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Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
The Woodlands, Texas
March 19-23, 2018

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Monday, March 19

LPSC Insights: Get Connected, Stay Connected —
Monday, 8:00 to 8:30 AM, Grogan's Mill
Are you a student attending LPSC for the first time? Are you unsure how to navigate the conference? Are you nervous about networking? The LPSC Insights: Get Connected, Stay Connected program is here for you! First-time student attendees who register for this program will be introduced to an experienced LPSC attendee and the pair will spend Monday morning, March 19, attending sessions and networking together. Registration is now being accepted for students and mentors. The deadline to register as a student is 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time on Friday, March 9. Questions may be directed to Andy Shaner.

JMARS Showcase —
Monday, 12:00 to 1:15 PM, Grogan's Mill
The JMARS team will present a series of short presentations on how specific science 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 (Java Mission-planning and Analysis for Remote Sensing) 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.

Early Career Faculty in Planetary Science —
Monday, 12:00 to 1:15 PM, Shenandoah
This meeting is intended for pre-tenure and recently tenured faculty in the planetary sciences to develop a support network, discuss issues relevant to the tenure process, and share course materials. All faculty members in planetary science, geology, physics, astronomy, engineering, or related fields at all institutions are welcome.

JGR-Planets/GRL Author & Reviewer Workshop —
Monday, 12:00 to 1:15 PM, Sterling Ridge
Editors from JGR-Planets and Geophysical Research Letters will share advice on preparing successful manuscript submissions and writing effective peer reviews. Structured primarily as a Q&A, the editors will answer questions about the process of publishing papers; the roles of authors, reviewers, and editors; editorial policies; and more. This session is aimed primarily at early career researchers, although everyone is welcome to come learn more about how the publishing process works.

PubSpace Requirements in ROSES, and How to Share Your Publications —
Monday, 12:00 to 1:15 PM, The Woodlands
Learn more about the new ROSES requirement to deposit your papers in NASA's PubSpace system. Learn about publishing options with your preferred journals, as well as information about submission to PubSpace.

Plenary Session Featuring the Masursky Lecture —
Monday, 1:30 to 2:15 PM, Waterway 4-5
This year’s Masursky Lecture, "Cassini’s Amazing Discoveries," will be presented by Dr. Linda Spilker of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The winners of the 2017 Dwornik Awards, the 2018 LPI Career Development Awards, and the 2018 Pierazzo International Student Travel Award will also be recognized. This session will be streamed live on the LPSC Livestream page.

NASA Headquarters Briefing —
Monday, 5:30 to 6:30 PM, Waterway 4-5
Representatives from the Planetary Science Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate will address the community. This event will be streamed live on the LPSC Livestream page.

Opening of Exhibits —
Monday, 6:30 to 9:00 PM, Town Center
The 49th LPSC Exhibitor Showcase will officially open immediately after the conclusion of the NASA Headquarters Briefing. Visit and network with numerous exhibitors, get a bite to eat, and meet some new colleagues!

LGBTQA Networking Dinner —
Monday, 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Waterway 1
All meeting attendees interested in joining us for an LGBTQA networking dinner should meet in Waterway Ballroom 1 immediately following the conclusion of the NASA Headquarters Briefing (approximately 7:00 p.m.). From there we will head to a nearby restaurant (destination TBD). For more information, e-mail [email protected].