July 21, 2014

SSERVI’s Science & Exploration Forum

The Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) is pleased to announce the 1st annual NASA Exploration Science Forum (ESF), to be held in person July 21-23, 2014 at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. This year’s forum will feature scientific discussions of exploration targets of interest (the Moon, near-Earth asteroids, and the moons of Mars). Science sessions will focus on recent mission results and in-depth analyses of science and exploration studies. Dedicated side-conferences for graduate students and young professionals (a graduate student conference and Next Generation Lunar Scientists and Engineers, NGLSE) will coincide with the ESF. Public engagement discussions will be interwoven among science topics as well.

The abstract submission period has now ended. For more information visit http://sservi.nasa.gov/NESF2014/

Start: July 21, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: July 23, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Venue: NASA Ames
Address:
Moffett Field, CA, United States

NASA Exploration Science Forum 2014

Start: July 21, 2014
End: July 23, 2014
Venue: NASA Ames Research Center
Address:
Moffett Field, CA, 94035, United States

July 14, 2014

The Eighth International Conference on Mars

As of 2014, we will have completed a remarkable and unparalleled 15 years of concentrated scientific exploration of the Red Planet. This period includes eight successful missions (1996 Mars Global Surveyor, 1996 Mars Pathfinder, 2001 Mars Odyssey, 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers, 2003 Mars Express, 2005 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, 2007 Mars Phoenix, and 2011 Mars Science Laboratory), as well as telescopic observations from Earth, studies of martian meteorites, and a variety of numerical and laboratory modeling activities. Two additional missions will be en route to Mars at the time of the conference (NASA’s 2013 MAVEN and ISRO’s 2013 Mars Orbiter Mission), and several other missions are actively under development for launch during the period 2016–2020. The Eighth International Mars Conference will be an ideal time to step back and summarize our current understanding of Mars, to consolidate our primary paradigms for martian processes and history, and to refocus the primary scientific questions that remain in front of us.

Start: July 14, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: July 18, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Venue: JPL
Address:
Pasadena, CA, United States

July 7, 2014

IAU-Symposium: Complex Planetary Systems

All the planetary systems, from the Earth-Moon system to the extrasolar ones, are complex systems, requiring several levels of expertise and of interdisciplinarity to be clearly understood. The symposium aims to bring forward the latest findings obtained in that perspective and to generate new collaborations for the future. Any astronomer involved in planetary systems, at any level, is invited to participate to the meeting and to propose its own expertise in future complex challenges.

Start: July 7, 2014 9:00 am PDT
End: July 11, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Address:
Namur, Belgium

June 30, 2014

Asteroids, Comets, Meteors – ACM 2014

Asteroids, Comets, Meteors focuses on the research of small Solar System bodies. Small bodies are the key to understanding the formation and evolution of the Solar System, carrying signals from pre-solar times. Understanding the evolution of the Solar System helps unveil the evolution of extrasolar planetary systems. Societally, small bodies will be important future resources of minerals. The near-Earth population of small bodies continues to pose an impact hazard, whether it be small pieces of falling meteorites or larger asteroids or cometary nuclei capable of causing global environmental effects.

The conference series entitled “Asteroids, Comets, Meteors” constitutes the leading international series in the field of small Solar System bodies. The first three conferences took place in Uppsala, Sweden in 1983, 1985, and 1989. The conference is now returning to Nordic countries after a quarter of a century. After the Uppsala conferences, the conference has taken place in Flagstaff, Arizona, U.S.A. in 1991, Belgirate, Italy in 1993, Paris, France in 1996, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. in 1999, in Berlin, Germany in 2002, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2005, in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. in 2008, and in Niigata, Japan in 2012. ACM in Helsinki, Finland in 2014 will be the 12th conference in the series.

Start: June 30, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: July 4, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Venue: Marina Congress Center
Address:
Helsinki, Finland

June 23, 2014

Cassini PSG

Start: June 23, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: June 27, 2014 5:00 pm PDT

June 20, 2014

NASA’s Asteroid Grand Challenge Anniversary Event

Thursday and Friday, June 19th and 20th, was the Asteroid Grand Challenge first anniversary virtual workshop!

Start: June 20, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: June 20, 2014 5:00 pm PDT

June 16, 2014

48TH ESLAB SYMPOSIUM: NEW INSIGHTS INTO VOLCANISM ACROSS THE SOLAR SYSTEM

The symposium will focus on volcanism in the Solar System.

Start: June 16, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: June 20, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Venue: Space Research and Technology Centre of ESA
Address:
Noordwijk , Noordwijk (The Netherlands), Netherlands

June 15, 2014

11th International GeoRaman Conference

We welcome scientists from all over the world to join us, to present your newest studies, to participate in active discussions, and to build future collaborative relationships. During the coming months, this website will provide all the information necessary to facilitate your participation in the 11th GeoRaman conference.

Start: June 15, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: June 19, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Address:
St. Louis, MO, United States

June 11, 2014

SSERVI HQ Seminar Series – Ben Bussey

SSERVI’s first Headquarter’s Seminar Series featuring SSERVI PI Ben Bussey

Start: June 11, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: June 11, 2014 5:00 pm PDT

June 1, 2014

American Astronomical Society

Join the AAS in Boston • 1-5 June 2014
Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue • Boston, MA 02116 USA

Start: June 1, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: June 5, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Venue: The Westin Copley Place Boston Hotel
Address:
10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02116, United States

May 28, 2014

Workshop on Planetary Volcanism

The Workshop on Planetary Volcanism will be held May 28–30, 2014, at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), located in the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) building, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston TX 77058.

Start: May 28, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: May 30, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Address:
3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX, 77058, United States

May 26, 2014

Kyung Hee University & KARI Mtg

Start: May 26, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: May 30, 2014 5:00 pm PDT

Accretion and Early Differentiation of the Terrestrial Planets

The workshop will be held at La Maison du Seminaire which is located on the sea front in downtown Nice – see http://www.maisonduseminaire.fr/. Participants should arrive on May 26, 2014 and depart on May 31, so that scientific sessions (talks and posters) will be scheduled over a period of 4 days.

Start: May 26, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: May 31, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Address:
Nice, France

May 23, 2014

NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – Dan Mazanek

Curious about the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge to “discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them”? NASA is sponsoring a series of virtual seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and what is being done to learn more about the hazards and the opportunities they may pose for us here on Earth.

Start: May 23, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: May 23, 2014 9:00 am PDT

May 15, 2014

2014 European Lunar Symposium

The two-day pan-European lunar science and exploration meeting will be held in London on the 15th and 16th of May, 2014.

Start: May 15, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: May 16, 2014 5:00 pm PDT

May 9, 2014

NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – Tim Spahr

Curious about the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge to “discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them”? NASA is sponsoring a series of virtual seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and what is being done to learn more about the hazards and the opportunities they may pose for us here on Earth.

Start: May 9, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: May 9, 2014 9:00 am PDT

April 28, 2014

Habitable Worlds across time and Space – STScI

Within a matter of years, humanity will know for the first time the frequency of terrestrial planets in orbit around other stars. This knowledge will pave the way for joining research from astronomy, Earth science, and biology to understand the past, present, and future of the Earth within its larger context as one of many habitable worlds throughout the Galaxy. Such work seeks to understand the formation and fate of the Earth as well as predict where and when different bodies will be suitable for both simple and complex forms of life.

In this four day symposium, scientists from diverse fields will discuss the formation and long-term evolution of terrestrial bodies throughout the various phases of stellar and Galactic evolution. A particular focus will be in how the specific conditions and challenges for habitability on Earth extend to other bodies in the Solar System and beyond. This symposium will include discussion about sites for Galactic habitability that have not yet been given much attention. The existence of these overlooked environments may provide motivation for novel astronomical observations with existing and next generation ground and space-based observatories.

Space permitting, Spring Symposium talks are open to faculty and staff from all local (Maryland and Washington, DC) institutions without registering. Seating is not guaranteed without registration. Please note, name badges are required for participation in morning and afternoon breaks as well as for Poster Break/Reception scheduled for April 28, 2014. Unregistered attendees are asked to refrain from sampling refreshments.

Start: April 28, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: May 1, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Address:
Baltimore, MD, United States

April 27, 2014

European Geosciences Union (EGU)

The EGU General Assembly 2014 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences. For the first time, in 2014, the EGU General Assembly will have a theme!

Start: April 27, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: May 2, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Address:
Vienna, Austria

April 25, 2014

NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – David Kring

Curious about the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge to “discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them”? NASA is sponsoring a series of virtual seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and what is being done to learn more about the hazards and the opportunities they may pose for us here on Earth.

Start: April 25, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: April 25, 2014 9:00 am PDT

April 21, 2014

New Horizons STM

Start: April 21, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: April 22, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Address:
MD, United States

April 16, 2014

Lifting the Cosmic Veil: Highlights from a Decade of the Spitzer Space Telescope

On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014, at 7 pm, Dr. Michael Bicay will give free, illustrated, non-technical highlights from a decade of Spitzer Space Telescope Research

Start: April 16, 2014 7:00 pm PDT
End: April 16, 2014 9:00 pm PDT

April 11, 2014

NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – Dan Britt

Curious about the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge to “discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them”? NASA is sponsoring a series of virtual seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and what is being done to learn more about the hazards and the opportunities they may pose for us here on Earth.

Start: April 11, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: April 11, 2014 9:00 am PDT

April 10, 2014

Cosmic Nightlife

Come celebrate Yuri’s night in San Francisco on Thurs, April 10th @6pm and get a FREE copy of the Lunar Gallery book!

Start: April 10, 2014 6:00 pm PDT
End: April 10, 2014 9:00 pm PDT
Venue: Cal Academy
Phone: 415.379.8000
Address:
55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA, 94118, United States

NASA Community Workshop on the Global Exploration Roadmap

The NASA Community Workshop on the Global Exploration Roadmap (GER) will provide an opportunity for focused community discussion related to advancing the definition of the three near-term mission themes identified in the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) Mission Scenario. An overview of NASA and international partner work which prepares for the missions will be shared. Invited presentations from the broader stakeholder community, panel discussion, and audience Question & Answer sessions are planned in order to facilitate discussion of innovative ideas from the community.

Click here for more information or to download the Global Exploration Roadmap.

Start: April 10, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: April 11, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Venue: Kossiakoff Conference Center
Address:
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, United States

April 8, 2014

4th International Workshop on Lunar & Planetary Compact & Cryogenic Science and Technology Applications (LSA 4)

LSA 4 will be a crossroads for scientist, engineers and entrepreneurs who are building and flying Lunar missions now.

Start: April 8, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: April 11, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Address:
Cocoa Beach, FL, United States

March 28, 2014

NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – Al Harris

Curious about the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge to “discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them”? NASA is sponsoring a series of virtual seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and what is being done to learn more about the hazards and the opportunities they may pose for us here on Earth.

Start: March 28, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: March 28, 2014 9:00 am PDT

March 26, 2014

Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum

During the Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum, NASA experts will provide a status update on Asteroid Redirect Mission concepts and summarize how responses from the 2013 Request for Information are helping to inform planning for the entire asteroid initiative—the redirect mission and the grand challenge. Participants will learn about new ways to get involved in the initiative and participate in discussions with NASA asteroid experts.

Start: March 26, 2014 9:30 pm PDT
End: March 26, 2014 9:30 pm PDT
Venue: James E. Webb Auditorium
Address:
NASA HQ, United States

March 17, 2014

LPSC

The 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference will be held at
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, The Woodlands, Texas, March 17–21, 2014.

This conference brings together international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology, and astronomy to present the latest results of research in planetary science. The five-day conference will be organized by topical symposia and problem-oriented sessions.

Start: March 17, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: March 21, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Address:
The Woodlands, TX, United States

March 15, 2014

Brown/Vernadsky Microsymposium 55

Scientific Destinations for Human Exploration
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, USA
March 15-16, 2014

Co-Sponsored by Brown University, Vernadsky Institute,
Brown-MIT NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI)

Start: March 15, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: March 16, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Venue: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
Address:
1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX, United States

March 14, 2014

NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – Paul Chodas

Curious about the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge to “discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them”? NASA is sponsoring a series of virtual seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and what is being done to learn more about the hazards and the opportunities they may pose for us here on Earth.

Start: March 14, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: March 14, 2014 9:00 am PDT

March 3, 2014

SELENE Symposium

SELENE SYMPOSIUM 2014 will be held on 4 and 5 March 2014, at the Conference Room of National Astronomical Observatory (NAOJ), Mitaka city, Tokyo, Japan.

Start: March 3, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: March 4, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Address:
Tokyo, Japan

7th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas – ICPDP 2014

The preparations for the conference are going well; we have received overwhelming response for the abstracts as well as participation for the conference.

Looking at the conference participation, the organizing committee for the conference has decided to move the conference venue from Hotel Hyatt regency to India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. India Habitat Centre is big and most comprehensive convention close to Hotel Hyatt (5 km) and the heart of the city.

We strongly advice speakers and participants who have booked their stay in Hyatt or are planning to book in Hyatt NOT to cancel their plan of staying in Hyatt due to change of venue of the conference. The new conference center Indian Habitat Center is close by (4 km). To make new convention center easily accessible from Hyatt we will provide a convenient complimentary to and fro transportation at all times. Participants staying in Hyatt will NOT be inconvenienced in any way

It has venues for more than 20 concurrent sessions, several performance venues for cultural and entertainment programmes, two restaurants and covered parking facility for more than 1000 cars. Complimentary transportation from hotel Hyatt will be provided.

Start: March 3, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: March 7, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Address:
New Delhi, India

February 28, 2014

NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – Lindley Johnson

Curious about the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge to “discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them”? NASA is sponsoring a series of virtual seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and what is being done to learn more about the hazards and the opportunities they may pose for us here on Earth.

Start: February 28, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: February 28, 2014 9:00 am PDT
Address:
CA, United States

February 20, 2014

77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society

You are cordially invited to attend the 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, to be held September 7-12, 2014, in Casablanca, Morocco. Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city. Located in the North-west of Morocco on the Atlantic ocean, the city of Casablanca is known all over the world. Beside to be the economic capital of a fast developing country, “Casa” is a prestigious centre of art and architecture, showing a unique blend of traditional Mauresquearchitecture and Art Deco. To be immersed in this atmosphere, the meeting will be held in the Hyatt Regency Casablanca in the city centre, within walking distance of hotels, railway station. Visit the website for Tourist information: http://www.visitmorocco.com/index.php/eng/content/view/full/2.

Plenary, oral, and poster sessions will be held in the conference centre at the Hyatt Regency Casablanca, which will also provide accommodations for meeting attendees. Scheduled events include an icebreaker during the registration, a banquet, an award ceremony and several excursions. Two pre-conference workshops will be held at the Hyatt Regency Casablanca the weekend before the meeting and a post-conference field trip will be organized in the South Morocco.
This meeting will be a unique opportunity for researchers from Africa and Middle East to meet Planetary Sciences experts to trigger off discussions on the most advanced techniques for studying meteorites, cosmic dusts, asteroids and comets, and on their implications on the origin and the evolution of the Solar System. The conference will also outline the importance of such extra-terrestrial research field in countries adjacent to Sahara and Arabia, in which meteorites abound and impact craters exist or have yet to be discovered. Morocco is indeed one of the most important countries in the world for meteorite finds. It is the origin of most NWA meteorites and some rare specimen.

Start: February 20, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: February 20, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Venue: Hyatt Regency Casablanca
Address:
Place des Nations Unies, Casablanca, Morocco

February 18, 2014

Science and Challenges of Lunar Sample Return Workshop

Science and Challenges of Lunar Sample Return Workshop will be held 18 – 19 February, 2014. For more information visit: http://congrexprojects.com/2014-events/14c05/

Start: February 18, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: February 19, 2014 5:00 pm PDT

Small Bodies Assessment Group

Start: February 18, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: February 18, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Address:
Washington DC, United States

Science and Challenges of Lunar Sample Return Workshop – ESTEC

Start: February 18, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: February 19, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Address:
Noordwijk, Netherlands

February 14, 2014

NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge Seminar – David Morrison

Curious about the NASA Asteroid Grand Challenge to “discover all asteroids that could threaten human populations and find out how to deal with them”? NASA is sponsoring a series of virtual seminars on the properties of Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and what is being done to learn more about the hazards and the opportunities they may pose for us here on Earth.

Start: February 14, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: February 14, 2014 9:00 am PDT
Venue: Virtual Seminar
Address:
United States

January 5, 2014

American Astronomical Society

Start: January 5, 2014 8:00 am PDT
End: January 9, 2014 5:00 pm PDT
Address:
Washington DC, United States

American Astronomical Society (AAS) Winter Meeting

AAS 2014 Meeting Website

Start: January 5, 2014
End: January 9, 2014
Venue: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
Address:
201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD, 20745, United States

December 9, 2013

American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2013

Join more than 24,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders in San Francisco, California, 9-13 December, as they gather to present groundbreaking research and connect with colleagues.

Start: December 9, 2013
End: December 13, 2013
Venue: Moscone Center
Address:
Fourth and Howard Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103, United States

December 5, 2013

Lunar Meteoroid Impacts and LADEE Mission Workshop

This half-day workshop was an online, web-based, virtual workshop on December 5, 2013, designed to allow experts in lunar meteoroid impact observation to share information on technology and techniques, and interact with mission science team members to better integrate the observation campaign with mission science.

Date: December 5, 2013

November 11, 2013

COSPAR Symposium

With this first Symposium COSPAR is inaugurating a new series of scientific events, and we are extremely grateful to our colleagues at GISTDA and NARIT for having offered to host this meeting in Bangkok.

Start: November 11, 2013
End: November 15, 2013
Address:
Bangkok, Thailand

November 7, 2013

The Chelyabinsk Meteor: Can We Survive a Bigger Impact?

On Wednesday, November 6th, 2013, at 7 pm, Dr. David Morrison (of NASA’s Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute) will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk.

Start: November 7, 2013 7:00 pm PDT
End: November 7, 2013 9:00 pm PDT

October 14, 2013

Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group

The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group will be held October 14–16, 2013, at the John Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland.

Start: October 14, 2013
End: October 16, 2013
Venue: John Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
Address:
1100 Johns Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD, 20723, United States

October 12, 2013

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon.

Date: October 12, 2013

October 6, 2013

AAS 45th Meeting of DPS

Join the Division for Planetary Sciences in Denver, 6-11 October 2013!

Start: October 6, 2013 8:00 am PDT
End: October 11, 2013 5:00 pm PDT

October 3, 2013

International Scientific Workshop on Golden Spike Human Lunar Expeditions

The workshop will be held at LPI in Houston, Texas on October 3rd and 4th, 2013. The workshop will focus on landing site selection, surface experiment packages, sample return capabilities, and surface traverse planning.

Start: October 3, 2013 8:00 am PDT
End: October 4, 2013 5:00 pm PDT

September 29, 2013

Impact Cratering Short Course and Field Training Program

The Canadian Lunar Network Sudbury field training program is scheduled for September 29-October 4, 2013. Contact clrn@uwo.ca for more information.

Start: September 29, 2013 8:00 am PDT
End: October 4, 2013 5:00 pm PDT

September 25, 2013

Origin of the moon – challenges and prospects

Our understanding of the origin of Earth’s moon is challenged by recent isotopic data, simulations of physical processes for giant impacts and evolution of the resulting disk, and new spacecraft studies.

Start: September 25, 2013 9:00 am PDT
End: September 26, 2013 5:00 pm PDT
Venue: The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall
Address:
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

September 24, 2013

Origin of the moon

Despite widespread acceptance of the giant impact hypothesis for lunar origin, our understanding continues to be challenged by remarkable new geochemical data, improved simulations and theory, and spacecraft exploration.

Start: September 24, 2013 9:00 am PDT
End: September 24, 2013 5:00 pm PDT
Venue: The Royal Society
Address:
London, United Kingdom

September 14, 2013

4th Planetary Crater Consortium Meeting

Abstract Deadline: Friday, July 26, 2013.

Start: September 14, 2013
End: September 16, 2013
Venue: US Geological Survey
Address:
Flagstaff, AZ, United States

September 8, 2013

European Planetary Science Congress 2013

The European Planetary Science Congress 2013 will take place at University College London, 08 – 13 September 2013. This attractive location will, we hope, produce an excellent scientific forum, and we also anticipate lively outreach and space industry sessions. As with the highly successful meeting in Madrid in 2012, which attracted over 700 attendees (the largest yet for an all European EPSC), it will provide an attractive platform to exchange and present results, develop new ideas and to network the planetary science community in Europe. It will continue to have a distinctively interactive style, with a mix of talks, workshops and posters, intended to provide a stimulating environment for the community to meet. The meeting will cover the whole scope of planetary science. London is of course one of the great cities of the world, and the meeting is well placed in the city centre. We look forward to seeing you there.

Start: September 8, 2013
End: September 13, 2013
Venue: University College London
Address:
London, United Kingdom

September 6, 2013

NASA Ames Science Night, Featuring the LADEE Mission

NASA Ames Science Night, Featuring the LADEE Mission

Start: September 6, 2013 5:00 pm PDT
End: September 6, 2013 9:00 pm PDT
Venue: NASA Ames Research Center
Address:
Moffett Field, CA, 94035, United States
Cost: Free

August 6, 2013

AGU Abstract Submission Deadline & Associated NLSI-focused Session

Date: August 6, 2013

August 5, 2013

Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution V

The Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution V meeting takes place in Sudbury Canada August 5-8. See http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/sudbury2013/ for details.

Start: August 5, 2013 8:00 am PDT
End: August 8, 2013 5:00 pm PDT

July 31, 2013

Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group – Abstract Deadline July 31, 2013

Date: July 31, 2013
Venue: TEST
Address:
United States

July 17, 2013

Dusty Visions will take place on July 17–19, 2013, at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Start: July 17, 2013
End: July 19, 2013
Venue: University of Stuttgart
Address:
Germany

July 16, 2013

Free Planetary Science Workshop for Middle School Science Teachers and Curriculum Specialists

This 4-day workshop on planetary science at the Lawrence Hall of Science outlines a conceptual flow for teaching planetary science

Start: July 16, 2013 8:00 am PDT
End: July 19, 2013 5:00 pm PDT

July 15, 2013

Lunar Science Virtual Forum 2013

The NASA Lunar Science Institute will broadcast the annual NASA Lunar Science Forum (LSF) as a virtual conference the week of July 15-19, 2013. The conference will be broadcast approximately 6 hours per day between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. PDT, Monday-Friday.

Start: July 15, 2013
End: July 19, 2013
Venue: Virtual
Address:
United States

July 10, 2013

LunarGradCon

Date: July 10, 2013
Venue: Virtual
Address:
United States

July 9, 2013

Small Bodies Assessment Group Meeting – 2013

Small Bodies Assessment Group Meeting Website

Start: July 9, 2013
End: July 11, 2013
Address:
Pasadena, CA, United States

June 26, 2013

Virtual Proposal Writing Workshop

The Next Generation Lunar Scientists and Engineers are pleased to
announce the following event, a Virtual Proposal Writing Workshop, to be
held next Wednesday June 26th, with details below.

-Virtual Workshop on Proposal Writing-
The Next Generation Lunar Scientists and Engineers group is hosting a
Virtual Workshop on Proposal Writing on Wednesday, June 26 from
12:30-4:30 pm ET. The virtual workshop is open to everyone, although it
will probably be of most use to graduate students, postdocs, and early
career scientists. Participants from all research areas, not just lunar
science, are welcome. Topics to be covered include a description of
research grant opportunities, program types and pathways, practical tips
for writing proposals, and the peer review process.

The workshop will be led by Dr. Curt Niebur and Dr. Michael New. Dr.
Niebur is the Lead Program Scientist for the New Frontiers Program, the
Program Scientist for the Cassini/Huygens Mission to Saturn, New
Horizons, Juno, and Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, as well as the Discipline
Scientist for Instrument Concepts for Europa Exploration in the Planetary
Science Division at NASA Headquarters. Dr. New is the Astrobiology
Discipline Scientist and Lead Discovery Program Scientist in the
Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters.

Please let us know if you plan to attend by filling out this short survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/397XL6H

To participate on June 26, visit this url and enter as a guest: http://connect.arc.nasa.gov/nextgen/

-Post-Workshop Virtual Social Hour-
A post-workshop virtual social hour will also take place on Wednesday,
June 26 from 8:00-9:00 pm ET. Join fellow workshop participants and
established members of the lunar and planetary science communities for
informal conversation and camaraderie.
http://connect.arc.nasa.gov/social_nextgen/

Date: June 26, 2013

May 21, 2013

NLSI Workshop Without Walls: Lunar Volatiles (Part 1)

The NASA Lunar Science Institute announces a virtual meeting to present and discuss the latest research regarding volatiles on the Moon.

Start: May 21, 2013 7:30 am PDT
End: May 23, 2013 1:15 pm PDT

April 15, 2013

NASA Headquarters Seminar Series: Ben Bussey Ph.D.

Speaker: Ben Bussey, Johns Hopkins University – Applied Physics Laboratory
Title: “Characterizing Luna Incognita”

Start: April 15, 2013 9:00 am PDT
End: April 15, 2013 10:00 am PDT

March 18, 2013

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC)

For more information, visit: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2013/

Start: March 18, 2013 8:00 am PDT
End: March 22, 2013 5:00 pm PDT

March 16, 2013

Microsymposium 54

Microsymposium 54, Lunar Farside and Poles: New Destinations for Exploration, March 16-17th, 2013, at The Woodlands, Texas, just prior to LPSC 44.

Start: March 16, 2013 8:00 am PDT
End: March 17, 2013 5:00 pm PDT

March 7, 2013

Journey Through the Universe

For more info, visit: http://journeythroughtheuniverse.org/home/home_default.html

Start: March 7, 2013 8:00 am PDT
End: March 15, 2013 5:00 pm PDT

February 26, 2013

Special NLSI Director’s Seminar – LMMP

Special NLSI Director’s Seminar – LMMP
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:00AM PST, 1:00 PM EST, 18:00 UTC
Presenter: Lunar Mapping and Modeling Portal Team

Start: February 26, 2013 10:00 am PDT
End: February 26, 2013 11:00 am PDT
Venue: NLSI Conference Room 107
Address:
Building 17, Moffett Field, CA, 94035, United States

February 21, 2013

Space Horizons 2013 workshop

The upcoming “Space Horizons 2013″ workshop, co-sponsored by Brown-MIT NLSI, will be held at Brown University on February 21st, 2013. The topic this year is “Macro Meets Micro”, with a focus on hybrid architectures for macro and micro spacecraft missions.

For more information, visit the workshop website.

Start: February 21, 2013 8:00 am PDT
End: February 21, 2013 5:00 pm PDT

February 18, 2013

Science and Challenges of Lunar Sample Return Workshop

For more information visit: http://congrexprojects.com/2014-events/14c05/

Start: February 18, 2013 8:00 am PDT
End: February 19, 2013 5:00 pm PDT

January 29, 2013

NASA Headquarters Seminar Series: Carle M. Pieters & David A. Kring

Carle Pieters PhD. , Brown University
The Moon: Brimstone to Keystone, Touchstone, and Cornerstone

David A. Kring PhD., Lunar and Planetary Institute
Discoveries along a Path to a New Age of Science and Exploration

Start: January 29, 2013 10:00 am PDT
End: January 29, 2013 11:00 am PDT

January 6, 2013

The American Astronomical Society (AAS)

The 2012 AAS Meeting will be held January 6-10, 2013, at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center at 300 E. Ocean Blvd., in Long Beach, CA. For more information, visit http://aas.org/meetings/aas221.

Start: January 6, 2013 8:00 am PDT
End: January 10, 2013 5:00 pm PDT

December 3, 2012

AGU

The American Geophysical Union’s 45th annual Fall Meeting is December 3-7 in San Francisco, California! Join more than 20,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders as they gather to present groundbreaking research and connect with colleagues.

Start: December 3, 2012 8:00 am PDT
End: December 7, 2012 5:00 pm PDT

November 27, 2012

NASA Headquarters Seminar Series: Jack Burns Ph.D.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 10:00AM PST, 18:00 UTC
Jack Burns Ph. D., University of Colorado, Boulder
In this talk, Dr. Burns will describe how LUNAR researchers are using LLR to provide the most precise constraints on General Relativity and gravitation, how low frequency radio observations of the Sun will assist us in understanding and predicting solar radiation that propagates throughout interplanetary space, and how low radio frequency telescopes in lunar orbit and on the lunar farside will allow us to probe the first stars and galaxies during the early Universe’s Cosmic Dawn.

Start: November 27, 2012 10:00 am PDT
End: November 27, 2012 11:00 am PDT

November 14, 2012

2012 Canadian Space Summit

Who: Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration
Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
What: 2012 Canadian Space Summit
Where: Department of Physics & Astronomy University of Western Ontario 1151 Richmond Street, N6A 3K7
When: November 14-16, 2012
Website:http://css2012.uwo.ca/

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 14, 2012

Start: November 14, 2012 8:00 am PDT
End: November 16, 2012 5:00 pm PDT

November 13, 2012

Total Solar Eclipse

The total solar eclipse on 13–14 November 2012 can be viewed in the Southern Hemisphere, with a magnitude of 1.0500, occurring only 12 hours before perigee, with greatest eclipse totality lasting just over 4 minutes.

Start: November 13, 2012 8:00 am PDT
End: November 14, 2012 5:00 pm PDT

October 22, 2012

LEAG Meeting

The annual meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG) is October 22–24, 2012 at NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland

Start: October 22, 2012 8:00 am PDT
End: October 24, 2012 5:00 pm PDT

October 14, 2012

DPS Annual Meeting

The 44th annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society will be held Sunday October 14 to Friday October 19, 2012 in Reno, NV. For more information visit http://www.psi.edu/dps12/

Start: October 14, 2012 8:00 am PDT
End: October 19, 2012 5:00 pm PDT

October 11, 2012

SACNAS

The 2012 SACNAS National Conference “Science, Technology, and Diversity for a Healthy World” will take place in Seattle, Washington Oct 11-14. Click here for more information.

Start: October 11, 2012 8:00 am PDT
End: October 14, 2012 5:00 pm PDT

October 8, 2012

3rd Moscow Solar System Symposium

The 3rd Moscow Solar System Symposium on Oct 8th-12th will focus on the exploration of the Moon and Mars

Start: October 8, 2012 8:00 am PDT
End: October 12, 2012 5:00 pm PDT

September 23, 2012

European Planetary Science Congress 2012

The European Planetary Science Congress 2012 meets Sept 23-28 in Madrid, Spain, to cover a broad area of science topics related to planetary science and planetary missions. The program of the congress will contain oral and poster sessions, and it will emphasize workshops and panel discussions in order to have a strong interaction between the participants.

Start: September 23, 2012 8:00 am PDT
End: September 28, 2012 5:00 pm PDT

September 22, 2012

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)

The International Observe the Moon Night has created an opportunity for people to take notice of the Moon’s beauty and share that experience with one another. Through International Observe the Moon Night, we hope to instill in the public a sense of wonderment and curiosity about our Moon. Our partnerships enable us to stay up to date with the latest and greatest scientific discoveries about Earth’s nearest neighbor, and we strive to bring those discoveries to the public.

For more information, visit: http://lunarscience.nasa.gov/inomn/

Date: September 22, 2012

August 5, 2012

Mars Rover Curiosity Landing @ NASA Ames Research Center

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft with the Curiosity rover is scheduled to arrive on the Martian surface at 10:31 p.m. PDT on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. Curiosity will search for evidence on Mars of environments and chemical ingredients favorable for microbial life.

Ames is playing a vital role in Curiosity’s mission. Come talk to the scientists and engineers who are helping make this exciting mission possible, and learn about Ames’ contributions:

http://lunarscience.nasa.gov/?p=4322

Sign up now on the Online Event Registration page!

Start: August 5, 2012 4:00 pm PDT
End: August 6, 2012 12:00 am PDT

July 20, 2012

2012 New Media Practitioners Professional Development Workshop

The 2012 New Media Practitioners Professional Development Workshop will bring New Media journalists and communicators interested in space science to LASP for a two-day intensive workshop with experts in the field of lunar exploration. Sponsored by the Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies (CCLDAS), the workshop will be a collaborative and educational opportunity for attendees to learn about the most up-to-date issues surrounding future exploration of the Moon and other small bodies in our Solar System.

Start: July 20, 2012 8:00 am PDT
End: July 22, 2012 5:00 pm PDT

July 17, 2012

Lunar Science Forum 2012

The 2012 Lunar Science Forum will be held July 17-19 at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California. Visit lunarscience.nasa.gov/lsf2012/ for more information regarding the forum. We look forward to seeing you there!

Start: July 17, 2012 12:00 am PDT
End: July 19, 2012 12:00 am PDT

July 13, 2012

Second Conference on the Lunar Highlands Crust

The Second Conference on the Lunar Highlands Crust will be held July 13–15, 2012 in Bozeman, Montana, at Montana State University.

Start: July 13, 2012 8:00 am PDT
End: July 15, 2012 5:00 pm PDT

June 22, 2012

SETIcon II

Science enthusiasts from around the Bay Area and the country will be gathering for a unique weekend of panels, fireside chats, and special events with some of the most interesting scientists, writers, technologists, astronauts and other creative people June 22-24 at the Hyatt Santa Clara.

Start: June 22, 2012 8:00 am PDT
End: June 24, 2012 5:00 pm PDT

June 18, 2012

2012 Lunar Extreme Program and Workshop

The target audience for involvement in the Lunar Extreme Program is high school students who have already been exposed to physics, Earth science, chemistry, or computer modeling and the teachers of these subjects. Teachers will be provided with small stipends for their time and participation.

Start: June 18, 2012 12:00 am PDT
End: June 22, 2012 12:00 am PDT

June 6, 2012

Dust, Atmosphere and Plasma environment of the Moon and Small Bodies Workshop

DAP-2012: The Dust, Atmosphere and Plasma environment of the Moon and Small Bodies (DAP-2012) workshop will take place June 6-8, 2012, in Boulder, Colorado. It will be a forum to discuss our current understanding of the surface environment of the Moon and asteroids, to share new results from past and ongoing missions, and to describe expectations for planned upcoming missions.

Start: June 6, 2012 12:00 am PDT
End: June 8, 2012 12:00 am PDT

June 5, 2012

Venus Transits the Sun

Late in the afternoon of June 5, 2012, the planet Venus will cross (or “Transit”) the sun. This won’t happen again for 100 years!! Venus will appear very small. Even though Venus is the size of the earth the sun is 100x bigger! For more information visit:

http://lunarscience.arc.nasa.gov/articles/venus-crossing-sun

Start: June 5, 2012 12:00 am PDT
End: June 5, 2012 12:00 am PDT

May 29, 2012

NLSI Director’s Seminar: James W. Head Ph.D.

Date/ Time of Talk: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 9:00AM PDT, 16:00 UTC

Presenter: James W. Head, Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University

Talk Title: “The Moon as a Touchstone for Solar System Science”

Start: May 29, 2012 9:00 am PDT
End: May 29, 2012 10:00 am PDT
Venue: NLSI Conference Room
Address:
CA, United States

May 20, 2012

Solar Eclipse

Watch the May 20, 2012 eclipse of the sun. If you want to safely look at a larger image of the sun, use binoculars to project (NOT look at!) the sun. Practice in ADVANCE of eclipse day! For a video tutorial and more information visit:

http://lunarscience.arc.nasa.gov/articles/venus-crossing-sun

Start: May 20, 2012 12:00 am PDT
End: May 20, 2012 12:00 am PDT

April 24, 2012

NLSI Director’s Seminar Series: Dana Hurley

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 9:00AM PST, 16:00 UTC
Presenter: Dana Hurley, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

Title:
“2-D Distribution of Ice in Lunar Cold Traps”

Start: April 24, 2012 9:00 am PDT
End: April 24, 2012 10:00 pm PDT

April 19, 2012

European Lunar Symposium

The European Lunar Symposium is in Berlin at the German Aerospace Center’s (DLR) Institute of Planetary Research. For more information visit lunarscience.arc.nasa.gov/ELS2012

Start: April 19, 2012 12:00 am PDT
End: April 20, 2012 12:00 am PDT

March 27, 2012

NLSI Director’s Seminar: Jasper Halekas, Space Sciences Lab at U.C. Berkeley

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 9:00AM PST, 16:00 UTC
Presenter: Jasper Halekas, Space Sciences Lab at U.C. Berkeley

Title:
“Using ARTEMIS observations to connect the space plasma environment to the surface and exosphere”.

Start: March 27, 2012 8:00 am PDT
End: March 27, 2012 9:00 am PDT

March 19, 2012

43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

On March 19–23, 2012, the 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas. For more information visit http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2012/

Start: March 19, 2012 12:00 am PDT
End: March 23, 2012 12:00 am PDT

March 18, 2012

Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference

Sunday, March 18th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Town Hall Exhibit Center

As part of the NASA SMD Year of the Solar System (YSS), an Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference is being hosted in conjunction with the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC).

The Undergraduate Planetary Science Research Conference includes:
· Panels on “How to Choose the Grad School Right for You,” “Alternative Careers in Science,” and “Women in Planetary Science”
· Poster sessions where students will present their posters to other student and to the scientific community

Start: March 18, 2012 12:00 am PDT
End: March 18, 2012 12:00 am PDT

March 8, 2012

Director’s Colloquium: The Dark Ages Radio Explorer

The Dark Ages Radio Explorer (DARE)

Start: March 8, 2012 3:00 pm PDT
End: March 8, 2012 3:00 pm PDT

February 28, 2012

NLSI Directors Seminar: Robert MacDowall

Click here to view Online Recording.

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 9:00AM PST, 17:00 UTC

Presenter: Robert MacDowall, PhD. NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Start: February 28, 2012 9:00 am PDT
End: February 28, 2012 9:00 am PDT

February 1, 2012

Workshop on the Early Solar System Bombardment II

The Workshop on the Early Solar System Bombardment II will be held February 1–3, 2012, at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas.

Start: February 1, 2012 12:00 am PDT
End: February 3, 2012 11:59 pm PDT

January 31, 2012

NLSI Director’s Seminar Series: Jerome Johnson, PhD.

Click here to view Online Recording.

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 9:00AM PST, 16:00 UTC

Presenter: Jerome Johnson, PhD. University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Start: January 31, 2012 9:00 am PDT
End: January 31, 2012 9:00 am PDT

January 8, 2012

American Astronomical Society Meeting Austin

Start: January 8, 2012 12:00 am PDT
End: January 12, 2012 12:00 am PDT

November 9, 2011

NLSI In-Person Executive Council Meeting

The NLSI In-Person Executive Council meeting is Nov. 9-11 2011 in Houston, TX.

Start: November 9, 2011 12:00 am PDT
End: November 11, 2011 12:00 am PDT

November 7, 2011

LEAG meeting

The 2011 Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group will be held November 7–9, 2011, at USRA’s Lunar and Planetary Institute, located at 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston TX 77058.
Purpose and Scope

Start: November 7, 2011 12:00 am PDT
End: November 9, 2011 12:00 am PDT

October 25, 2011

First International Planetary Cave Research Workshop

The First International Planetary Cave Research Workshop is a follow-up to the 2008 Lava Tube Workshop held in Grant, New Mexico, which brought together researchers with interests in lava tubes from diverse backgrounds, ranging from image analysis to modeling to robotics.

Start: October 25, 2011 12:00 am PDT
End: October 28, 2011 12:00 am PDT

First International Planetary Caves Workshop

The First International Planetary Cave Research Workshop: Implications for Astrobiology, Climate, Detection, and Exploration will be held October 25­-28, 2011, at the National Cave and Karst Research Institute , 400-1 Cascades Avenue, Carlsbad, NM 88220 USA (phone: 575-887-5518).

The workshop will also include a one-day field trip.

For more information visit the workshop website:

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/caves2011/

Start: October 25, 2011 12:00 am PDT
End: October 28, 2011 12:00 am PDT

October 8, 2011

International Observe the Moon Night

NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., will host a free event celebrating the moon from noon to 11 p.m. PDT on Saturday, Oct. 8 to celebrate the 2011 International Observe the Moon Night. The NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) sponsors this event.

Schedule

Noon to 1:45 p.m.- Try your hand at remotely driving a robotic rover in NASA’s lunar simulation test bed at the NASA Ames Exploration Center.

Start: October 8, 2011 12:00 pm PDT
End: October 8, 2011 11:00 pm PDT

October 2, 2011

DPS/EPSC meeting

This meeting will bring together the international community of specialists in the planetary sciences to present and discuss the latest results of research on the solar system and other solar systems.

Start: October 2, 2011 12:00 am PDT
End: October 7, 2011 12:00 am PDT

September 25, 2011

Field Training and Research Program at Meteor Crater

The LPI-JSC Center for Lunar Science and Exploration is excited to announce a student field camp opportunity coming this fall! The Field Training and Research Program at Meteor Crater is organized under the auspices of the NASA Lunar Science Institute, which is designed in part, to train a new generation of explorers for the Moon and beyond.

Start: September 25, 2011 12:00 am PDT
End: October 1, 2011 12:00 am PDT

September 7, 2011

Lunar Swirls Workshop Without Walls

To view an archive of this workshop, select the session you would like to view.

Background on Lunar Swirls

New Measurements

Swirls are among the most puzzling features on the surface of the Moon. We are hosting an informal one day Workshop without Walls on lunar swirls using NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) remote communications tools.

Start: September 7, 2011 8:30 am PDT
End: September 7, 2011 3:00 pm PDT

July 19, 2011

Lunar Science Forum 2011

The NASA Lunar Science Institute is pleased to announce the 4th annual NASA Lunar Science Forum, to be held July 19-21, 2011.

NASA Lunar Science Forum: Second Announcement

Start: July 19, 2011 12:00 am PDT
End: July 21, 2011 12:00 am PDT

July 18, 2011

2011 Next Generation Lunar Scientists and Engineers Workshop

On July 18, 2011 join the 22011 Next Generation Lunar Scientists and Engineers Workshop, a pre-cursor to the 2011 Lunar Science Forum at NASA Ames Research Center.

Start: July 18, 2011 12:00 am PDT
End: July 18, 2011 12:00 am PDT

July 17, 2011

2nd Annual Lunar Graduate Conference

On Sunday, July 17th, join the the 2nd Annual Lunar Graduate Conference at the NASA Ames Research Center (ARC), preceeding the NASA Lunar Science Forum.

Start: July 17, 2011 12:00 am PDT
End: July 17, 2011 12:00 am PDT

June 21, 2011

NLSI Director’s Seminar: Renee Weber, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Click here to view Online Recording.

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 9:00AM PST, 16:00 UTC

Start: June 21, 2011 9:00 am PDT
End: June 21, 2011 9:00 am PDT

June 13, 2011

LPI workshop on Wet vs. Dry Moon

The workshop on A Wet vs. Dry Moon: Exploring Volatiles Reservoirs and Implications for the Evolution of the Moon and Future Exploration will be held June 13–15, 2011, at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas.

Start: June 13, 2011 12:00 am PDT
End: June 15, 2011 12:00 am PDT

May 27, 2011

Thomas Orlando and Gregory A. Grieves: Experimental and theoretical investigations regarding water on the Moon

Click here to view Online Recording.

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 9:00AM PST, 16:00 UTC

Presenter: Thomas Orlando and Gregory A. Grieves

TITLE: Experimental and theoretical investigations regarding water on the Moon

Start: May 27, 2011 9:00 am PDT
End: May 27, 2011 9:00 am PDT

April 27, 2011

Terrestrial v. Lunar Seismology: Challenges and Upcoming Technologies

Click here to view Online Recording.

Terrestrial v. Lunar Seismology: Challenges and Upcoming Technologies

Start: April 27, 2011 10:00 am PDT
End: April 27, 2011 10:00 am PDT

April 19, 2011

Gordon Osinski: Impact ejecta and melt emplacement on the Moon (and other terrestrial planets)

Click here to view Online Recording.

Title: Impact ejecta and melt emplacement on the Moon (and other terrestrial

planets)

Start: April 19, 2011 9:00 am PDT
End: April 19, 2011 9:00 am PDT

March 23, 2011

Antonio Ricco: Bio/Chemical Analytical Platform Technologies for Low-Cost Autonomous Small Satellites Payload Instruments

Click here to view Online Recording.

Bio/Chemical Analytical Platform Technologies for Low-Cost

Autonomous Small Satellites & Payload Instruments

OVERVIEW: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA (on leave from Stanford University)

Start: March 23, 2011 10:00 am PDT
End: March 23, 2011 10:00 am PDT

March 15, 2011

Terry Fong: Robotic Recon and Follow-up for Human Exploration of the Moon

Click here to view Online Recording.

Robotic Recon and Follow-up for Human Exploration of the Moon

Start: March 15, 2011 8:30 am PDT
End: March 15, 2011 8:30 am PDT

March 14, 2011

Conference on the Exploration of Phobos and Deimos

Meeting Location and Date

The Second International Conference on the Exploration of Phobos and Deimos will be held at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA, on 14-16 March 2011.

Start: March 14, 2011 12:00 am PDT
End: March 16, 2011 12:00 am PDT

March 7, 2011

42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

The 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference will be held March 7–11, 2011, at The Woodlands in Texas.

The 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference will be held March 7–11, 2011, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, located at 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, just north of Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The abstract submission and registration forms are now open.

Start: March 7, 2011 12:00 am PDT
End: March 11, 2011 12:00 am PDT

March 3, 2011

The 2011 LSA 1st International Workshop

LSA 2011 WORKSHOP Purpose & Scope

Recent discoveries by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the LCROSS impactor have proven that the Lunar poles are a dynamic and exiting destination for exploration and discovery. They contain a rich variety of volatile ices and the dynamic dust and plasma processes that have created and modified them.

Start: March 3, 2011 12:00 am PDT
End: March 5, 2011 12:00 am PDT

February 23, 2011

Doug Currie: A Lunar Laser Ranging Retroreflector for the 21st Century

On February 23, 2011 please join the Lunar Commerce Seminar Series for a talk by Doug Currie, entitled A LUNAR LASER RANGING RETROREFLECTOR FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Start: February 23, 2011 10:00 am PDT
End: February 23, 2011 10:00 am PDT

February 15, 2011

Rick Elphic: Now For Something Completely Different: The LADEE Mission to the Moon

On Tuesday, February 15 Rick Elphic will speak on, “Now For Something Completely Different: The LADEE Mission to the Moon”.

Thank you to all who joined the Rick Elphic’s talk about the LADEE mission. You can see an archive of the talk here.

Start: February 15, 2011 9:00 am PDT
End: February 15, 2011 9:00 am PDT

February 9, 2011

Ian Garrick-Bethell: Lunar crustal magnetic anomalies and associated albedo features

Thank you to all who joined the NASA Lunar Science Institute Afternoon Seminar Series. You can view this talk here.

Please join the NASA Lunar Science Institute for our occasional Afternoon Seminar Series.. The next seminar will be on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 3:00pm PST, 21:00 GMT (UTC-8).

Start: February 9, 2011 3:00 pm PDT
End: February 9, 2011 3:00 pm PDT

January 26, 2011

Clive Neal: The Importance of Lunar Science

Please join the NASA Lunar Science Institute for the first ever seminar of the 2011 Lunar Commerce Virtual Seminar Series. Clive Neal will be speaking on “The Importance of Lunar Science”.

Thank you to all who joined the first NLSI Lunar Commerce Seminar Series. You can download a pdf of the talk here.

Start: January 26, 2011 10:00 am PDT
End: January 26, 2011 10:00 am PDT

January 18, 2011

Stephen Mojzsis: What does it matter if there was a Late Heavy Bombardment of the Solar System?

On January 18, 2011, Stephen Mojzsis will speak on “What does it matter if there was a Late Heavy Bombardment of the Solar System?”.

Thank you to all who joined the first NLSI Director’s Seminar of 2011, and the twelfth NLSI Director’s Seminar. Watch a recording of this seminar by watching it online here.

Start: January 18, 2011 9:00 am PDT
End: January 18, 2011 9:00 am PDT

January 9, 2011

American Astronomical Society 217th Meeting

AAS 217th Meeting — 09-13 January 2011 Seattle, WA

9-13 January 2011

Washington State Convention & Trade Center

800 Convention Place

Seattle, WA 98101-2350

Deadlines

Abstract Submission Deadline

9:00 pm EDT, Friday, 1 October 2010

Late Abstract Submission Deadline

9:00 pm EST, Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Start: January 9, 2011 12:00 am PDT
End: January 13, 2011 12:00 am PDT

December 21, 2010

Total Lunar Eclipse!

The last lunar eclipse of 2010 is especially well placed for observers throughout North America on December 21st at 11:40pm PST.

Greatest Eclipse: 08:16:57 UT (12:16am PST)
Total Eclipse Ends: 08:53:08 UT
Partial Eclipse Ends: 10:01:20 UT
Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 11:04:31 UT

Start: December 21, 2010 8:16 am PDT
End: December 21, 2010 8:16 am PDT

Total Lunar Eclipse

The last lunar eclipse of 2010 is especially well placed for observers throughout North America on December 21st at 11:40pm PST.

The last lunar eclipse of 2010 is especially well placed for observers throughout North America. The eclipse occurs at the Moon’s descending node in eastern Taurus, four days before perigee.

Start: December 21, 2010 11:40 pm PDT
End: December 21, 2010 11:40 pm PDT

December 13, 2010

2010 AGU Fall Meeting

13–17 December

Moscone Convention Center

Howard Street, Between Third & Fifth Sts.

San Francisco, California, USA

13–17 December

Moscone Convention Center

Howard Street, Between Third & Fifth Sts.

San Francisco, California, USA

Start: December 13, 2010 12:00 am PDT
End: December 17, 2010 12:00 am PDT

November 8, 2010

Zoltan Sternovsky– The lunar surface: a dusty plasma laboratory

On November 8, 2010, Zoltan Sternovsky will speak on “The lunar surface: a dusty plasma laboratory”.

Thank you to all who joined the eleventh NLSI Director’s Seminar. You can view an archive of the talk here.

See the original posted description for the talk below.


Start: November 8, 2010 3:00 pm PDT
End: November 8, 2010 3:00 pm PDT

October 19, 2010

David Minton: Terrestrial planet embryo migration and applications for the formation of Mars and the bombardment history of the Moon

On October 19, 2010, Dr. David Minton will be the tenth speaker for the NLSI Director’s Seminar Series. He will be speaking on “Terrestrial planet embryo migration and applications for the formation of Mars and the bombardment history of the Moon”

Start: October 19, 2010 9:00 am PDT
End: October 19, 2010 9:00 am PDT

October 5, 2010

Robotic Science From the Moon

“Robotic Science From the Moon: Gravitational Physics, Heliophysics and Cosmology”—

October 5 & 6, 2010

Start: October 5, 2010 12:00 am PDT
End: October 6, 2010 12:00 am PDT

September 18, 2010

International Observe the Moon Night

September 18, 2010
Event hours 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Who: Everyone interested in sharing the excitement of lunar science and exploration at a fun-filled evening with first-hand viewing of our lunar landscape and other celestial objects through large telescopes, while listening to presentations by NASA scientists.

Start: September 18, 2010 7:00 pm PDT
End: September 18, 2010 11:00 pm PDT

August 17, 2010

Yvonne Pendleton: The Nature of Interstellar Organics and Their Relationship to Ices

Dr. Yvonne Pendleton will be the ninth speaker in NLSI’s Director’s Seminar Series. She will be speaking on the interstellar organics and their relationship to ices.

Thank you to all who joined the ninth NLSI Director’s Seminar. You can view an archive of the talk here.

See the posted description for the talk below.


Start: August 17, 2010 9:00 am PDT
End: August 17, 2010 9:00 am PDT

July 20, 2010

NASA Lunar Science Forum 2010

The NASA Lunar Science Institute is pleased to announce the 3rd annual NASA Lunar Science Forum, to be held July 20-22, 2010 at NASA Ames Research Center. This year’s forum will feature sessions on scientific results from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, as well as the presentation of the annual Shoemaker medal and associated keynote lecture.

Start: July 20, 2010 12:00 am PDT
End: July 22, 2010 12:00 am PDT

July 19, 2010

2nd Annual Lunar Scientists and Engineers Workshop

Interested in the future of lunar science and engineering? Want to connect with other like-minded individuals? Then attend the free Next Generation Lunar Scientists and Engineers (NGLSE) workshop!

Start: July 19, 2010 12:00 am PDT
End: July 19, 2010 12:00 am PDT

22nd Annual Planetary Science Summer School

The 22nd Annual Planetary Science Summer School will hold two separate sessions this summer (19-23 July and 2-6 August) at JPL.

The 22nd Annual Planetary Science Summer School will hold two separate sessions this summer (19-23 July and 2-6 August) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

Start: July 19, 2010 12:00 am PDT
End: July 19, 2010 12:00 am PDT

July 18, 2010

LunarGradCon

Start: July 18, 2010 12:00 am PDT
End: July 18, 2010 12:00 am PDT

June 30, 2010

LEAG abstract submission deadline

All abstracts, whether invited or contributed, must be submitted electronically to the Lunar and Planetary Institute via the electronic submission form by 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

When and Where:

Start: June 30, 2010 4:00 am PDT
End: June 30, 2010 4:00 am PDT

LEAG meeting (abstracts due June 30th!)

The 2010 Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group will be held September 14–16, 2010, at the Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street, SW, Washington DC.

Start: June 30, 2010 12:00 am PDT
End: June 30, 2010 12:00 am PDT

June 25, 2010

Nördlingen 2010: The Ries Crater, the Moon, and the Future of Human Space Exploration

CLICK HERE FOR LPI’s Nördlingen 2010 page

Start: June 25, 2010 12:00 am PDT
End: June 27, 2010 12:00 am PDT

June 15, 2010

Jennifer Heldmann: Recent Science Results from the LCROSS Mission

Dr. Jennifer Heldmann will be the eighth speaker in NLSI’s Director’s Seminar Series. She will be speaking on the latest science results from the LCROSS mission.

Thank you to all who joined the eighth NLSI Director’s Seminar. Watch a recording of this seminar by watching it online.

Start: June 15, 2010 9:00 am PDT
End: June 15, 2010 9:00 am PDT

May 26, 2010

EPSC 2010 Lunar Sessions—Call for abstracts

The NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) is proud to be a collaborator in two lunar focused sessions at the 2010 European Planetary Science Conference (EPSC) in Rome, September 19-25 in Rome, Italy.

Start: May 26, 2010 12:00 am PDT
End: May 26, 2010 12:00 am PDT

May 18, 2010

Andrew Poppe: Plasma Physics of the Lunar Surface

Andrew Poppe will be the seventh speaker in NLSI’s Director’s Seminar Series. He will be speaking on observed lunar dusty plasma phenomena, with Plasma Physics of the Lunar Surface.

Thank you to all who joined the seventh NLSI Director’s Seminar. Watch and hear a recording of this seminar by watching it online.

The seventh speaker for this seminar series will be Andrew Poppe, a member of the Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies, the NLSI team led by Dr. Mihaly Horanyi.

Start: May 18, 2010 9:00 am PDT
End: May 18, 2010 9:00 am PDT

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