We are excited to host the 55th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) in The Woodlands, Texas and virtually on March 11–15, 2024! LPSC is a defining event in planetary research, bringing together a diverse group of international experts in a truly collaborative environment. For 55 years, LPSC has been convening the lunar and planetary science community to showcase the latest science, research, and discoveries in the field.

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Important Dates

Early February 2024 Program and abstracts available on this website
February 29, 2024 Deadline to change oral presentation method
March 6, 2024 Deadline to submit oral presentation files
Deadline to publish iPosters
March 11–15, 2024 55th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

Masursky Lecture

The Secret Lives of Icy Moons

2024 MASURSKY LECTURE

Dr. Louise Prockter

Dr. Louise Prockter
JHU-APL’s Space Exploration Sector

Monday, March 11
1:00 PM CDT

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NASA Headquarters Briefing

PLENARY: NASA Headquarters Briefing

Monday, March 11 — 5:45 PM CDT

Lori Glaze

Lori Glaze
NASA Planetary Science Director

David Grinspoon

David Grinspoon
NASA Senior Scientist for Astrobiology

Lindsay Hays

Lindsay Hays
NASA Program Scientist for Astrobiology

Joel Kearns

Joel Kearns
NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration

Sarah Noble

Sarah Noble
NASA PSD Lunar Science Lead

Jake Bleacher

Jake Bleacher
NASA ESDMD Chief Exploration Scientist

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About LPSC

About LPSC

Since its beginning in 1970, when it was called the Apollo 11 Lunar Science Conference, the conference has been a significant focal point for lunar and planetary science research. Over the years, it has grown tremendously, with over 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 abstracts. Over 2,000 abstracts are submitted from a global scientific community. These abstracts are peer-reviewed, and selections for presentation are based on the overall relevance to the conference and the quality of the science. Special sessions and other events are scheduled throughout the week of the conference.


Organizers

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

Conference Co-Chairs

Walter Kiefer

Walter Kiefer
Interim Director, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Justin Filiberto

Justin Filiberto
ARES Deputy Division Chief, NASA Johnson Space Center

Program Committee Chairs

Walter Kiefer

Walter Kiefer
Interim Director, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Aaron Burton

Aaron Burton
ARES Branch Chief, NASA Johnson Space Center

Meeting Coordination

Monica George - Meeting Coordinator, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Monica George
Meeting Coordinator, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Mary Harrison - Meeting Coordinator

Mary Harrison
Meeting Coordinator, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Sandra Lozano - Meeting Coordinator

Sandra Lozano
Meeting Coordinator, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute

Tiffany Sumpter - Meeting Coordinator

Tiffany Sumpter
Meeting Coordinator, USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute


Code of Conduct

USRA/LPI is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, religion, or other protected status. We do not tolerate harassment of meeting participants in any form. USRA/LPI expects that all participants will abide by this Code of Conduct, creating an environment free from harassment, discrimination, disruption, incivility, or violence of any kind. We expect participants to exercise consideration and respect in their speech and actions and refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior. Report issues, concerns, or violations of this Code of Conduct directly to USRA/LPI management at USRA-LPI Meetings Code of Conduct. The full USRA/LPI Code of Conduct can be found here.

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