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The 51st 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 16–20, 2020.

New for this Year: Print-only abstracts are no longer an option. Abstracts submitted for oral presentation will be scheduled for poster presentation if an oral timeslot is not appropriate. The decision of the Program Committee on the mode of presentation is final.

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Important Dates

January 7, 2020 Deadline for abstract submission
January 8, 2020 Deadline for Dwornik Award applications
Deadline for LPI Career Development Award applications
January 10, 2020 Deadline for peripheral meeting space requests
Deadline for large image showcase requests
January 17, 2020 Microblogger application form opens
January 30, 2020 Deadline for exhibitor requests
January 31, 2020 Program and abstracts available on this website
February 17, 2020 Deadline for microblogger applications
March 16–20, 2020 51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in The Woodlands, Texas

 

About LPSC

A speaker addresses attendees at the Third Lunar Science Conference held January 10–13, 1972, at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston.

A speaker addresses attendees at the Third Lunar Science Conference held January 10–13, 1972, at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston.

The Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), jointly organized by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC), brings together international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology, and astronomy from around the world to present the latest results of research in planetary science. LPSC is the premier planetary science conference in the world. Since its beginning in 1970, when it was called the Apollo 11 Lunar Science Conference, the meeting has been a significant focal point for planetary science research, with nearly 1,800 planetary scientists and students attending the conference each year.

LPSC poster session

Today, LPSC features a broad range of planetary topics with more than 1,300 poster presentations.

LPSC features oral and poster presentations organized by topical symposia and problem-oriented sessions based on submitted abstracts. LPSC receives over 2,000 abstracts from around the world. Contributed abstracts are peer-reviewed, and selections for presentation are based on the overall relevance of the subject matter to the conference and the quality of the science. A number of special sessions and events are also scheduled throughout the week of the conference covering a variety of topics.

Despite the growth of the conference over the years, LPSC remains a community-focused conference fostering a collegial environment in which the discussion of relevant scientific and technological issues aims to advance understanding of the solar system and promote scientific discovery.



Latest Updates

  • Request a participant letter online via the visa letter request form.
  • New for this Year: Print-only abstracts are no longer an option. Abstracts submitted for oral presentation will be scheduled for poster presentation if an oral timeslot is not appropriate. The decision of the Program Committee on the mode of presentation is final.
  • Abstract submission is now open! The deadline is Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
  • Local hotel room blocks are now open!
  • Special sessions have been designated. Be sure to check them out.
  • Student first authors may be interested in applying for the Dwornik Award or the LPI Career Development Award.

Meet the Organizers

LPSC is a joint effort between the Lunar and Planetary Institute and NASA.

 

Conference Co-Chairs

Eileen Stansbery

Eileen Stansbery NASA Johnson Space Center

Program Committee Chair

Meeting Coordination

Mayra De Leon

Mayra De Leon - Meeting Planner USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Ingrid Dudley

Ingrid Dudley - Meeting Planner USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Linda Garcia

Linda Garcia - Registration
and Abstracts
USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Debbie Mitchell

Debbie Mitchell - Meeting Planner USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute



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, 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 during the conference, 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.