Issue 20-23, May 27, 2020
- NASA SCIENCE VIRTUAL COMMUNITY TOWN HALL. MEETING
- LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS DIVISION VIRTUAL MEETING JUNE 1-3, 2020
- 52nd ANNUAL DPS MEETING WORKSHOP, SPLINTER MEETING, AND TOWN HALL. PROPOSAL DEADLINES
- LUNGRADCON 2020 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
- OPENPLANETARY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE (OPVCON)
- 2020 ANNUAL MEETING OF PLANETARY GEOLOGIC MAPPERS
NASA SCIENCE VIRTUAL COMMUNITY TOWN HALL MEETING
Thursday, May 28, 3 pm EDT
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate will hold a community town hall meeting via
teleconference with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and
his leadership team at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 28, to discuss updates in NASA’s
science program and the current status of NASA activities.
Members of the science community, academia, the media and the public are invited
to participate by calling 888-989-9718. International participants should call 312-470-7045.
Both numbers will use the passcode 8137047. Participants must provide their name at
the prompt. A replay of the call will be available for one month at 203-369-3252.
Charts for the meeting will be posted just prior to the start of the meeting and an audio
recording will be available later that day at: https://science.nasa.gov
To ask a question, participants can go to: https://arc.cnf.io/sessions/ykc8/#!/dashboard
Users must provide their first and last name and organization and can submit their own
questions or vote up or down a list of questions submitted by others. The meeting leaders
will try to answer as many of the submitted questions as possible.
LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS DIVISION VIRTUAL MEETING JUNE 1-3, 2020
Hi Planetary Science Community:
Become Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) Member and Register for the
AAS/LAD Joint Virtual Meeting by May 29, 2020
As the Vice-Chair of LAD, it is my goal to encourage planetary scientists to become
LAD members, such that LAD has equal representation from the planetary science
community. If you ever use or need laboratory data for your models or observational
analysis, you may want to consider becoming a LAD member. You will find the right
collaborator for your data needs. If you do laboratory work, you would find a platform
to showcase your work. If you are looking for careers in laboratory studies pertinent to
astrophysics and planetary sciences, LAD provides you networking opportunities. This
year LAD jointly with AAS has their first ever virtual conference June 1-3, 2020.
Registration and program at:
Check out the following links to become LAD member or affiliate for very nominal fee
(Full Member $20, Graduate Affiliate $10, Undergraduate Affiliate $5).
Please pass on this information to your colleagues, who may be interested and encourage
them to become LAD members.
52nd ANNUAL DPS MEETING WORKSHOP, SPLINTER MEETING, AND TOWN HALL. PROPOSAL DEADLINES
The proposal site for workshops, splinters and townhall site for the 52nd Annual DPS
meeting is live. Workshop proposals are due 30 June and splinter meeting and town hall
proposals are due 5 August. More information at
LUNGRADCON 2020 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The 10th Annual Lunar and Small Bodies Graduate Conference (LunGradCon 2020) is
to be held virtually on Wednesday and Thursday, July 1st-2nd 2020, preceding the NASA
Exploration Science Forum (ESF, July 8-10th). With the expanded interests of the Solar
System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), the scope of LunGradCon includes
both lunar and small body science. LunGradCon provides an opportunity for grad students
and early-career postdocs to present their research on lunar and small body science in a
low-stress, friendly environment, being critiqued only by their peers. In addition to virtual
presentations, the conference will feature Q&A panels with various groups to help grad
students navigate the paths to careers in space science. The deadline for LunGradCon
registration and abstract submission is June 19, 2019, 11:59 PM PDT.
For more details, please visit:
or email any questions to: [email protected]
The LunGradCon Team
OPENPLANETARY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE (OPVCON)
OpenPlanetary will host a virtual planetary science conference from June 22-24.
The conference will consist of lecture-length talks from invited speakers, coffee break
/ networking opportunities, workshops and tutorials, and a hackathon. There is no
registration fee, but registration is required. A schedule and registration information is
now available at the conference website:
2020 ANNUAL MEETING OF PLANETARY GEOLOGIC MAPPERS
The Annual Meeting of Planetary Geologic Mappers will take place virtually on
July 23, 2020. The meeting will consist of 5-minute presentations and ten-minutes
of discussion for each speaker. Status reports will also be presented by the USGS
Planetary Geologic Mapping Coordinator and the NASA HQ Program Officer
overseeing the mapping program.
The abstract submission form is now available online. Abstracts are limited to one
page, 250 words, and one figure, and are due June 18, 2020 by 5:00 pm CDT.
Registration is free and available online. The deadline to register is July 20, 2020.
Abstract submission and registration can be found here:
Send submissions to:
Anne Verbiscer, DPS Secretary ([email protected])
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