Highlighted Events

The following events are open to all interested members of the community. Updates to locations and times will be posted as they occur.

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Sunday, March 19

Genesis Solar Wind Sample Analysis and Techniques Workshop —
Sunday, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Waterway 6
Forum for science planning by encouraging discussion between planetary scientists and heliophysicists. This meeting allows investigators analyzing Genesis solar wind samples to share information about challenges in analytical approaches, instrumentation sensitivity and background, and sample handling and cleaning. Opportunity for prospective investigators to learn about sample availability and condition from the curatorial staff.

Europa Lander Workshop —
Sunday, 12:30 to 6:00 PM, Waterway 1
NASA will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the Science Definition Team (SDT) report on a mission concept for a lander for the mission to Jupiter's moon Europa. The SDT report was released in January 2017, and NASA is seeking feedback from the science community at this town hall, and another that will be held on April 23 in conjunction with the Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon). For more information, contact Curt Niebur ([email protected] ).

Early Career Presenters Review —
Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 PM, Shenandoah
All early career scientists preparing to present research at the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference are invited to present their LPSC 2017 oral or poster presentation and receive feedback from senior scientists before presenting during the regular meeting. The Early Career Presenters Review will take place Sunday afternoon, March 19, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. CDT at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. Early career scientists wishing to present must register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/48_lpsc_earlycareer. Registration is limited to 15 participants and the deadline to register is Monday, March 13, at 5:00 p.m. CDT. Presenters and scientists wishing to participate as reviewers are encouraged to contact Andy Shaner at [email protected] with any questions.

Planetary Science Palooza —
Sunday, 1:00 to 4:30 PM, Waterway 7-8
Students, educators, program leaders, amateur astronomers, and their families are invited to the first LPSC Planetary Science Palooza! Explore hands-on activities, hear the latest findings from experts, and ask questions about their research, how they explore our solar system, and what motivates and challenges them in their work. Free registration is available now at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PlanetaryPalooza. For more information, contact [email protected].

48th LPSC Registration and Welcome Event —
Sunday, 4:00 to 8:00 PM, Waterway 4-5
Let LPI welcome you to The Woodlands! After checking in, you can greet old friends and network with new ones. Registration will open at 4:00 p.m., and the Welcome Event will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. You can also take this opportunity to check in your oral presentation in the speaker-ready room (Alden Bridge, open from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.), or install your Tuesday evening poster in the Town Hall Exhibit Area (open from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.).

Dwornik Award Judges Meeting —
Sunday, 5:30 to 7:00 PM, Sterling Ridge
This is a training and information meeting for the Dwornik Award judges. This is your opportunity to review the judging procedure, ask questions, meet other judges, and discuss schedules or concerns. We will aim to keep it as brief as possible!

Microblogger Meet-up —
Sunday, 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Waterway 2-3
Connect with fellow microbloggers at this year’s LPSC! This is an opportunity to meet and greet, compare interests, strategize on session coverage, and consult with conference staff.