Community:Email 16dec09

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This is a generic mailing to the CEDAR community sent Dec 16, 2009. Meetings and jobs are listed at under 'Community' as 'Calendar of Meetings' and 'CEDAR related opportunities'. CEDAR email messages are under 'Community' as 'CEDAR email Newsletters'. All are in 'Quick Links' on the main page.

(1) NRC's Committee on Solar and Space Physics (CSSP) Meeting on Upcoming Decadal Survey (2013-2023). From SPA Newsletter, December 10. From Daniel Baker (Daniel.Baker at Reply to Brant Sponberg ( See also

(2) Workshop announcement: PFISR: Science Results and Future Plans, March 10-12, 2010, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Reply to Joshua Semeter <> and Bill Bristow <>. See also

(3) Meteoroids 2010, May 24-28, Breckenridge, CO - abstracts due 15 Jan, some travel grants available. From: Diego Janches <>. Reply to See also

(1) NRC's Committee on Solar and Space Physics (CSSP) Meeting on Upcoming Decadal Survey (2013-2023).

From: Daniel Baker (Daniel.Baker at

The National Research Council's Committee on Solar and Space Physics (CSSP) met on Dec. 3-4 in Washington, DC to begin planning for the upcoming Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (2013-2023). To aid in planning the next Survey, the CSSP heard about prior and ongoing decadal surveys in Solar and Space Physics, Earth Science, Planetary, and Astrophysics communities. We also were briefed by NASA, NSF and NOAA on the accomplishments, successes, and achievements in response to the 2002 survey, and received their suggestions for the next Survey. Following this input, and as part of initial discussions for the next Survey, the Committee began a review of the state of the discipline, and listed various areas of concern facing the ITM, Magnetospheric, Solar, and Heliospheric communities, including:

. Increasing the diversity of sizes of missions and programs both for risk mitigation and for increased community access to missions. . Cost containment and mission management on large missions. . A plan forward for Heliophysics without the Delta 2 and other launch vehicles, that maintain diverse mission sizes. . A transition plan for space weather from fundamental research toward operational efforts. . Revitalizing the ITM community, which is critical for the success of all of SSP, through missions and funding. . New missions for the outer heliosphere. . A stable functioning structure for the suborbital program. . A revitalized Explorer line. . Maintenance of long-standing strategic datasets. . MO&DA cutbacks in the face of new (large) mission costs; insufficient Phase E funding. . New directions for the SPA community, i.e. emphasizing the new science to be found at the boundaries of old subgroups.

The SPA community is encouraged to consider and discuss these concerns for the future, and to bring forward other topics -- both other areas of concern, and potential new directions -- which should be addressed by the Decadal Survey deliberations. Members of the community can send suggested topics and issues to the CSSP Program Officer, Brant Sponberg, at The CSSP membership is available at

(2) Workshop announcement: PFISR: Science Results and Future Plans, March 10-12, 2010, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

From: Joshua Semeter <> and Bill Bristow <>

A workshop will be held March 10-12, 2010, at the University of Alaska to review science results from the first three years of operation of the Poker Flat Incoherent Scatter Radar (PFISR), and to discuss future plans for the radar and collaborative instruments. Workshop participation is encouraged from past and current users, as well as those interested in using PFISR in the coming three years.

PFISR is the first of two new electronically-steerable ISRs funded under the NSF's "Advanced Modular ISR" (AMISR) project. A second facility (RISR-N) has recently begun operations at Resolute Bay, Canada. The AMISR radars were designed to be relocated with a nominal residency time of five years at any given site. One of the goals of this workshop is to develop the scientific rationale to extend PFISR operations beyond the first potential relocation in 2012.

Further information, including online registration and abstract submission, is available at the meeting website: Questions may be addressed to Joshua Semeter ( or Bill Bristow (

Organizing committee: Joshua Semeter, Boston University (Chair) Bill Bristow, University of Alaska Fairbanks (Local Organizer) Kristina Lynch, Dartmouth College Larry Lyons, UCLA David Hysell, Cornell University John Meriwether, Clemson University Tony Van Eyken, SRI International

(3) Meteoroids 2010, May 24-28, Breckenridge, CO - abstracts due 15 Jan.

From: Diego Janches <>.

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder for the upcoming deadlines for the Meteoroids 2010 conference May 24-28, 2010 in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA.

Abstract submissions are now being accepted. The deadline for submission is January 15th, 2010. Abstract length is one page with the option to include 1 figure and references. Abstracts must be submitted using the template provided in the meeting website (

Submitted abstracts that do not follow the provided template outline may be subject to rejection.

Registration is now also open. The deadline for early registration is February 15, 2010. To register, please visit Reduced fees for students and amateur astronomers who are members of the International Meteor Organization are available.

Travel Grants are expected in a limited number, mostly assisting with lodging expenses. We particularly encourage applications from scientists in developing countries and young researchers with a demonstrated excellence in the field. Grant requests will be considered only for participants who will present an oral or poster paper, which will be decided by the SOC depending on scientific quality and merit of the abstract submitted by the January 15th, 2010 deadline. For more information please send an e-mail to

Visa applicants from many countries must now apply at least 3 to 4 months in advance of their travel date. The U.S. Department of State maintains a comprehensive Web site containing information about traveling to the United States.

The National Academies Web site has additional information about visa-related issues and travel information for U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens.

A Letter of Invitation may be needed for those who are applying for a visa to attend the Meteoroids 2010 conference.

To request a letter send an e-mail to

We look forward seeing you in Colorado

The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Meteoroids 2010, including Diego Janches <>.