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February 25, 2019 LPI Seminar: Crater-hosted Deposits on Mars and Moon: Targets for Science and Exploration (Bradley J. Thomson, University of Tennessee)), Lecture Hall
In this talk, I will discuss geologic context and history of materials with Gale crater on Mars and numerous polar craters on the Moon. In each case, we can analyze the present-day geology and geomorphology with a variety of techniques to infer elements of their past history. The Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity has been exploring the layered central mound within Gale crater on Mars from 2012 to the present. On the Moon, numerous impact structures near the lunar poles lie in permanent shadow and may host ice, although interpretations from several ground- and spacecraft-based observations diverge on the nature of these putative ice deposits.
March 16-17, 2019 Microsymposium 60: Forward to the Moon to Stay: Undertaking Transformative Lunar Science with Commercial Partners, The Woodlands, Texas
The goal of Microsymposium 60 is to provide a framework of mutual communication and understanding that will form a basis for Transformative Lunar Science to be undertaken in the immediate future and beyond, with the help of our CLPS partners. In Microsymposium 60, Forward to the Moon to Stay: Undertaking Transformative Lunar Science with Commercial Partners, key scientists are being invited to define and discuss the major outstanding transformative lunar science (TLS) questions, and to focus on identifying the most important immediate steps that can be taken to address them. What key elements of these questions can be addressed through experiments and missions conducted in collaboration with our commercial opportunities in the coming years?
March 18-22, 2019 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (#lpsc2019), The Woodlands
April 16-17, 2019 The 9th International Workshop on Occultation and Eclipse (IWOE9), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Each year since 2010, the International Occultation Timing Association, Middle East section (IOTA/ME) holds an annual international workshop on occultation and eclipse. Main topics of the workshop include a wide range of research related to occultation and eclipsing systems including: asteroid and lunar occultations; trans-neptunian objects and comets; observation processing and timing; transit of exoplanets and big data; and solar system objects. The Ninth International Workshop on Occultation and Eclipse will be held at Dubai Astronomy Group from April 16-17, 2019.
May 21-23, 2019 European Lunar Symposium, Manchester, United Kingdom
One of the main aims of this meeting is to bring together the European scientific community interested in various aspects of lunar exploration. In addition, lunar experts from countries engaged in launching lunar missions are also invited to attend this meeting.
July 15-17, 2019 Lunar ISRU 2019 - Developing a New Space Economy Through Lunar Resources and Their Utilization (#lunarisru), Columbia, Maryland
The world is going forward to the Moon, as has been seen by missions this century. Information from this workshop will be useful to both government and industry leaders in evolving near-term and future development priorities and plans that will enable sustainable human exploration and promote the commercialization of space.


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Upcoming Meetings

50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (#lpsc2019)
March 18-22, 2019
The Woodlands

The Space Astrophysics Landscape for the 2020s and Beyond (#landscape2019)
April 1-3, 2019
Potomac, Maryland

Applied Space Environments Conference (#ASEC2019)
May 12-17, 2019
Los Angeles, California

Ocean Worlds 4
May 21-22, 2019
Columbia, Maryland

10th Joint Meeting of The Space Resources Roundtable (SRR) and the Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium (PTMSS)
June 11-14, 2019
Golden, Colorado

4th Planetary Data Workshop (#planetdata2019)
June 18-20, 2019
Flagstaff, Arizona

Pluto System After New Horizons (#plutokbo2019)
July 14-18, 2019
Laurel, Maryland

Lunar ISRU 2019 - Developing a New Space Economy Through Lunar Resources and Their Utilization (#lunarisru)
July 15-17, 2019
Columbia, Maryland

Ninth International Conference on Mars
July 22-26, 2019
Pasadena, California

Habitability: Producing Conditions Conducive to Life (#1st1e9)
September 8-12, 2019
Big Sky, Montana

Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution VI
September 30-October 3, 2019
Brasilia, Brazil

Mars Extant Life: What's Next? (#lifeonmars2019)
November 5-8, 2019
Carlsbad, New Mexico

First International Orbital Debris Conference (IOC)
December 9-12, 2019
Houston, Texas

Seventh International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration (#marspolar2020)
January 13-17, 2020
Ushuaia, Argentina

Sixth International Planetary Dunes Workshop (#dunes2020)
May 12-15, 2020
Alamosa, Colorado

Recent Meetings

Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (#LEAG2018)
November 14-15, 2018
Columbia, Maryland

Survive and Operate Through the Lunar Night Workshop (#survivethelunarnight)
November 13, 2018
Columbia, Maryland

16th Venus Exploration Analysis Group Meeting
November 6-8, 2018
Laurel, Maryland

Europa Deep Dive 2: Composition (#DeepDive2)
October 9-11, 2018
Houston, Texas

Late Mars Workshop (#LateMars)
October 1-2, 2018
Houston, Texas

Bombardment: Shaping Planetary Surfaces and Their Environments (#1st1e9)
September 30-October 2, 2018
Flagstaff, Arizona

NASA Technosignatures Workshop (#technosigs18)
September 26-28, 2018
Houston, Texas

Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets III (#CCTP3)
August 27-30, 2018
Houston, Texas

Upcoming Seminars

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Lecture Hall - 3:30 PM

The impact record of South and Central America: An updated review
LPI Seminar: Alvaro Crósta (State University of Campinas, Brazil

Monday, February 25, 2019
Lecture Hall - 3:30 PM

LPI Seminar: Crater-hosted Deposits on Mars and Moon: Targets for Science and Exploration
Bradley J. Thomson, University of Tennessee

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Lecture Hall - 3:30 PM

LPI Seminar: Subsurface Habitability on Earth and Mars
Sally L. Potter-McIntyre, Southern Illinois University

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