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Peripheral Meetings and Events

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Tuesday, March 19


Transforming Access to Astromaterial Data: NASA's Astromaterial Data System —
Tuesday, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, Indian Springs
The Astromaterials Acquisition and Curation Office (AACO) at NASA-JSC and the EarthChem group have started the development of the Astromaterials Data System (AstroMat). AstroMat will become the home of all past, present, and future analytical data (cosmochemical, chronological, mineralogical, petrological, etc.) generated by the study of the astromaterial collections curated by NASA-JSC’s AACO. AstroMat will help researchers find, access, explore, and visualize data generated from the study of samples from the lunar, Antarctic meteorite, cosmic dust, Genesis, Hayabusa, Stardust, and microparticle impact collections and share their own data in compliance with funders' and publishers' data policies. This Town Hall invites interested researchers to learn about the plans for AstroMat, provide input to its design, and engage in and contribute to its development. For questions, please contact Kerstin Lehnert at lehnert@ldeo.columbia.edu.

Early Career Presenters Review (II) —
Tuesday, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, Spring
All early career scientists (students, postdocs, and others early in their planetary science careers) preparing to present research at the 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference are invited to present their LPSC 2019 oral or poster presentation and receive feedback from senior scientists before presenting during the regular meeting. Lunch will be provided. Registration is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019_EarlyCareer. For more information, or to volunteer to provide feedback to presenters, please contact Andy Shaner at shaner@lpi.usra.edu.

NEOCam Community Discussion —
Tuesday, 12:00 to 1:15 PM, Waterway 1
The proposed NEOCam mission would be a space-based thermal infrared survey for asteroids and comets. We will introduce NEOCam to the science community, including details about the survey pattern being considered, the expected data types and volumes, and the planned data delivery timeline. All members of the science community, especially early career researchers and members of historically underrepresented groups, are encouraged to attend to learn more about the project.

NASA Planetary Science Division (PSD) R&A Town Hall —
Tuesday, 12:00 to 1:15 PM, Waterway 4
Representatives from NASA Headquarters will give a status update followed by a Q&A session.

LEAG Community Networking Event —
Tuesday, 5:30 to 6:30 PM, Montgomery Ballroom Prefunction
The LEAG Community Networking Event enables early career lunar scientists (students, post-docs, assistant professors) to network with more senior scientists in our community, as well as facilitate dialogue between international colleagues and students.