Mark Your Calendars!

52nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

March 2021


Dear Friends,

Since the first meeting in 1970 as the Apollo 11 Lunar Science Conference, the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), jointly organized by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC), has brought together international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology, and astronomy from around the world to present the latest results of research in planetary science. In these challenging times, we are committed to continuing this conference as an important means for highlighting planetary science results and providing opportunities for networking, collaboration, and the exchange of community information.

Due to continued uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on international travel, large gatherings, and the challenges of ensuring effective social distancing and the safety of attendees, we are committing to an all-virtual program for the 52nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC 2021). This was a difficult decision, especially after the cancellation of the 51st LPSC, but we are committed to providing the best and safest conference experience for our community. Conferences such as LPSC take many months to plan and implement, and making this decision now will allow us to provide a robust virtual experience for presenters and participants.

Thank you for your understanding and support, and we look forward to seeing you all (virtually) at LPSC 2021.

Louise Prockter (USRA/LPI) and Eileen Stansbery (JSC/ARES)
LPSC Conference Co-Chairs

Note: All electronic submission forms are part of the Meeting Portal, which requires users to set up a personal profile to access our electronic forms (setting up a profile is quick and easy, requiring only a few minutes of your time).