47th DPS Meeting

Schedule and Events

DPS 47
Annual Meeting for Division for Planetary Sciences
Washington, DC
8 – 13 November 2015

Plenary and Prize Talk Line-up

  • New Horizons Plenary Session:
    • The Pluto System: Initial Results from the Exploration by New Horizons
      S. Alan Stern (SwRI)
    • New Horizons Investigations of Charon and Pluto's Small Moons
      Harold Weaver (Johns Hopkins, APL)
    • Geology of Pluto and Charon Overview
      Jeffrey Moore (NASA Ames Research Center)
    • Pluto System Surface Composition Results
      William Grundy (Lowell Observatory)
    • New Horizons Observations of the Atmospheres of Pluto and Charon
      G.R. Gladstone (SwRI)
    • Solar Wind Interaction with Pluto’s Escaping Atmosphere
      Fran Bagenal (University of Colorado)
  • Gerard P. Kuiper Prize: Chemistry of Planetary Atmospheres: Insights and Prospects
    Yuk Yung (Caltech)
  • Changing Perspectives on Mercury and the Moon
    Brett Denevi (Johns Hopkins, APL)
  • Vesta and Ceres by the light of Dawn
    Christopher Russell (UC, Los Angeles)
  • Harold C. Urey Prize: No Photon Left Behind: How Modern Spectroscopy is Transforming Planetary Sciences
    Geronimo Villanueva (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
  • MAVEN Mission to Mars: Results on Upper Atmosphere, Ionosphere, Solar-Wind Interactions, and Escape to Space
    Bruce Jakosky (University of Colorado)
  • New Views on Inner Solar Systems and Extreme Planets
    Rebekah Dawson (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Harold Masursky Award: The CSWA Survey on Workplace Climate and Anti-Harassment Policies
    Christina Richey (NASA HQ)
  • Rosetta at Perihelion: The Journey Continues
    Paul Weissman (Planetary Science Institute)
  • 20 Years of Exoplanets: From Surveys Towards Characterization
    Emily Rauscher (University of Michigan)


  • Workshop - Working Through Adversity: Strategies for Success
    8 November, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • AAS DPS Student & Postdoc Reception
    8 November, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Agency Night
    9 November, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • DPS Student-Chair Breakfast (register onsite)
    10 November, 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Women in Planetary Science Discussion Hour
    10 November, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • DPS Members Meeting
    11 November, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Education and Public Outreach Workshops

Broadening your impact: A workshop for Scientists Engaged in Education and Public Outreach (or Who Want to Get Involved)

Please join your fellow scientists for a half day workshop about how to get involved in education and outreach, and how to have the most impact with your efforts, on Sunday morning, November 8th from 9am to noon (Room - Woodrow Wilson A).  We will share tried-and-true techniques, best practices, and useful resources and activities.  Topics will include participants sharing resources from their own work in a "share-a-thon", presentation of resources for teaching and outreach, and one-on-one and small group discussions. Topics may include resources for higher education classes, writing broader impact statements for grants, press releases, partnering in education and public outreach, and evaluation. Final topics will be determined by participants, register early to cast your vote! Contact Sanlyn Buxner, [email protected] with questions!  Register now at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DPS_Sci_EPO

DPS 2015 First Time Presenter's Review

Is the DPS 2015 your first conference presentation (oral or poster?)  Nervous?  Would you like advice?  Join others like you for this educational opportunity to get feedback from seasoned presenters at the First Timers' Review on Sunday afternoon, November 8th, (Room - Woodrow Wilson A).  Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and new Post-Docs are all welcome for this event from 12pm to 2:30pm that includes lunch. If you would like to participate in the First Time Presenters’ Review, please register now at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015_DPS_1st_Timers. If you have any questions, or are a seasoned presenter that would like to add your voice to the review, please contact Andy Shaner at [email protected].

Federal Relations Committee Activities