CALENDAR OF
MEETINGS AND INFORMATION RELATED TO MARS SCIENCE


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Previous meetings

2003

Aug. 5-7: Third International Conference on Large Meteorite Impacts, Nördlingen, Germany. Abstracts due 15 May, 2003.
Aug. 3-8: SPIE Conference: Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology VI information
Aug. 25-29: Short Course by the NASA Astrobiology Institute: Introduction to the Microbial World, Catalina Island, CA. Application deadline is 15 May 2003, information

By the end of Aug. Call for joint science goals and multi-spacecraft activities for Mars missions.
The MGS, Odyssey and MER flight science teams are interested in your ideas for joint science goals and multi-spacecraft activities. Please send your email responses to Candice.J.Hansen@jpl.nasa.gov, by the end of August 2003. Describe the science objective you would like to see addressed and your ideas for joint observations. Arden Albee (MGS Project Scientist); Jeff Plaut (Odyssey Project Scientist); Joy Crisp (MER Project Scientist); Candice Hansen (MMO Science Operations Team Chief) information



Sep. TBD: Mars 2009 Rover (MSL) Concept Review
Sep. 2-6: AAS Division of Planetary Sciences Meeting, Monterey, CA, contact Ted Roush, troush@mail.arc.nasa.gov. Abstracts due 1 Jul 2003, information

Sep. 10-11: Mars Exploration Program Assessment Group (MEPAG) meeting, JPL, Pasadena, CA
Meeting goals:
1. Complete the process of updating the MEPAG Goals document. We will begin the process of defining the required detection limits, accuracy, and precision of the recommended measurements. The Goals document is MEPAG's most important product, and it is used regularly in planning the Mars exploration program-it is critical that we keep it up to date. 2. Understand Headquarter's current needs for program science analysis. 3. Plan the next round of MEPAG analysis activity.
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Sep. 24-26: Fifth IAA International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions information

Sep. 26-28: 3rd European Mars Conference, Bremen, Germany, abstract deadline = 1 Aug 2003) information




Oct 7-10: Harsh-Environment Mass Spectrometry, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. In situ mass spectrometry (MS) in harsh environments-from outer space to Earth scenarios-is becoming a reality. Common features include high reliability, small size, and low power requirements. The Workshop will encourage interaction among those interested in mass spectrometers in harsh environments. Contact Kim Strickland, information

Oct 13-17: Third International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration, Banff, Alberta. Contact Steve Clifford, LPI, clifford@lpi.usra.edu, information
Oct. 23: MRO PSG
Oct. 27-29: Vernadsky-Brown Microsymposium 38, Moscow. Contact Jim Head, Brown University
Oct. 28-30: Space Resources Roundtable V, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO. Indication of interest due by 06-15-03. Contact Mike Duke.
Oct. 31: CNES '07 PDR (CNES)



Nov. 2-5: Geological Society of America national meeting, Seattle, Washington, information.
Nov. 2-5: At the GSA meeting (above), session on The Hunt for Precambrian Life: An Integrated Approach, contact Dave Bottjer (DBottjer@usc.edu) Bill Schopf (Schopf@ess.ucla.edu)
Nov. 10-14: International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, Honolulu, Hawaii, information.
Nov. 16-22: International Lunar Conference 2003, Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Nov. 18: CNES '07 PDR (NASA)
Nov. 18-20: Third European Exo/Astrobiology Workshop, Madrid (Spain). Jointly sponsored by European Exo/Astrobiology Network Association (EANA) and the Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid (CAB), information.




Dec. 8-12: Fall meeting, AGU, San Francisco, California. Abstracts due 4 Sep 2003, information.
Dec. 25: MEX MOI/Beagle-2 EDL



2004

Jan. 1: Nozomi MOI
Jan. 4: MER-A (Spirit) Landing (UTC - evening Jan 3, Pacific)
Jan. 4-7: "Habitation 2004", an international conference on space habitation research and technology development, Orlando, Florida (abs. deadline extended to June 16, 2003) Jan. 4-8 2004: American Astronomical Society meeting, Atlanta, GA
Jan 25: MER-B (Opportunity) Landing (UTC - evening Jan 24 Pacific)



Feb 6-8: Workshop on Europa's Icy Shell: Past, Present, and Future, at the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), Houston. Europa is believed to have a subsurface ocean. This ocean could harbor organic chemistry or even biological organisms. It is also a prime focus of the proposed Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (JIMO) mission. Europa's ocean is currently covered by an icy shell of uncertain thickness. The workshop purpose is to discuss our current understanding of the icy shell, its physical state and evolution, and its interaction with the putative subsurface ocean. Aspects that will be considered include composition, physical state (e.g, thickness, rheology), geologic history, present-day activity, biology, and exploration goals. Observational, theoretical, and speculative presentations are encouraged from the planetary and terrestrial communities. Information.
Mar. 15-19: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, South Shore Harbor, Houston, TX (abstracts due TBD)
Mar. 15: Proposed release of 2009 Mars rover (MSL) Announcement of Opportunity
Mar. 27-Apr 1: Astrobiology Science Conference, Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA.



May 17-21: Joint Meeting: AGU, Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU) - Montreal, Quebec
May 30-Jun 3: American Astronomical Society meeting, Denver, CO



Jun. 15: Proposed deadline for proposals to the 2009 Mars rover Announcement of Opportunity



Jul. 12-16: 8th International Conference on Bioastronomy, Reykjavik, Iceland, (abstracts due 02-15-04) http://www.os.is/~thor/bioastronomy04/ Aug. 20-28: 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence, Italy.
Aug. 24: End of Mars Odyssey Primary Science Mission
Sep. 4-9: AAS Division of Planetary Sciences Meeting, Cambridge, England, information
Oct. 15: Proposed selection of proposals for the 2009 Mars rover Announcement of Opportunity
Oct. 16-19: Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting, Gatlinberg, Tennessee, Contact Hap McSween, mcsween@utk.edu.
Oct. 22: MRO PSG
Nov. 7-10: Geological Society of America national meeting, Denver, Colo.
Nov. 7-12: AAS Division of Planetary Sciences Meeting, Louisville, KY
Dec. 13-17: Fall meeting, AGU, San Francisco, California.
2004 TBD, Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, contact Dr. Rosa Scorzelli.



2005

Jan. 9-13 2005: American Astronomical Society meeting, San Diego, CA
Mar. TBD: Lunar and Planetary Sci. Conf., Houston, TX (abstracts due TBD)
May 29 -Jun. 2 2005: American Astronomical Society meeting, Minneapolis, MN
Jul. 29: MRO PSG
Aug. 5: MRO Launch
Sep. 4-9: AAS Division of Planetary Sciences Meeting, Cambridge, England; http://ast.star.rl.ac.uk/forum/dps2005.html
Sep. 11-16: Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting, Gatlinberg, Tennessee, USA;. Contact Dr. Hap McSween.
Oct. 16-19: Geological Society of America national meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah
Dec. TBD: Fall meeting, AGU, San Francisco, California.



2006

Jan. 8-12 2006: American Astronomical Society meeting, Washington, DC
Mar. 1: MRO MOI
Mar. TBD: Lunar and Planetary Sci. Conf., Houston, TX (abstracts due TBD)
Jun. 2006: American Astronomical Society meeting, Calgary -Proposed
Oct. 22-25: Geological Society of America national meeting, Philadelphia, Penn.
Dec. TBD: Fall meeting, AGU, San Francisco, California.
2006 TBD, Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, contact Dr. Rainer Wieler.



2007

2007 TBD: Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting, Tucson, Arizona. Contact Dr. Tim Jull




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