National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Lunar and Planetary Institute
NASA Johnson Space Center
|David C. Black
Lunar and Planetary Institute
|Douglas P. Blanchard|
NASA Johnson Space Center
Lunar and Planetary|
is dedicated to the memory of
Eugene M. Shoemaker.
|Where and When||Meeting Format||Special Sessions|
|Student Awards||Special Event||Registration and Logistics|
|Forms and Information|
Oral presentations are scheduled during the conference to allow eight minutes for speaking and seven minutes for discussion and speaker transition. Standard support for dual-screen projection of slides and overheads will be provided in all oral technical sessions. A slide preview area will be available at the Gilruth Center. VCR images can be projected in Conference Rooms A, B, and C. In Conference Room D, a large-screen video monitor will be available. VCR tapes must be 1/2" VHS or 3/4" U/matic.
Poster presentations are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. at Space Center Houston. Authors of papers selected and scheduled for poster presentation are asked to be available to display and discuss their results in the poster area during the assigned time period. Shuttle transportation between the Gilruth Center and Space Center Houston will be available. Each poster will have a space 44" × 44" for display. Requests for tables, computers, video equipment, etc., cannot be honored due to the limited space available for poster displays.
Pathfinder Mission Results
Two special sessions on the Mars Pathfinder Mission and results will be held Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning of the conference. The Monday afternoon session is entitled Mars Pathfinder: Rocks, Dirt, and Air; the Tuesday morning session is entitled Mars Pathfinder: Landing Site Environment and Imaging Results.
New Discovery Missions
Wednesday afternoon, at 1:30 p.m. in Conference Room C at the Gilruth Center, Dr. Wesley T. Huntress will give an opening presentation on the Discovery Program. Additional talks will be given on the recently awarded CONTOUR and Genesis Missions and on the Lunar Prospector Mission in progress.
A New and Enhanced Education
Outreach Special Session
This year the presentations selected for education displays will be included in a special session that will be held at Space Center Houston from 10:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19. Abstracts selected for this session will address the needs of educators in grades K-12. Presentations will include both invited and contributed abstracts. Local teachers are invited to attend this special event. Teachers working with visually handicapped students will be encouraged to attend to see a special demonstration of Stephen Dwornik's Braille map of the solar system. By changing the location of the session to Space Center Houston, and by holding the session during the day, we are hopeful that many teachers, who will be on spring break the week of LPSC, will be able to attend.
Note: Those who fail to attend and do not notify the LPI Publications and Program Services Department prior to the March 6 deadline will forfeit their full fee.
Sunday Night Registration and Reception
The Sunday night registration and reception will take place at LPI from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The location is shown on the local area map. Shuttle buses will operate from selected hotels to LPI on Sunday night. For those driving rental cars, see the information on overflow parking provided under the heading "Conference Shuttle Services."
Registration will continue from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday morning, March 16, at the JSC Gilruth Center. The registration desk will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. until noon on Friday.
Your conference badge will permit access to JSC at all gates, to the Gilruth Center where oral sessions will be held, to Space Center Houston for the poster and education sessions, and to the travel office in JSC Building 1. Foreign nationals who wish to visit JSC Building 31 or other nonpublic areas at JSC need to have their embassies contact NASA to make these arrangements well in advance of the conference.
Click here for a list of local hotels. Although making reservations is the responsibility of each participant, we have negotiated reduced rates at some locations. When you call a hotel, you must tell them you are attending the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference and ask for the conference rate. The locations of JSC, LPI, and local hotels are shown on the local area map.
Message and Faxes
A message center will be established in the registration area in the Gilruth Center during the technical sessions. People who need to contact attendees during the conference may call 281-483-0321. The message center will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Friday from 8:00 a.m. until noon. A fax machine will be located at the registration desk for incoming messages only. Faxes should be sent to 281-483-8722. Telephone and fax messages will be posted on a bulletin board near the registration desk.
Local Ground Transportation
Conference Shuttle Services
Conference shuttle buses will provide service between most hotels on the hotel list (see exceptions noted on list), the JSC Gilruth Center, Space Center Houston, and LPI. There will be rotational runs in the morning, during lunch, at the close of sessions, and during special events. Computer displays, exhibits, 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. A detailed shuttle schedule is now available.
No public transportation is available within the local area surrounding JSC and LPI. Taxi service is available to Clear Lake area hotels from both Hobby Airport (~$25) and Intercontinental Airport (~$60); taxi service is also available in and around the Clear Lake area. Shuttle service from both airports is available from Galveston Limousine Service (vans and small buses are used for the airport shuttle). This service offers trips from Intercontinental Airport from 7:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m. every 1.5 hours for $18 per person. Scheduled trips from Hobby Airport are from 8:00 a.m. through 11:00 p.m. every 1.5 hours for $15 per person. Galveston Limousine Service can be reached at 281-286-5466 or 1-800-640-4826.
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