize exoplanets. The postdoc at IPAG will have to play an important role in the organization and the exploitation of the systematic RV monitoring of nearby M-dwarfs (under the supervision of X. Delfosse); the postdoc at IAP will have to play an important role to exploit the SPIRou RV monitoring of transiting planet candidates (under the supervision of G. Hébrard).

Interested candidates should contact Xavier Delfosse (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) at IPAG and/or Guillaume Hébrard (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.) at IAP, and send (in a singe pdf file) a CV, a publication list, a motivation letter, a short research statement describing past achievements and future projects, and arrange for up to two letters of recommendation to be sent before 15 th May 2019.

http://www.iap.fr/users/hebrard/postdocANR.pdf

8) POSTDOCTORAL position at ISTerre : X-ray analyses of Mars Returned Samples under quarantine

https://origin-life.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/medias/fichier/postdoc-isterre-cool_1554215393430-pdf

Université Grenoble Alpes invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position in Earth and Planetary Sciences, devoted to search of life on Earth at the Archean, as well as preparing X-ray analyses protocols under quarantine for Mars Returned Samples. The position can start as early as September 2019, and will be hosted at the Institut de Sciences de la Terre (ISTerre)

The cross-disciplinary project « Origin of Life » (funded by Univ. Grenoble Alpes IDEX, https://origin-life.univ- grenoble-alpes.fr) brings together the expertise of astrophysicists, astrochemists, planetary scientists, prebiotic chemists, biologists, geologists and paleontologists. It aims to understand the chemical processes that have led to life on Earth, to define habitability conditions for both Solar System planets and exoplanets, and to detect the most favorable exoplanets where to search for a putative existence of life in a near future.

The search for traces of life, in situ on planetary bodies, in samples brought back to Earth, or in Archean rocks has become a scientific goal displayed by space missions in progress (ExoMars - ESA, Osiris Rex, Mars 2020 and MSR - NASA, Hayabusa II - Jaxa), or by Origin of Life projects. The scientific issues involve:

- reducing the risk of false positives in the analyses
- controlling the possible degradation of the biological traces during the first diagnostics.
- establishing the absolute elemental composition and chemical environment of the biological traces during the first diagnostics.

Imaging primordial fossil microorganisms on host minerals by advanced non-invasive/non-destructive X-ray imaging methods of high spatial resolution and sensitivity opens new capabilities for Sample Return missions.



9) Lectureship position at the Open University

   We are now recruiting to a lectureship position with a research specialism in analytical planetary sciences in the School of Physical Sciences at the Open University.  This Faculty position will provide the opportunity to join a large group of planetary scientists with an extensive range of excellent analytical and simulation facilities and involvement in many on-going and planned planetary missions, and to contribute to our distance learning curriculum.
   The deadline for applications is 23rd April 2019 - see Open University website for details (http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/lecturer-planetary-science-15811).

Best Wishes,

    Mahesh Anand

10) Research Associate - Meteorite Curation And Analysis (University of Manchester)


The appointee will perform laboratory and database curation tasks, undertake preliminary characterisation and analysis of a new UK Antarctic meteorite collection, perform research studies, and publish and communicate project outcomes. The Lost Meteorites of Antarctica Project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust with support from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to explore new Meteorite Stranding Zones in Antarctica for meteorites that are encapsulated within ice. More details of the project can be found at https://ukantarcticmeteorites.com/. The first field season to Antarctica in December 2018-February 2019 recovered meteorites from the surface of blue ice fields in the Antarctic interior. These samples will arrive in Manchester in June 2019, where they will be preliminarily curated and classified to meet international standards. Another field season is planned for next Antarctic summer.
 

For more information on the position and how to apply please visit https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=17132.


11) PhD position at the Unité Matériaux et Transformation (UMET), Université de Lille
 
Water in chondrites: experimental investigation of water - silicate interactions
           Carbonaceous chondrites are fossilized remnants of the solar system formation. They contain hydrated silicates resulting from water-rock reactions, the nature of which remains puzzling. What was the state of water at the time of hydration - liquid or vapor? Where did it occur – in the protoplanetary disk or within the asteroids?
          This project aims at investigating experimentally the water/silicate interactions in order to understand the conditions of the alteration events (location, temperature, duration). We will focus on how fast water vapor might alter amorphous silicates, one of the major components accreted in chondrites. We will conduct experiments in an environmental cell, explore various conditions (temperature, fH2O, etc...) and a range of precursor compositions. The reaction products are expected to be nanometer-sized, and we will use state-of-the-art transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques to reveal their properties. The lab has recently acquired an advanced TEM with a configuration ideal to perform high resolution images, chemical analysis by EDS and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). The environment also offers multiple and complementary analytical instruments. The results will be interpreted in the frame of the protoplanetary disk evolution and the alteration of asteroids.

Corentin Le Guillou, Hugues Leroux.
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1) Alessandro Morbidelli, Médaille d'Argent du CNRS

    Le PNP est ravi de féliciter Alessandro Morbidelli pour la reconnaissance de son travail scientifique et de son organisation de la communauté PNP par la médaille d'argent 2019 du CNRS!!!  http://www.cnrs.fr/fr/talents/cnrs?medal=39

   Alessandro a été directeur du PNP de 2010 à 2018 et a grandement contribué à développer la synergie au sein du PNP entre les communautés Terre Solide et Astronomie & Astrophysique.


2) Sylvie Derenne, Médaille Alfred Treibs 2019

  Et le PNP est très heureux de féliciter Sylvie Derenne pour l'obtention de la la plus haute récompense en géochimie organique, la médaille Alfred Treibs de la division "Organic geochemistry" de la Geochemical Society.

  Sylvie Derenne est reconnue pour ses recherches sur la conservation sélective des parois cellulaires des algues lors de la formation du kérogène et pour l’hypothèse selon laquelle la matière organique des chondrites carbonées dérive des gaz et des poussières de la nébuleuse proto-solaire.  https://www.geochemsoc.org/news/2019/03/06/sylvie-derenne-named-2019-alfred-treibs-medalist

  Sylvie est une membre active du CS du PNP.


3) Ice Giant Systems 2020. January 20th-22nd 2020, Royal Society, London


First Announcement:  Ice Giant Systems 2020. **PLEASE SAVE THE DATE**
January 20th-22nd 2020, Royal Society, London.
 
Overview:  New and ambitious missions to the distant Ice Giants and their satellites will become a key element of our Solar System exploration in the coming decades.  The planetary community is warmly invited to attend an international conference on Ice Giant exploration at the Royal Society in London.  
 
Format:  The meeting will consist of two days of invited plenary talks and a third day of splinter workshops, aiming to showcase the cutting edge of Ice Giant system research and the rationale for a return to Uranus and Neptune.  Plenaries and splinter workshops will be summarised in a special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A (one of the world’s oldest scientific journals, dating to the 1660s), reviewing state-of-the-art knowledge of the Ice Giant Systems.  Full details can found here:  http://ice-giants.github.io.
 
Funding:  The plenary discussion meeting is free to attend, sponsored by the Royal Society.  A small fee will be levied for the splinter meetings.  The early announcement of the meeting date should allow contributors to seek funding for travel and accommodation in London – US participants might consider the AAS international travel grant program (deadline in June 2019); UK participants could look to the Royal Astronomical Society travel grants (deadline in August 2019).
 
Registration and Abstracts:  A second announcement will be circulated when the registration and abstract submission portals are open.
 
Best wishes on behalf of the #IceGiants2020 Science Organising Committee:
 
Leigh Fletcher, Adam Masters, Ian Cohen, Amy Simon, Mark Hofstadter, Athena Coustenis, Chris Arridge,
Kathleen Mandt, Diego Turrini, Laurent Lamy, David Atkinson, Pontus Brandt, Olivier Witasse, Olivier Mousis, and Abigail Rymer.
 
 
Ice Giant Systems 2020
Royal Society, London
January 20-22, 2020
Social Media:  #IceGiants2020
Website: http://ice-giants.github.io
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4) CHEOPS Guest Observers Programme

Dear Colleague,

Please find attached the invitation to submit proposals for the CHEOPS Guest Observers Programme:

(See attached file: AO CHEOPS Guest Observers Programme.pdf)

The Call, containing information on the CHEOPS Guest Observers Programme is available - as of 19 March 2019 -  via the Internet at :

http://cosmos.esa.int/web/cheops-guest-observers-programme/ao-1

The deadline for receipt of proposals is 16 May 2019, 14:00 (noon) CEST.

Best regards,

Prof. Günther Hasinger


5) Postes permanents à l'Agence spatiale canadienne


The Canadian Space Agency welcomes applications for two permanent positions:

Program Scientist, Sun-Earth System Sciences: Responsible, among other things, for assisting in the planning, execution, study of acquired data and conclusions of the science component of Sun-Earth System Science missions, studies and related activities, by coordinating and leading the work of external scientific teams and provision of Sun-Earth System Science expertise to CSA management and stakeholders. Deadline: 18 April 2019. For more details, please see the posting on the GC Jobs website at https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1272682&toggleLanguage=en.

 
L’Agence spatiale canadienne accueille des candidatures pour deux postes permanents :
 
Scientifique de programme, Sciences du système Soleil-Terre : Vous serez entre autre responsable de contribuer à la planification, l’exécution, l’analyse des données et résultats de la composante scientifique des missions scientifiques étudiant le Système Soleil-Terre, ainsi qu’à des études et activités connexes, par la coordination et la direction d’équipe scientifiques externes, et prodiguer des conseils d’experts en Sciences du Système Soleil-Terre à la gestion de l’ASC et autres parties prenantes. Date limite : 18 avril 2019. Pour plus de détails, voir l’affiche sur le site web Emploi GC : https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1272682&toggleLanguage=fr.

1) Appel d'offres télescopes nationaux 2019B



L’appel d’offre pour les observations sur les télescopes de 2-m, OHP-193 et TBL, pour le semestre 2019B est en ligne sur le site web de l’INSU : http://www.insu.cnrs.fr/node/9792.

Date limite de réponse : 10 avril 2019, midi (heure de Paris)


2) Ecole Evry Schatzman 2019, 23 au 27 septembre 2019  à Aussois

Chers collègues
La prochaine Ecole Evry Schatzman du PNPS se tiendra du 23 au 27
septembre 2019 au centre Paul Langevin à Aussois. Elle est ouverte aux
doctorants, post-doctorants et chercheurs.


La thème retenu pour cette année est celui de l’interaction
étoile-planètes et concerne aussi bien les  marées, le magnétisme, les
vents et les problématiques de détection et caractérisation d’exoplanètes.


Le nombre de participants est limité à 45. Il n’y a pas de frais
d’inscription.

Les pré-inscriptions sont ouvertes jusqu’au 31 mai sur le site  :
https://ees2019.sciencesconf.org

 qui contient les cours et TP de l’école ainsi que les informations
pratiques.


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Le SOC : L. Bigot, J. Bouvier,  A. Chiavassa, Y. Lebreton, A. Lèbre.


3) 7ème Colloque du Groupe Hyperspectral de la SFPT, Toulouse, 9-10 juillet 2019

 

                              Appel à communications
           7ème Colloque du Groupe Hyperspectral de la SFPT
                               Toulouse, 9-10 juillet 2019

                                https://sfpt-gh2019.onera.fr/

            Date limite de soumission des résumés : 11/03/2019
 


Le prochain colloque scientifique du Groupe Hyperspectral de la Société Française de Photogrammétrie et Télédétection (SFPT-GH) se tiendra les 9-10 juillet 2019 au centre-ville de Toulouse, dans les locaux de l'INP-ENSEEIHT.
Ce colloque a pour but d'aborder les dernières avancées en télédétection hyperspectrale dans des domaines d'application variés : milieux urbains et littoraux, végétation, géosciences, atmosphère, planétologie, instrumentation et méthodes de traitement.

Vous pouvez dès à présent faire une proposition de communication orale ou présentation d'un poster.
La date limite de soumission des résumés est fixée au 11/03/2019.

Lors de ce colloque, nous accueillerons Jun LI (Professeur au département de Géographie et d'aménagement à l'Université Sun Yat-Sen, Chine) comme oratrice invitée pour une conférence intitulée "Recent Advances in Spectral–Spatial Hyperspectral Image Classification".
Pour toute information complémentaire, rendez-vous sur le site internet du colloque : https://sfpt-gh2019.onera.fr/ En espérant vous voir nombreux !

Le comité d'organisation
Transmis par Frédéric Schmidt


4) Atelier CNES 2019 : Exobiologie : des missions spatiales aux expériences de laboratoire
 
Nous proposons un atelier sur le thème "Exobiologie : des missions spatiales aux expériences de laboratoire", dont les objectifs sont décrits ci-dessous:


Des missions spatiales en préparation seront présentées : CHEOPS, JWST, JUICE, un état des lieux sur les missions martiennes sera effectuée, etc… Une série d’expériences de laboratoire sera aussi présentée avec le souci de montrer les contraintes expérimentales terrestres par rapport au milieu naturel et la nécessité de mieux connaître les propriétés intrinsèques des biomolécules généralement proposées comme briques du vivant. Il est aussi souhaité de mieux comprendre la chimie dans divers espaces de l’univers afin d’en déduire des constantes ou d’établir les liens entre chimie et paramètres physicochimiques du milieu concerné
Cet atelier aura lieu à la salle de l'espace du CNES à Paris le 16 mai 2019.

Le nombre de places étant limité à 100, nous vous recommandons de vous inscrire rapidement si vous souhaitez participer sur le site de l'atelier: https://ateliercnes2019.sciencesconf.org/.

En espérant vous voir le 16 mai prochain sur Paris.

Grégoire, Jean-Claude, Yann et Fabien


5)  5ème atelier PLATO/France : Synergies PLATO/ARIEL -  Bordeaux, 26-27 mars 2019

Avec une série de missions ESA dédiées aux exoplanètes: CHEOPS, PLATO et ARIEL, l'étude des systèmes planétaires va entrer dans une nouvelle ère.
 
Ces missions, et les compléments qu'apportent les grand instruments sol, vont permettre des avancées majeures dans de nombreux domaines: explorer largement la population planétaire dans la zone habitable des étoiles, comprendre l'architecture et les liens dynamiques de ces systèmes et leurs mécanismes de formation, mais aussi déterminer les propriétés physiques de l’atmosphère de nombreuses exoplanètes, contraindre leur composition et structure thermique, ainsi que les mécanismes de circulation atmosphérique.
 
Le 5ème atelier PLATO-France va explorer les synergies scientifiques entre les missions PLATO et ARIEL. L'objectif est d'identifier les apports mutuels de ces missions et comment elles peuvent se compléter. L'aspect le plus évident est bien sûr la fourniture de cibles potentielles, mais d'autres peuvent présenter un intérêt comme la détermination d'éphémérides et de paramètres stellaires/planétaires précis, mais aussi le niveau d'activité stellaire. D’autre part, des âges stellaires précis couplés à une caractérisation des atmosphères planétaires peuvent améliorer notre compréhension des mécanismes de formation planétaire.
 
Inscription

L'atelier se tiendra les 26 et 27 Mars 2019 dans les nouveaux locaux du Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux. Il n'y a pas de frais d'inscription. Pour des questions de logistique, merci de vous inscrire sur cette plateforme. Pour ceux qui n'ont pas de compte sciencesorg, il faut d'abord en créer un. La soumission des abstract est possible jusqu'au 22 Février. Les inscriptions seront closes le 11 Mars ou plus tôt si le nombre d'inscrits atteint la limite fixée à 80 (capacité maximale de la salle).

 

6) 10th Moscow International Solar System Symposium/ 7-11 October 2019

Dear Colleagues,


We are appreciate you for your participation in preparation of the preliminary program
for the Russian Foundation  for  basic research(RFBR).  And we are glad to inform you
about RFBR financial support of  10th Moscow International Solar System Symposium (10M-
S3), to be held on October 7-11, 2019, in Moscow. The preliminary program is accessible
at
https://ms2019.cosmos.ru/docs/10m-s3_preliminary_scientific_program_2.pdf

We would like to invite you to register and submit your abstracts before JULY 1, 2019 at

 https://ms2019.cosmos.ru/

In case of you need the Visa Support   from  Space Research Institute(IKI) please send
 
- Personal Data Form(in attachment)
- Copy of Passport
 
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We look forward to seeing you in Moscow.


Best wishes,
 
10M-S3  Program Committee
10M-S3  Organizing Committee


7) Chercheur contractuel au LPG

 

Le Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique (Nantes) recrute un chercheur contractuel (CDD de 1 an). Chercheur expérimentaliste : processus thermodynamiques en Sciences de la Terre et Planétologie.

La description du poste est disponible ici : https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR6112-ANTMOC0-004/Default.aspx

La date-limite de candidature est le 24 mars 2019. La prise de poste doit avoir lieu entre mi et fin avril 2019.


8) Postdoc position in laboratory astrochemistry at IPAG

https://www.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/fr/grandes-missions/universite/recrutement/post-doctorants/post-doctorant-e-en-astrophysique-et-planetologie-460276.kjsp?RH=1544612371889

Université Grenoble Alpes invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position in laboratory astrochemistry. The position will be hosted at the Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG) with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2019. The postdoc will be expected to carry out original research related to the formation and evolution of complex organic matter in the solar system (and beyond) through the characterization at molecular level (Orbitrap mass spectrometry / liquid chromatography) of laboratory analogues (tholins / yellow stuff) and/or extraterrestrial samples (carbonaceous chondrites / micrometeorites).

The objective is to recruit an outstanding candidate motivated in developing a research topic as part of the Université Grenoble Alpes project « Origin of Life ».

The cross-disciplinary project « Origin of Life » (funded by Univ. Grenoble Alpes IDEX, https://origin-life.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr) brings together the expertise of astrophysicists, astrochemists, planetary scientists, prebiotic chemists, biologists, geologists and paleontologists. It aims to understand the chemical processes that have led to life on Earth, to define habitability conditions for both Solar System planets and exoplanets, and to detect the most favorable exoplanets where to search for a putative existence of life in a near future. The partner laboratories and the main science topic of « Origin of Life » are IBS (extremophile science and metallo-prebiotic chemistry); DCM (prebiotic chemistry); GRESEC (media science); PCV (photosynthetic organisms); IPAG (Interstellar medium, star and planet formation, Exoplanets, Solar System); ISTerre (Earth Science, Solar System) and LECA (Evolutionnary sciences, Paleogenetics).

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. with a solid background in laboratory astrophysics and/or analytical chemistry and have strong interest in planetary sciences and/or cosmochemistry and/or astrobiology. Experience in mass spectrometry and/or liquid chromatography and/or scientific programming (Python, C++, IGOR) is an asset. The successful candidate will join the mass spectrometry group of the “planeto” team (∼20 faculties, technicians, postdocs and students) and will closely work with Dr. Véronique Vuitton (PI of the research project) and with other colleagues at IPAG (F.-R. Orthous-Daunay, L. Flandinet). The mass spectrometry group has a solid experience in Titan’s atmospheric chemistry as well as in the evolution of the organic matter present in small bodies (comets, meteorites) and is currently expanding its interests to Pluto and extrasolar planets. It has also significantly contributed to several space missions (e.g. Cassini-Huygens and Rosetta). Before applying, we encourage candidates to contact Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..
Application files should include a research project (2-3 pages), a detailed curriculum vitae with a description of past research, a list of publications and the names of at least two persons who can be contacted for letters of references. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in May (by video-conference if desired).  
 
Annual gross salary is 28500 euros for a candidate without research experience after PhD. The position is accompanied with a financial support to carry out the research project consisting of up to 10000 euros for basic equipment and travel resources. The postdoc will be employed by the Université Grenoble Alpes that is a major player in higher education and research in France (http://www.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/en/). The position is located in Grenoble, which is a university town located in a beautiful alpine environment.

Required languages: English

TYPE of CONTRACT: temporary, 24 months
JOB STATUS (Full time or part time): Full time
HOURS PER WEEK: 35
OFFER STARTING DATE:  1 July 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  15 April 2019

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