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AAS PLANETARY SCIENCES MEETING IN CAMBRIDGE

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2006 11:28
Published on Thursday, 16 June 2005 00:00
This press release is forwarded for your information by Peter Bond, Royal Astronomical Society Communications Officer.

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AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY (AAS)
DIVISION FOR PLANETARY SCIENCES (DPS)

INVITATION TO MEDIA: 1st ANNOUNCEMENT

Issued on 14 June 2005 by:

Dr Sanjay Limaye (DPS Press Officer)
Phone: +01 608 262 9541 Fax: +01 608 262 5974
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Dr Jacqueline Mitton (Meeting Press Officer)
Phone: +44 ((0)1223) 564914 Fax: +44 ((0)1223) 572892
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37th MEETING OF THE DIVISION FOR PLANETARY SCIENCES
CAMBRIDGE, UK, 4 - ­9 SEPTEMBER 2005

Media representatives are cordially invited to attend the 37th Meeting of
the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the American Astronomical
Society being held in Cambridge UK, 4­ - 9 September. Over 500 planetary
scientists from the USA, Europe and worldwide are expected to attend this
meeting, which will be the largest on planetary science ever held in the UK.

The AAS Historical Astronomy Division will also be meeting in Cambridge,
holding sessions in parallel on 5 - ­7 September. About 50 participants are
expected.

General information about the meeting is available from www.dps2005.org.

Registration (valid for both DPS and HAD) is free for bona fide media.
Please contact one of the press officers, Sanjay Limaye or Jacqueline
Mitton (see above for contact details). Media may book the college
accommodation reserved for the meeting and/or Gala dinner tickets through
the on-line registration form at:
http://www.aas.org/registration/DPS2005/registration.html
also accessible via the link on the Registration page of the meeting web
site at www.dps2005.org.

Topics highlighted will include the latest results from Cassini-Huygens,
Mars Express, the Mars Exploration Rovers, Deep Impact and SMART-1, plus
ESA's future planetary missions.

Scientific sessions will run from Monday 5 to Friday 9 September. A detailed
schedule will be available through the meeting web site (www.dps2005.org) in
mid-to-late July.

DPS scientific sessions will be held in the Music and Law faculty buildings
of the University of Cambridge. The press room and press briefings will be
in the Music School. HAD sessions will be in Robinson College.

Note: The DPS meets annually, normally in the USA. In view of its
significant European and international membership, the annual meeting has
been held in Europe every 6 or 7 years since 1986. Previous European
meetings of the DPS have been in Paris (1986), Munich (1992) and Padua
(1999).

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Jacqueline Mitton
Total Astronomy Limited
8A Canterbury Close
Cambridge CB4 3QQ
Phone 01223 564914
Fax 01223 572892
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