Abstract Submissions

The Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) is now accepting abstracts for the 2020 NASA Exploration Science Forum, at the Forum website.

Abstract submission will be open through 11:59 p.m. PDT April 1, 2020.

The NESF is planned to be held in person JULY 8-10, 2020 at the University of Colorado, Boulder campus and will feature discussions on exploration science topics regarding the Moon, near-Earth asteroids and the moons of Mars. Participants will learn about recent mission results and in-depth analyses of science and exploration studies that reflect the direction of the Agency and community. A dedicated side conference for students and young professionals (LunGradCon) will be held, along with sessions focusing on a wide variety of science and exploration topics including the Forum’s first-ever session in the field, focusing on analog studies. In addition, numerous grass-roots, community-led focus groups will meet during lunch breaks at the Forum.

This meeting is open to the planetary science, human exploration, astrophysics and heliophysics communities as well as others involved in the science of human exploration. Please consider submitting an abstract and attending to learn more about current exploration science research and missions as we progress towards a human return to the Moon via the Artemis program!

SSERVI Award Nominations

SSERVI welcomes nominations for its annual awards, to be presented at the Exploration Science Forum. Nominations are being accepted for:

*The Shoemaker Award (lifetime career achievement award in lunar and planetary sciences)
*The Wargo Award (scientist or engineer who has focused on integrating science and exploration throughout their career)
*The Coradini Mid-Career Award (researcher for significant, lasting accomplishments related to exploration science) and,
*The Niebur Award (early career award for significant contributions to exploration science).

Nominees from previous years will automatically be carried forward to the upcoming year. Further descriptions of each award and the nomination form may be found at: https://lunarscience.arc.nasa.gov/awards/

Thank you in advance for your nominations and recognition of those who have contributed so substantially to our field! We do accept nominations year-round, but to be considered for the 2020 awards, please provide your nominations by March 31, 2020.

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