Tuesday, March 17, 12:00-1:15 p.m, Montgomery Ballroom

Session Chair:
Casey Dreier, Director of Advocacy, The Planetary Society

Debra Buczkowski, Chair, GSA Planetary Geology Division
Linda Elkins-Tanton, President, AGU Planetary Sciences Section
Makenzie Lystrup, Chair, DPS Federal Relations Subcommittee

At NASA Night you’ll hear the official Administration position on this year’s budget request. But at this special Tuesday session, you will have the chance to hear the unified response by the professional societies that represent you in Washington, D.C. and to bring to them your concerns or questions about budgets and future policy.

This session brings together the leadership of AGU’s Planetary Sciences Section, AAS’s Division for Planetary Science, GSA’s Planetary Geology Division, and The Planetary Society in one room
to discuss the unified path forward for the next fiscal year, to provide frank answers to your questions, and to hear your ideas and concerns about issues that matter to you. Even if you are not a member of any one of these organizations, they are working to make life better for all professional planetary scientists and graduate students and want to hear from you.

Scientists at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about steps they can take to build a strong future for planetary science at NASA and to become empowered advocates for their field.

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