October 2014

DATE EVENT LOCATION
Wednesday, Oct 1
Deadline: ESA Postdoctoral Fellowships in Space Science:
The fellowships are open to nationals of ESA Member States (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) and to nationals of states adhering to the PECS cooperation scheme (Canada, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania).

ESA awards several postdoctoral fellowships each year. The aim of these fellowships is to provide young scientists, holding a Ph.D. or the equivalent degree, with the means of performing space science research in fields related to the ESA Science Programme. Areas of research include planetary science, astronomy and astrophysics, solar and solar-terrestrial science, plasma physics and fundamental physics. The fellowships are tenable at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands, or at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villafranca del Castillo, near Madrid, Spain.
Wednesday, Oct 8
Deadline: NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoc Fellowships:
NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships provide an opportunity for highly qualified, recent doctoral scientists to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education. Fellows may engage in observational, instrumental, theoretical, laboratory or archival data research in any area of astronomy or astrophysics, in combination with a coherent educational plan for the duration of the fellowship. The program supports researchers for a period of up to three years with fellowships that may be taken to eligible host institution(s) of their choice. The program is intended to recognize early-career investigators of significant potential and to provide them with experience in research and education that will establish them in positions of distinction and leadership in the community.
Wednesday, Oct 8
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
LPL Evening Lecture Series: Dr. Walter Harris
Dr. Walter Harris
Associate Professor, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

The Big Boundary

Our Sun is embedded in a very thin hot medium of gas that is moving at ~25 km/sec with respect to it. A portion of this interstellar medium is composed of charged particles that interact with the solar wind to form a massive interaction region at a distance three times greater than that of Pluto. In this talk we'll discuss the characteristics of the solar wind and interstellar plasma, how we believe they interact, and some of the ways we have tried to measure the interaction with spacecraft and from the Earth.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All lectures are free and open to the community. Parking in university surface parking lots is free after 5 p.m. Please be careful not to park in service or reserved spaces. Metered street parking is also available at no cost after 5 p.m. Parking in the Cherry Avenue Garage is available after 5 p.m. at a cost of $1.00 per hour. A campus parking map is available here.
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 308
Friday, Oct 17–Sunday, Oct 19
The Art of Planetary Science: The Exhibition
An exhibition of art, created from and inspired by the scientific data that we use to explore our solar system.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 17, 2014 -- 5 to 9 p.m.
Weekend Hours: Saturday & Sunday, October 18-19, 2014 -- 1 to 5 p.m.
Location: Kuiper Space Sciences Building, 1629 E. University Blvd., UA Campus

Open competition for artists and scientists of all levels and types.

Submissions due by September 19, 2014
For an exhibition prospectus and event information visit: www.lpl.arizona.edu/art
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room