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June 27, 2019 Isotopic evolution of the lunar magma ocean and implications for mare basalt source regions (Kelsey Prissel, Washington University in St. Louis)), Lecture Hall
High-precision, non-traditional stable isotope analyses of lunar samples have recently provided new compositional constraints for the petrologic history of the Moon and lunar volcanism. In particular, resolvable differences exist between the Fe, Ti, and Mg isotopic compositions of the low-Ti and high-Ti mare basalts. Ilmenite (FeTiO3) has been hypothesized to fractionate Fe and Ti isotopes in lunar magmas. If ilmenite fractionates isotopes during crystallization, then late-stage precipitation of ilmenite from the lunar magma ocean (LMO) may explain the variable isotopic compositions of the mare basalts and the correlation between mare basalt isotopic composition and Ti content. Similarly, the Fe isotopic composition of lunar dunite 72415 has been interpreted as evidence for isotopic fractionation during extensive olivine crystallization early in the LMO. In this talk, I will present experimentally-determined mineral-melt Fe isotopic fractionations for olivine and ilmenite and incorporate these fractionations into models of LMO crystallization. I will then compare the isotopic compositional evolution of the LMO liquid and cumulates to the observed isotopic compositions of the mare basalts to address to what extent the observed isotopic variability of the lunar mare basalts can be explained by LMO processes.
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.
July 22, 2019 LunGradCon 2019, Mountain View, California
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 21, 2019. ESF ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 23, 2019. Registration is now open for the 9th Annual Lunar and Small Bodies Graduate Conference (LunGradCon 2019) to be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 at the NASA Ames Research Center, preceding the NASA Exploration Science Forum (ESF, July 23-25). With the expanded interests of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), the scope of LunGradCon includes both lunar and small body science. LunGradCon provides an opportunity for grad students and early-career postdocs to present their research on lunar and small body science in a low-stress, friendly environment, being critiqued only by their peers. In addition to oral presentations, the conference presents opportunities for professional development and networking with fellow grad students and postdocs, as well as senior members of SSERVI. A limited amount of funding will be provided for travel and lodging costs. The deadline for LunGradCon registration and abstract submission is June 21, 2019, 11:59 PM PDT. The ESF abstract deadline is April 23rd. LunGradCon attendees are highly encouraged to also submit abstracts to the ESF. For more details, please visit: or email any questions to:
July 22-24, 2019 4th International Conference on Lunar and Deep Space Exploration, Zhuhai, China
The main themes of the conference will put focus on the frontiers of lunar and planetary sciences, the technologies of lunar and deep space exploration, the new technologies of payloads, and the scientific vision of lunar and deep space exploration in future. The event will also provide an exhibition area for participants to exchange technologies, demonstrate achievements, and discuss possible cooperation in order to further promote the applications of technologies.
October 7-11, 2019 The Tenth Moscow Solar System Symposium (10M-53), Moscow, Russia
The subject matter of this symposium will cover many problems of solar system science with the central topic “Moon, Mars, and Venus research”. This topic relates to scientific problems of several missions: "Mars Express", "Venus Express", missions under development in Russia: “Luna-Glob”, “Luna-Resource”, “ExoMars 2016”, and “ExoMars 2020” (Roscosmos-ESA). The following sessions will be held during the symposium: Mars; Venus; extrasolar planets; solar wind interactions with planets and small bodies; the Moon and Mercury; small bodies (including cosmic dust); giant planets; astrobiology.
October 28-30, 2019 Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (#leag2019), Washington D.C. Area
The Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG) supports “NASA in providing analysis of scientific, technical, commercial, and operational issues in support of lunar exploration objectives and of their implications for lunar architecture planning and activity prioritization.” The annual meeting brings together members of the community from their respective sub-fields to support a return to the Moon. With the recent challenge to return humans to the Moon, this year’s meeting occurs at a critical juncture and will focus on preparing for the upcoming Decadal Survey and NASA’s plans for Moon 2024.
February 11-13, 2020 The Impact of Lunar Dust on Human Exploration, Houston, Texas
With the U.S. planning a new series of human missions to the Moon, a new workshop focusing on “The Impact of Lunar Dust on Human Exploration” will be hosted at the USRA Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas on February 11–13, 2020. Workshop attendees will participate in one of three panels: Panel 1 – Lunar Dust: Nature and Characteristics; Panel 2 – The Impact of Lunar Dust on Human Health; Panel 3 – The Impact of Lunar Dust on Human Surface Systems and Surface Operations
March 16-20, 2020 51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (#lpsc2020), The Woodlands, Texas
This conference brings together international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology, and astronomy to present the latest results of research in planetary science.



Upcoming Meetings

82nd Annual Meeting of The Meteoritical Society (MetSoc 2019)
July 7-12, 2019
Sapporo, Japan

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

The Venera-D Landing Sites and Cloud Habitability Workshop (#Venera-d2019)
October 2-5, 2019
Moscow, Russia

Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (#leag2019)
October 28-30, 2019
Washington D.C. Area

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

The Impact of Lunar Dust on Human Exploration
February 11-13, 2020
Houston, Texas

51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (#lpsc2020)
March 16-20, 2020
The Woodlands, Texas

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

Recent Meetings

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

Annual Meeting of Planetary Geologic Mappers (#pgm2019)
June 12-14, 2019
Flagstaff, Arizona

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

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

Applied Space Environments Conference (#ASEC2019)
May 13-17, 2019
Los Angeles, California

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

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

Upcoming Seminars

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Lecture Hall - 3:30 PM

Advances in constraining the Pressure-Temperature-time (P-T-t) paths of subducted lithologies and their application to planetary science
Jennifer Gorce, Virigina Tech

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Lecture Hall - 3:30 PM

Isotopic evolution of the lunar magma ocean and implications for mare basalt source regions
Kelsey Prissel, Washington University in St. Louis

Friday, October 4, 2019
Lecture Hall - 3:30 PM

LPI Seminar: TBD
Astrid Holzheid, Institute of Geosciences, University of Kiel

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