—— Final Announcement ——


August 1999
Lisa R. Gaddis — U.S. Geological Survey
Charles K. Shearer — University of New Mexico

Hosted By
U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff
Museum of Northern Arizona

Lunar and Planetary Institute
Museum of Northern Arizona
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
U.S. Geological Survey

To combine remote sensing, geophysical, and sample
approaches to address key problems of lunar science and exploration.


The workshop will be held at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Arizona, September 22–24 (beginning Wednesday morning and ending Friday at noon). Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, and the first technical session will start at 8:30.

The Program Committee has planned a program based on the 55 invited talks and contributed abstracts received for the workshop. The presentations scheduled include a combination of overview and contributed oral presentations with ample time for discussion, and a poster session. The preliminary program and abstracts are now available.


All attendees of the workshop will receive an abstract volume. A special issue of JGR-Planets is planned to include workshop and current lunar science results. Depending on the schedule, an additional desired element of this workshop will be to organize the preparation of a major publication summarizing state-of-the-art knowledge of the lunar remote sensing and sample data collection, including characterization of the inherent advantages and limitations of each dataset, and recommendations on how and to what end specific data are best used. The goal of this publication is to provide (1) a summary of what data are available, (2) an explanation of how the data have been and might continue to be used to develop integrated theories for the geologic evolution of the Moon, and (3) recommendations for data to be acquired and future research directions.


The preliminary program is the only form of notification that authors will receive. If your abstract is listed on the program as an oral presentation, please note the time frame shown, and deduct 5 minutes for discussion to determine the length of your presentation. Speakers will have dual slide and overhead projection available to support their presentations. The visual aids schedule should be completed and given to the projectionist at least 15 minutes prior to your talk.

Authors of poster presentations are requested to be available at their posters for discussion during the Wednesday evening poster session. Posters will be allocated a space 40" x 40" for display. Your poster may be installed beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, and the poster display must be removed by 6:00 p.m. on Thursday. Pushpins will be available at the registration desk for poster installation.


A reception will be held at the Museum of Northern Arizona on Wednesday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. following the afternoon workshop session. Participants and their guests are welcome to attend. The poster session will begin at 6:00 p.m. and authors will be available at their poster presentations until 7:00 p.m.


A preregistration fee of $115 ($85 for students) will be charged to participants to cover workshop services that will include group lunches on Wednesday and Thursday. You must preregister and prepay by August 27, 1999, to avoid the $20 late fee. Foreign participants who state on the preregistration form that they have a currency exchange problem may pay in cash at the meeting and avoid the $20 late fee if they return the preregistration form by August 27, 1999. Requests for cancellation and a refunded fee will be accepted through September 15, 1999. A downloadable preregistration form and an electronic preregistration form have been provided.

Walk-in registration will be allowed at the fees shown above, plus the $20 late charge. Check-in for preregistered participants and walk-in registration will be held beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. A continental breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, and at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday and Friday.


A special group rate of $87.00, plus tax, per night for single or double occupancy has been negotiated at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Flagstaff. The group rate is available for the nights of September 21, 22, and 23 (the workshop ends at noon on Friday, September 24). An extension of the $87.00 group rate for additional nights is at the hotel's discretion, due to the weekend demand for rooms in Flagstaff through the month of September. To obtain this special rate you must identify yourself as a participant to the "Lunar Workshop," and you must make your hotel reservation by the group rate deadline of August 21, 1999. In addition, a special rate of $55 for single occupancy and $65 for double occupancy has been arranged for you IF you are on government travel and can provide the hotel with government identification. The hotel address is
Embassy Suites
706 South Milton Road
Flagstaff AZ 86001
Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 520-774-4333 or by sending a fax to 520-774-0216. Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.

The Embassy Suites includes a complete breakfast and happy hour with their nightly room charges. The sleeping rooms are equipped with complete kitchens with coffee makers, refrigerators, and microwave ovens, phones with data lines, irons and ironing boards, as well as the standard furnishings. The hotel is located on Highway I-17 (South Milton Road), one mile north of the I-40 interchange. It is a 5-minute drive from the Flagstaff Airport, and is a 10-minute drive from the workshop location at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

A map of the local area with the hotel, museum, and USGS noted is available for your convenience.

For questions concerning meeting logistics, please contact:
LeBecca Simmons, Workshop Coordinator
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston TX 77058-1113, USA
Phone: 281-486-2158
Fax: 281-486-2125

For questions concerning the workshop program you can contact the conveners:
Lisa Gaddis
U.S. Geological Survey
Astrogeology Team
2255 N. Gemini Drive
Flagstaff AZ 86001, USA

Charles K. Shearer
University of New Mexico
Institute of Meteoritics
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131, USA


Lisa Gaddis — U.S. Geological Survey
Brad Joliff — Washington University
David Lawrence — Los Alamos National Laboratory
Paul Lucey — University of Hawai'i
Clive Neal — University of Notre Dame
Greg Neumann — Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Graham Ryder — Lunar and Planetary Institute
Charles Shearer — University of New Mexico

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