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THANK YOU to USRA for their sponsorship of the complimentary showing of Hidden Figures on Wednesday night.



THANK YOU to The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau for their generous support of the 48th LPSC.


The 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center,1601 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, Texas, March 20–24, 2017.

This conference brings together international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology, and astronomy to present the latest results of research in planetary science. The conference will be organized by topical symposia and problem-oriented sessions.

Institutional Support
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Universities Space Research Association
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Conference Co-Chairs
Louise Prockter, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Eileen Stansbery, NASA Johnson Space Center

Program Committee Co-Chairs
David Draper, NASA Johnson Space Center
Walter Kiefer, Lunar and Planetary Institute

Meeting Coordination — Lunar and Planetary Institute
Kira Honnoll, Meeting Planner
Phone:  281-244-2011
E-mail:  khonnoll@hou.usra.edu

Linda Garcia, Registration and Abstracts
Phone:  281-486-2142
E-mail:  lgarcia@hou.usra.edu

LPSC Statement on Harassment
The Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or other protected status. LPSC events are working conferences intended for professional networking and collaboration in the lunar and planetary science community. While at LPSC events or related ancillary or social events, any participants, including speakers, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, booth staff and anyone else, should not engage in harassment in any form. All event participants are expected to behave according to professional standards and in accordance with their employer's policies on appropriate workplace behavior. For issues or concerns, please contact the LPI Director, Louise Prockter, or any LPI staff member at the LPSC help desk. For issues that arise outside of normal registration hours, contact the hotel security staff by dialing “0” from any hotel phone.

Breaking News

Thanks to USRA for sponsoring a complimentary showing of Hidden Figures on Wednesday night at the Cinemark Theater! More details are provided on the Highlighted Events page.

Congratulations to the selected LPSC Microbloggers! We’re looking forward to seeing all the great coverage they’ll provide!

We’re excited to announce that this year’s Masursky Lecture, “Planetary Topography from Laser Altimetry,” will be presented by Dr. David E. Smith of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Trying to decide which peripheral meetings to attend? Check out the updated Highlight Events page for the latest information!

LPI Career Development Award winners have been announced! Congratulations to the awardees.

The program and abstracts are now available! Check the author index to see where a particular abstract is scheduled.

Registration is still open. The deadline for registering in advance of the meeting is Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Some hotel blocks have been extended, so if you haven’t already made your reservations, there’s still time! Check the shuttle route map to see the locations of the hotels.

Need a participant letter for visa purposes? Submit the visa letter request form.

NEW:  Conference participants looking to connect with other parents for the purpose of exchanging information about childcare providers, tips, etc., can post a notice on the new Child Care Discussion Forum board.