33rd LPSC Special Announcement

The events of September 11, 2001, have affected all of us in one way or another. Some of the effects will be short-term, transitory phenomena. Others effects may have longer-term implications. Those of us who share the fruits of our labor and exciting new ideas with our colleagues at scientific meetings will find that our past experience with travel may not be what we have in the future. We may also find that LARGE, INTERNATIONAL meetings at government laboratories become difficult, perhaps even impossible, at least in the short term.

Unfortunately, this is the case for the 33rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Because of security procedures that are now in place at the Johnson Space Center, and the uncertainty as to when those would be relaxed to a point that we could run the LPSC as we have in the past, we must change the venue of the Conference. This year the LPSC, both oral and poster sessions, will be held at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center, which is located almost directly across Clear Lake from JSC. Another consequence of this change is that we will have to move the time of the LPSC back one week. ***THE NEW DATES FOR THE LPSC ARE MARCH 11–15, 2002.***

The second announcement and additional logistical information should be available posted on this Web site no later than October 12.

It is our hope and expectation that steps will be taken at JSC to permit easier public access to the Gilruth Center by the time of the 34th LPSC.

We regret any inconvenience that these changes may cause, but hope that you will bear with us, and more importantly, with the LPI staff as they adjust on the fly to what is a major logistical change.


Carl Agee and David C. Black
Co-Chairs, LPSC