LPSC Cancellation

LPSC 51 Virtual Meetings

Join live at the times listed below!

Kick Off Event—Early Career Professionals and the Planetary Decadal Survey

March 27, 2020
2:00–4:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4)

Please join us at the kick-off event for the early career program of the Decadal Survey in Planetary Science and Astrobiology. Come learn about the decadal survey, engage with the experts, and ask questions. The Decadal Survey on Planetary Science and Astrobiology will assess key scientific questions in planetary science and astrobiology, identify priority medium- and large-class missions and other initiatives, and present a comprehensive research strategy for the 2023–2032 timeframe. Community participation is important for the success of the survey, and we invite early career professionals to join us for a decadal kick-off virtual meeting hosted by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI).

**Please note this meeting was originally scheduled as an in-person event at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Special thanks to LPI for helping us reschedule it as an online event.

During the virtual meeting, e-mail questions for the panel to: mbrown@nas.edu

This virtual meeting will be streamed live through the USRA Ustream channel.

Virtual Early Career Planetary Networking Event

We invite early career scientists (undergraduate/graduate students and postdocs) to give lightning talks (5 min) on their work (i.e., research, skills) at our virtual networking event, hosted by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI). This virtual event is intended to provide a venue for early career scientists on the job market to network with prospective advisors and employers in the wake of the cancellation of the 2020 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Prospective advisors and employers are invited to view these presentations, which will be scheduled into thematic sessions. The talks will also be posted online to increase participant’s exposure opportunities.

Interested presenters are asked to register using the form below. Registration will close at 5:00 P.M. US Central Time on April 10th. Tentatively, these presentations will be scheduled over a span of days in the late April/early May timeframe.

Please direct questions to Andy Shaner.

 

Update on Planning for the National Academies' Decadal Survey in Planetary Science and Astrobiology

March 16, 2020
12:00–1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4)

Representatives from the National Academies' Space Studies Board (SSB) and NASA will provide an overview of the progress made towards preparing and organizing for the survey, along with an updated schedule for its implementation. Community involvement is an essential feature of all phases of the decadal process and a critical component to the success of the survey. The SSB welcomes all community input on matters facing the next survey, which include (but are not limited to) the technical and programmatic scope, structure, the cost and technical evaluation process, the role of early-career scientists, and the international context.

Colleen Hartman, Director
National Academies Space Studies Board
Lori Glaze, Director
Planetary Science Division, NASA
David H. Smith, Study Director
National Academies Space Studies Board


During the virtual meeting, e-mail questions for the panel to: mbrown@nas.edu.

This virtual meeting will be streamed live through the USRA Ustream channel.

NASA Planetary Science Division (PSD) R&A Town Hall

March 17, 2020
12:00–1:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4)

Stephen Rinehart, Director, Planetary Research Programs, will give a status update followed by a Q&A session.

During the virtual meeting, e-mail questions for the presenter to: doris.daou-1@nasa.gov.

This virtual meeting will be streamed live through the USRA Ustream channel.

NASA Headquarters Briefing

March 19, 2020
1:00–3:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4)

Representatives from NASA will address the community.

Lori Glaze, Director
Planetary Science Division, NASA
Jacob Bleacher, Chief Exploration Scientist
Advanced Exploration Systems Division, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate
Steven Clarke, Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration
NASA Science Mission Directorate


During the virtual meeting, e-mail questions for the presenter to: doris.daou-1@nasa.gov.

This virtual meeting will be streamed live through the USRA Ustream channel.

LPSC 51 virtual town hall meetings will be recorded in their entirety and posted on this website.


 


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.

The program for LPSC 2020 is now available. Check the author index to see where a particular abstract is scheduled.

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Important Dates

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

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.