Lunar and Planetary Institute



Organizing Committee


When: September 14–16, 2010
Where: Washington, DC


Abstract Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 5:00 p.m. U.S. CDT (see timezone map)


Deadine for reduced fee:
August 20


Deadline for group rate:
August 14

When and Where

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. The hotel is conveniently located near the L’Enfant Plaza Metro (6th and Maryland Street exits) and within a short walking distance to NASA Headquarters.

Purpose and Scope

The focus of the meeting will be using the Moon as a target for solar system exploration, science, commerce, education, and technology development.

Workshop Format

The three-day meeting will promote community discussion and provide input to the questions to be addressed.  As in previous years the meeting sessions will be populated through a combination of invited and contributed talks, and will be a blend of science, exploration, resources, and commercial activities.

Questions that will be addressed include

Oral sessions, which will be held in Columbia Ballroom I, will be composed of both invited and contributed talks.  Contributed abstracts are highly encouraged and should be centered on the key questions.

Contributed abstracts will also form poster sessions scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, September 15 and 16, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Columbia Ballroom II.

Preliminary Agenda

Tuesday, September 14
Morning Session:  How can the Moon be used to inspire solar system exploration, science, commerce, education, and technology development?
Afternoon Session:  Community updates from NASA officials and community leaders
Evening Poster Session, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Columbia Ballroom II

Wednesday, September 15
Morning Session:  How can data from lunar missions be used to develop future concepts for lunar exploration?
Afternoon Session:  What are the recent lunar science breakthroughs and how can they drive the next generation of robotic science missions and influence the direction of future exploration pre-cursor missions?
Evening Poster Session, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Columbia Ballroom II

Thursday, September 16
Morning Session:  How can commercial partnerships be fostered in the robotic exploration of the Moon?
Afternoon Session:  What are the main technology developments needed to enable a sustainable lunar and solar system exploration program?

Workshop Product

The product of this meeting will be a summary report as a record of community input that will be available on the LEAG website and will be sent to the requisite NASA mission directorates.  This input will be incorporated into the Lunar Exploration Roadmap and presented in a white paper to NASA and the broader community.

Call for Abstracts

Researchers in scientific and engineering disciplines, entrepreneurs, and commercial companies appropriate to the purpose and scope of this meeting are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation. Abstracts should be centered around the key questions listed above.

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 (see timezone map). Abstracts will be limited to one page, including graphics, tables, and references, and MUST be submitted in PDF format. Templates and detailed instructions for formatting and submitting your abstract are provided.

Note: It is in your best interest to submit early to allow for possible technical problems or delays in transmission. Please do not wait until the last minute to access the system; access to the web form will terminate at 5:00 p.m. CDT.

The program and abstracts will be available on the meeting website by July 30, 2010. These files will be in PDF format. Authors should check the online program to find out when their abstracts has been scheduled.


Through August 20 $200.00 Professional / $100.00 Student
August 21 – September 1 $225.00 Professional / $125.00 Student
After September 1 Onsite Registration Only
$250.00 Professional / $150.00 Student

Credit card registrations: Participants registering by credit card must use the secure electronic registration form.

Other methods of payment: Those registering using any other method of payment (check, money order, or traveler’s check) must use the downloadable registration form.

Cancellations: A $25.00 cancellation fee will be charged on all cancellations received before September 1, 2010. No refunds will be given after September 1.


A limited guest room block has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Capitol at the government rate of $229.00 plus Washington DC sales tax (currently 14.5%).  All reservations require a THREE-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY and must be guaranteed with a first-night room deposit with a major credit card.

All guest rooms have complimentary high-speed Internet access.

Cut-off Date:  Reservations must be made on or before August 14, 2010.  Reservations made after this date will be subject to availability and prevailing rates.

By phone:  Call 1-800-HOLIDAY.   Use Group Block Code 2010 Annual LEAG Meeting when making reservation.
Online:  To make an online reservation, access the group reservation page.
Note:  You must first enter the dates of the event (Check In Date:  September 13, 2010; Check Out Date:  September 16, 2010). Any other dates entered will disclose a “not available” message. After you enter those dates, click on the “Check Availability” button and the page on which you can make your reservations should appear.

Check-in/check-out:  Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 12:00 noon.  The hotel will make every effort to accommodate requests for early check-in or late check-out; however, it cannot guarantee its ability to so.

Cancellation Policy:  Individual cancellations must be made via phone (1-800-HOLIDAY) 72 hours prior to date of arrival to avoid a penalty of one-night’s room plus tax, to be charged to credit card provided.  A cancellation number will be provided to confirm the cancellation.


The Holiday Inn Capitol is located less than five miles from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Attendees flying into National Airport may take the Metro to the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station, located one block from the hotel.

Attendees who plan to fly into Dulles International Airport and rent a car should follow these directions: 

Take I-95 North to I-395 North Washington DC.  Follow I-395 North to U.S. Route 1 North (left two lanes on the bridge over the Potomac).  Follow U.S.-1 North to the second traffic light after the bridge.  Turn right onto Independence Avenue SW to 6th Street SW.  Turn right onto 6th Street SW to C Street SW, then turn left onto C Street SW.  The hotel is on the corner of 6th and C Street SW, with the main entrance on C Street SW.
Overnight parking at the hotel is $30.00 per night, plus 12% tax.

Contact Information

For more information about the scientific program, contact

Charles Shearer
University of New Mexico
Phone:  505-277-9159

Clive R. Neal
University of Notre Dame
Phone:  574-631-8328

For more information about logistics, contact

Kécia Mallette
USRA–Lunar and Planetary Institute
Phone:   281-486-2183
Fax:   281-486-2125

For more information about registration or abstract submission, contact

Linda Tanner
USRA–Lunar and Planetary Institute
Phone:   281-486-2142
Fax:   281-486-2125


June 30, 2010 Abstract deadline
August 6, 2010 Final announcement and program with abstracts available on this website
August 14, 2010 Deadline for hotel reservations at group rate
August 20, 2010 Deadline for registration at reduced rate
September 14–16, 2010 2010 Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, Washington DC

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