The following events are open to all interested members of the community. Updates to locations and times will be posted as they occur.
Wednesday, March 22
JMARS Showcase —
Wednesday, 12:00 to 1:15 PM, Indian Springs
The Java Mission-planning and Analysis for Remote Sensing (JMARS) team will present a series of short presentations on how specific science — including landing site analysis — can be done on planets, moons, and small bodies. The goal of these presentations will be to showcase how to use JMARS to discover available datasets, filter them to refine relevance, and fuse them with one another in order to evaluate research hypotheses and produce publication-quality results. JMARS is a free, open-source, Java-based geospatial information system developed by the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University. It is currently used for search and analysis of scientific data collected for multiple bodies (Mars, Earth, Moon, Vesta, Ceres, and many more) across various planetary missions.
NASA Planetary Science Division (PSD) R&A Town Hall —
Wednesday, 12:00 to 1:15 PM, Waterway 6-8
The PSD Director and PSD R&A lead will give a status update followed by a Q&A session. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with PSD R&A program officers to ask individual questions regarding the structure of the R&A programs and how their research most appropriately fits within those programs.
Antarctic Search for Meteorites Slide Show —
Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:00 PM, Waterway 1-3
A light-hearted, colorful, and always humorous review of the most recently completed Antarctic Search for Meteorites season, hosted by the PIs and presented by the field party members themselves. Oh, and pictures of meteorites.
Ninth Annual Susan Niebur Women in Planetary Science Event: Mental Wellness/Illness and Your Career —
Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Waterway 4
Getting a Ph.D. and navigating a career in science can be hard... and there's a psychological cost to the endeavor that no one talks about. Please join us for a discussion with Linda Cantu, President of the Texas Branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), who will help us better understand what we can do for ourselves and to support others. As always, all are welcome regardless of gender. To RSVP (not required, but requested so we will have an idea about attendance numbers), or for more information, visit http://bit.ly/WIPS_2017.
LEAG Community Networking Session —
Wednesday, 7:00 to 8:30 PM, WW Prefunction
The LEAG Community Networking Session enables early career lunar scientists (students, post-docs, assistant professors) to network with more seasoned people in our community, as well as faciliate dialogue between international colleagues and students.
USRA Movie Night: Hidden Figures —
Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:30 PM, Cinemark Theater
Join us on Wednesday night at the Cinemark 18 theater across the street from the conference venue for a complimentary showing of the movie Hidden Figures. The movie is free, but seating is limited, and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the lobby of the theater beginning at 8:15 p.m. The auditorium will open at 8:30 p.m., and the movie will begin at 9:00 p.m. This event is being sponsored by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). Since the theater will also be open to the public during this time, wear your LPSC badge so we can identify you as a conference attendee.