The NASA Lunar Science Institute is pleased to announce the 3rd annual NASA Lunar Science Forum, to be held July 20-22, 2010, at the NASA Ames Conference Center, Moffett Field, California. This year's forum will feature sessions on scientific results from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Lunar Crater Observation Sensing Satellite, as well as the presentation of the annual Shoemaker Medal and associated keynote lecture. As in past years, science sessions are structured to report on both recent results and future opportunities for lunar science, education and outreach.
The conference will review the state of knowledge, and opportunities for science:
Sessions are structured to report on recent results and anticipate future opportunities for lunar science. Presentations on elements of education and public outreach are included to better understand how lunar exploration can be used to stimulate public interest in space exploration and improve science literacy.
The conference consists of invited and contributed oral and poster presentations, together with breakout sessions to plan for the future of lunar science.
The session summaries, along with the abstracts, list of organizers, and participants, will be included in a final report to be posted on the NASA Lunar Science Institute website.
Speakers may either bring their own laptops or bring their presentations on a memory stick and use the computers provided in the plenary room and the breakout rooms.
If using a DVD or any other media with embedded video or movie clips, we encourage you to plan to connect your own laptop to the room’s LCD projectors/system in order to avoid technical issues. A/V personnel will be provided to connect your laptop to the system.
The space available for poster displays is 48” x 48”. The poster area will be open during all normal meeting hours, so authors may install their poster anytime after 8:00 a.m. on July 20. Posters should be removed by the conclusion of the meeting. Authors are not required to be at their posters during poster sessions. Poster authors are also encouraged to bring several press-ready copies of their abstract for the media.
Student and Young Professionals Events
NLSI is very supportive of developing the Next Generation of Lunar Scientists. Please see the following activities listed below, that are occurring before the Forum.
Join the first annual Lunar Graduate Conference, on Sunday, July 18th. More information at http://lasp.colorado.edu/ccldas/lgc2010/
Join the Next Generation Lunar Scientists and Engineers Workshop on Monday, July 19th. More information at http://lunarscience.arc.nasa.gov/events/nextgenworkshop
For further information regarding local logistics, contact
NASA Ames Research Center