JANUARY

26-30

Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF-97), Albuquerque, New Mexico. Includes: 14th Symposium on Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion; 2nd Conference on Commercial Development of Space; 2nd Conference on Next Generation Launch Systems; 1st Conference on Future Space and Earth Science Missions; 1st Conference on Synergistic Power and Propulsion Systems Technology; 1st Conference on Applications of Thermophysics in Microgravity. Contact: Mohamed S. El- Genk, Technical and Publications Chair, or Mary Bragg, Institute for Space & Nuclear Power Studies, University of New Mexico, School of Engineering, Albuquerque NM 87131-1341. Phone: 505- 277-4950; fax: 505-277-2814.
E-mail: mjbragg@unm.edu

29-Feb 1

The 1997 International Conference on Mobile Planetary Robots & Rover Roundup, Santa Monica, California. Contact: The Planetary Society, 65 North Catalina Avenue, Pasadena CA 91106-2301. Phone: 818-793-5100; fax: 818-793-5528.
WWW: http://planetary.org/tps/

FEBRUARY

4-5

In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) Technical Interchange Meeting, Houston, Texas. Contact: Stephen J. Hoffman, Science Applications International Corporation. Phone: 281-244-3827.
E-mail: hoffman@snmail.jsc.nasa.gov
WWW: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/isru97.html

13-18

AAAS Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition, Seattle, Washington.
E-mail: iau164@nrao.edu.
WWW: http://www.cv.nroa.edu/library/meetings.html

24-26

Mars Polar Ice and Instrumentation Workshop, Houston, Texas. Contact: Publications and Program Services Department, LPI, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston TX 77058-1113. Phone: 281-486-2123; fax: 281-486-2160.

MARCH

10-20

Formation and Evolution of Solids in Space: A NATO Advanced Study Institute-4th Course of the International School of Space Chemistry, Erice, Sicily. Contact: J. Mayo Greenberg, Huygens Laboratorium, P.O. Box 9504, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands. Fax: 31-71-5275804.
E-mail: mayo@rulhl1.leidenuniv.nl

17-21

28th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas. Contact: Publications and Program Services Department, LPI, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston TX 77058-1113. Phone: 713-486- 2166; fax: 713-486-2160.
E-mail: simmons@lpi.usra.edu
WWW: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/LPSC97

APRIL

18-20

Extinctions in the Fossil Record, Macomb, Illinois. Contact: Tom Witherspoon, 6611 Miller Road, Dearborn MI 48126-1915. Phone: 313-582-3139.

20-26

National Science and Technology Week 1997. Contact: NSTW, c/o National Science Foundation, Room 1245, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22230. Phone: 703-306-1070.
E-mail: nstw@nsf.gov
WWW: http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/nstw/geninfo/start.htm

21-25

European Geophysical Society XXII General Assembly, Vienna, Austria. Contact: EGS Office, Max- Planck-Strasse 1, 37191 Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany. Phone: 49-5556-1440; fax: 49-5556-4709.
E-mail: egs@linax1.mpae.gwdg.de

25-27

Workshop on Early Mars: Geologic and Hydrologic Evolution, Physical and Chemical Environments, and the Implications for Life, Houston, Texas. Contact: Publications and Program Services Department, LPI, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston TX 77058-1113. Phone: 281-486-2123; fax: 281-486-2160.
E-mail: gary@lpi.usra.edu
WWW: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/earlymars.html

27-30

4th Compton Symposium on Gamma Ray Astronomy and Astrophysics, Williamsburg, Virginia. Contact: Tina Obrebski, Code 7650, Naval Research Laboratory, 4555 Overlook Avenue SW, Washington DC 20375.
E-mail: compton4@osse.nrl.navy.mil
WWW: http://osse-www.nrl.navy.mil/cgrosymp.htm

MAY

26-JUN 6

Aspen Workshop on Formation of Extrasolar Planets and Brown Dwarfs, Aspen, Colorado. Contact: Aspen Center for Physics, 700 W. Gillespie, Aspen CO 81611.
E-mail: jane@acp1.zgsw.com

JUNE

2-6

Seventh Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Tucson Arizona. Contact: Michael J. Drake, Department of Planetary Sciences, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, The University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721. Phone: 520-621-6962; fax: 520-621-4933.
E-mail: goldconf@lpl.arizona.edu
WWW: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/goldschmidt.html

8-13

12th IAA Man in Space Symposium: The Future of Humans in Space, Washington, DC. Contact: Terri Jones, USRA, Division of Space Life Sciences, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston TX 77058-1113. Fax: 713-244-2006.
WWW: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/12misf.html

13-18

13th Annual North American Workshop on Cataclysmic Variables, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Contact: Local Organizing Committee.
E-mail: cv@kaya.uwyo.edu

15-20

Gordon Research Conference on Origins of Solar Systems, Henniker, New Hampshire. Contact: John Kerridge, Department of Chemistry 0317, UCSD, La Jolla CA 92093 or Alan Boss, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, 5241 Broad Branch Road, Washington DC 20015. [Contributed papers in the form of poster talks welcomed.]
E-mail: jkerridg@ucsd.edu
E-mail: boss@axp1.ciw.edu

19-25

9th Rencontres de Blois: Planetary Systems-The Long View, Blois, France. Contact: L. M. Celnikier, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, 92 Meudon, France. Fax: 1-45-07-74-69.
E-mail: blois97@mesiob.obspm.fr

23-Jul 4

International Workshop on Synthesis of Light Elements in the Early Universe, Trento, Italy. Contact: Hannu Kurki-Suonio, Department of Physics, Theory Division, P.O. Box 9, FIN-00014, University of Helsinki, Finland.
E-mail: hkurkisu@pcu.helsinki.fi

30-Jul 2

109th Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Chicago, Illinois. Includes: Scientific Symposium on Astrophysics from Antarctica (6/30-7/2); Symposium on Teaching Astronomy in Community & Small Colleges (6/30-7/1). Contact: Annual Meeting, ASP, 390 Ashton Avenue, San Francisco CA 94112. Phone: 415-337-1100; fax: 415-337-5205.
E-mail: lkeechler@aspsky.org
bally@nebula.Colorado.edu (scientific symposium only)
WWW: http://www.aspsky.org

JULY

17-19

Workshop on Parent Body and Nebular Modification of Chondritic Materials, Maui, Hawai'i. Contact: Publications and Program Services Department, LPI, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston TX 77058-1113. Phone: 713-486-2166; fax: 713-486-2160.
E-mail: cloud@lpi.usra.edu
WWW: http://www.pgd.hawaii.edu/metsoc/

21-25

60th Meteoritical Society Meeting, Maui, Hawai'i. Contact: Publications and Program Services Department, LPI, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston TX 77058-1113. Phone: 713-486-2144; fax: 713- 486-2160.
E-mail: cloud@lpi.usra.edu
WWW: http://www.pgd.hawaii.edu/metsoc/

21-25

CHERBS '97-Conference on the High-Energy Radiation Background in Space, Snowmass, Colorado. Contact: Pam Solomon, Code 691, NASA Goddard Flight Center, Greenbelt MD 20771. Phone: 301-286- 8797; fax: 301-286-1629.
E-mail: xrphs@lepvax.gsfc.nasa.gov

28-Aug 1

29th Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Contact: Richard P. Binzel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Room 54- 426, 77 Massachusetts Avenues, Cambridge MA 02139. Phone: 617-862-3698; fax: 617-283-2886.
E-mail: rpb@astron.mit.edu

AUGUST

30-Sep 5

Sudbury 1997: Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution, Sudbury, Ontario. Contact: Burkhard Dressler, LPI, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston TX 77058-1113. Phone: 713-486-2112; fax: 713-486-2162.
E-mail: dressler@lpi.usra.edu
WWW: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/sudbury97.html

NOVEMBER

30-Sep 5

11-14

International Conference on Isotopes in the Solar System, Ahmedabad, India. Contact: J. N. Goswami, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad 380 009, India. Phone: 91-70-462129; fax: 91-79- 6560502.
E-mail: isotope@prl.ernet.in