Planetary Sciences Community Meetings Calendar

Organized by LPI/USRA

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January 26-27, 2022

Lunar Surface Science Workshop — Virtual Session 13: Inclusive Lunar Exploration , Virtual
The goal of this session is to begin an open dialogue about how to explore the Moon responsibly, ethically, and inclusively. As the Artemis era begins, this is a time to intentionally make key decisions that will impact the lunar and planetary workforce and the future of exploration. Inclusion is one of NASA’s core values. This session will discuss best practices related to advancing inclusion and diversity in the lunar science and exploration community and initiate conversations about how to explore the Moon responsibly, ethically, and inclusively. One expected outcome of this session is a publicly available report of key findings and recommendations to NASA and the community, including best practices.

February 17, 2022

Lunar Surface Science Workshop — Virtual Session 14: Heliophysics Applications Enabling and Enabled by Human Exploration of the Lunar Surface , Virtual
This Heliophysics-focused Lunar Surface Science Workshop aims to address aspects of Heliophysics science that enable or are enabled by human presence on the lunar surface. Abstracts are solicited for both posters and oral presentations that address topics related to Heliophysics measurements that impact our understanding of and operations on the lunar surface environment. Contributions made during the session will be summarized in a short (5–7-page) report.

March 7-11, 2022

53rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (#lpsc2022) , The Woodlands, Texas/Virtual
This conference brings together international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology, and astronomy to present the latest results of research in planetary science.

April 13-15, 2022

Handling and Manipulation of Small Extraterrestrial Samples , Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Many current and future extraterrestrial sample collections do and will consist of small particles — less than 100 micrometers across — and these can be challenging to work with. Such samples include Earth-collected cosmic dust, returned comet and interstellar samples from Stardust; and returned asteroid samples from the Hayabusa, Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx missions. In this training, the attendees will receive hands-on training in manipulation and micromanipulation of comparable small samples, learning from the experts from the Astromaterials Research Division at Johnson Space Center (JSC) and Purdue University. ARES/JSC and Purdue University, facilitated by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), will share this expertise with the planetary science community via these training sessions to stimulate innovative investigations of the invaluable collections of extraterrestrial materials curated at ARES/JSC and other institutions.

May 4-6, 2022

Science Objectives for Human Exploration of Mars , Denver, Colorado/Virtual
This workshop will discuss the highest priority science objectives for a first human mission to Mars and then develop several different possible concepts of operation that will enable that science. With the Artemis missions, humans will return to the Moon using innovative technologies to explore the lunar surface. We will use what we learn on and around the Moon to send the first astronauts to Mars. A human mission to Mars will be a landmark achievement and a golden opportunity to conduct groundbreaking science on Mars. The potential scope of the science activities is extraordinary.

October 26-28, 2022

Apollo 17 ANGSA Workshop , Houston, Texas
New insights of the Moon from Apollo 17. ANGSA: A Model for Future Exploration of the Moon. The Apollo 17 surface activities, capabilities, training, crew makeup, and operations are an invaluable baseline for future human endeavors on the Moon’s surface during Artemis missions. New analyses of Apollo 17 samples enabled by ANGSA, NASA’s research and analysis funding programs, independent synthesis, and recent orbital and landed missions (e.g., LRO, LADEE, GRAIL, LCROSS, SELENE, Chandraynaan-1, and Chang’e missions) have fundamentally changed many of our concepts for the geology of the TLV as well as the Moon. The goals of this workshop include: - Revisiting the TLV by integrating new geologic and exploration context, new ANGSA sample data, orbital observations, and the full breadth of data sets from all six Apollo landed missions for a fuller understanding of the Moon, the Sun, and the Earth. - Establishing links among multiple generations of lunar scientists and engineers as we prepare for our future on the Moon. - Focusing on scientific and design lessons learned from both Apollo and from ANGSA in preparation for near-term human exploration of the Moon.