LPSC 2021

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The 52nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) will be held virtually on March 15–19, 2021. While we may not be able to meet in person, you can still expect an exceptional experience to share your research, ask questions, and network with colleagues. We’re excited for the potential that a virtual experience can offer as it brings the lunar and planetary science community together in totally new ways.

LPSC 2021 will feature five full days of the latest results of research in planetary science. The annual conference will officially kick off on March 15 with a welcome message.

The all-virtual program will feature the following session types:

  • Oral sessions with both live and on-demand presentations
  • Poster sessions with tools for built-in chats, sharing presentations, and contacting authors
  • Virtual networking opportunities for students and early career scientists
  • Educational opportunities for planetary scientists, students, and the public

Mark your calendars as “Out of Office” and join us for the all-virtual program for the 52nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference!

IMPORTANT: To be added to the mailing list to receive reminders and other pertinent information related to LPSC, please submit an Indication of Interest form by November 16, 2020.

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Important Dates

October 7, 2020 Deadline for special session suggestions
November 16, 2020 Deadline for submitting indication of interest
November 17, 2020 Abstract submission opens
January 5, 2021 Deadline for abstract submission
January 6, 2021 Deadline for Dwornik Award applications
Deadline for Career Development Award applications
January 29, 2021 Program and abstracts available
March 15–19, 2021 52nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

Meet the Organizers

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

Conference Chair

Eileen Stansbery

Eileen Stansbery
NASA Johnson Space Center

Program Committee Chair

Walter Kiefer

Walter Kiefer
USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Meeting Coordination

Mayra De Leon - Meeting Planner

Mayra De Leon
Meeting Planner
USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Ingrid Dudley - Meeting Planner

Ingrid Dudley
Meeting Planner
USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Linda Garcia - Registration and Abstracts

Linda Garcia
Registration and Abstracts
USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Debbie Mitchelly - Meeting Planner

Debbie Mitchell
Meeting Planner
USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute


About LPSC

About LPSC

The Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) is recognized as the world’s premier planetary science conference, bringing together international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology, and astronomy to present the latest results of research in planetary science.

Since its beginning in 1970, when it was called the Apollo 11 Lunar Science Conference, the meeting has been a significant focal point for lunar and planetary science research. The annual conference has seen tremendous growth over the years, with nearly 2,000 planetary scientists and students who present their findings that provide new insights and a better understanding of the solar system.

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 to the conference and the quality of the science. Several special sessions and events are also scheduled throughout the week of the meeting, covering various topics.


LPSC Statement on Harassment

The Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for participants regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, religion, or other protected status.

LPSC is a working conference intended for professional networking and collaboration in the lunar and planetary science community. While attending LPSC or any related ancillary or social events, all participants should not engage in harassment in any form. All participants are expected to behave according to professional standards and in accordance with their employers’ policies on appropriate workplace behavior.