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1985

 

April 21–22

The Workshop on Clouds on Mars is held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Convened by Bruce Jakosky, the workshop is an activity of the MECA (Mars:  Evolution of its Climate and Atmosphere) study project, organized and sponsored by LPI.

 

June 22–July 2

An Early Crustal Genesis field workshop, The World’s Oldest Rocks, is conducted by Kevin Burke, Lew Ashwal, and Bill Phinney. The workshop is held in the Godthab district of West Greenland, bringing together scientists in the fields of terrestrial and planetary geochemistry, geology, and geophysics to examine firsthand the remnants of the earliest terrestrial crust.

 

August 14

David Gust and Jim Zimbelman, LPI scientists in charge of the summer intern program, conduct a “mini-conference” at which the interns have an opportunity to present their research to an audience of their colleagues, advisors, and other interested scientists and staff at LPI and JSC. The conference is a success, and signals the start of the annual summer intern conference.

 

October 10–12
An LPI topical conference on Heat and Detachment in Crustal Extension on Continents and Planets is held in Sedona, Arizona. Convened by Ivo Lucchitta, Larry Soderblom, and Paul Morgan, the conference is co-sponsored by NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey, the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America, and the Rio Grande Rift Consortium.

 

November 13–15
The Workshop on Geology and Petrology of the Apollo 15 Landing Site, convened by Graham Ryder and Paul Spudis, is held at the LPI. Invited speakers include James Irwin and David Scott, Apollo 15 astronauts, and a two-hour film of the Apollo 15 EVAs is shown at a special evening session.

 

December
LPI completes production of Lunar Bases and Space Activities of the 21st Century, edited by W. W. Mendell.



 

Lunar Bases and Space Activities of the 21st Century Bruce Bills Geologists obtain a wealth of information from the Apollo 15 landing site George Abbey and Robert Crippen present commemorative plaque to Kevin Burke 1985 Summer Interns