This year's conference will begin with a reception and registration Sunday, March 17, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Lunar and Planetary Institute. Registration will continue beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Monday morning, March 18, at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Sessions will be held at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 18, and ending Friday, March 22, at noon.
The Galileo probe entered the atmosphere of Jupiter on December 7, 1995. The orbiter explored the jovian system during approach and will continue to do so for almost two years. Invited talks reporting preliminary results from this historic encounter will be given in The Galileo Special Session on Monday, March 18, at 2:30 p.m. following the Masursky Lecture.
The program and first paragraph of abstracts for the 27th LPSC are currently available on line. Late- breaking news or announcements about the conference will be posted, so we encourage you to check the LPI's home page on a regular basis.
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Your conference badge will permit access to JSC at all gates, to the Gilruth Center where conference sessions will be held, and to the travel office in JSC Building 1. Foreign nationals who wish to visit JSC Building 31 or other nonpublic areas at JSC should have their embassies contact NASA to make these arrangements well in advance of the conference.
Conference shuttle buses will provide service between selected hotels (Nassau Bay Hilton, Days Inn, Holiday Inn, Ramada Kings Inn, Quality Inn, Comfort Inn, Motel 6, and Best Western), the JSC Gilruth Center, and LPI. There will be rotational runs in the morning, during lunch, at the close of sessions, and to and from these hotels during special events. Computer displays, exhibits, poster sessions, and other conference-related events will be located at LPI; shuttle buses will make hourly stops there throughout conference week. Your conference badge will serve as your bus ticket.
Ground transportation from Houston Intercontinental and Houston Hobby Airports to the local area hotels at a reasonable cost is available through two shuttle services.
AAA Shuttle charges approximately $10 one-way from Hobby Airport and $15 one-way from Intercontinental Airport. Service is limited to three trips per day from each airport. The scheduled departures from Intercontinental are at 7:40 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 2:45 p.m. The scheduled departures from Hobby are at 8:20 a.m., 11:50 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. The telephone number for AAA Shuttle is 713-338- 7133.
Service from both airports is also available through Galveston Limousine Service (vans and small buses are used for the airport shuttle). This services offers trips from Intercontinental Airport from 7:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m. every 1.5 hours. The scheduled trips from Hobby Airport are from 8:00 a.m. through 11:00 p.m. every 1.5 hours. The rate from either airport for a one-way trip is $15. The telephone numbers for Galveston Limousine Service is 713-286-5466 (Houston line) or 1-800-640-4826.
No public transportation is available within the local area surrounding NASA Johnson Space Center. Taxi service is available from the airports and in the local area. Taxi service rates are $20-25 dollars from Hobby Airport or $50-60 from Intercontinental Airport.
Please contact the LPI Publications and Program Services Department at 713-486-2166 for further information about conference logistics.