WORKSHOP ON “VENUS SCIENCE PRIORITIES FOR LABORATORY MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENT DEFINITION”

The Venus Science Priorities for Laboratory Measurements and Instrument Definition Workshop will be conducted April 7–8, 2015, at the National Institute for Aerospace near the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. In conjunction with a Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG) meeting on April 9th. The objectives of this workshop are to:

(1) present, discuss, and document the status of instrument technologies and to define measurement goals for new instruments; and

(2) present, discuss, and document the status and needs of laboratory experiments in support of fundamental science and mission preparation.

The objectives will be worked as guided by the VEXAG Goals and Objectives, Pathways, and Technology Plan documents. The workshop will form the basis of peer-reviewed papers and other documents.

More information can be found at the VEXAG website at: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/vexag/

Part of the workshop activities will be a public lecture, with presentations by Dr. Hakan Svedhem from ESA and Dr. James Green from NASA.

This is a Venus community event and all are welcome and encouraged to participate in the discussions.

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