Live from the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
March 10, 2021
Monday through Thursday, March 15–18, 2021
7:00 p.m. CDT
The public is invited to hear from planetary scientists about the latest research and discussions during the annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) and ask our panelists your questions. Hear about the latest discoveries and the ongoing and future missions at Mars, the Moon, asteroids, ocean worlds, and more! To participate during the week of the conference, join here or check out LPI’s YouTube channel.
Monday, March 15: Hear about new research from the recently opened Apollo lunar core samples with a short presentation by Dr. Juliane Gross, followed by a discussion of the day’s programs (including a number about Ocean Worlds) by L. Miché Aaron, Gavin Tolometti, and Szilard Gyalay.
Tuesday, March 16: Dr. Ken Williford will describe the Mars 2020 mission and Perseverance rover, followed by a discussion of the day’s programs by Dr. Michael Zeilnhofer, Nandita Kumari, and Dr. Angélica Anglés.
Wednesday, March 17: Dr. Renee Weber will discuss NASA’s science priorities for the Artemis missions to the Moon, and Dr. Shogo Tachibana will discuss the findings of the Hayabusa 2 mission’s samples. They will be joined by Lori Pigue and Dr. Xinting Yu to discuss the day’s programs.
Thursday, March 18: Dr. Edgard Rivera-Valentín will discuss Arecibo Observatory’s history of planetary research, followed by a discussion of the day’s programs by Martin Hajovsky and Dr. Anamaria Berea.