Updates for NASA Outer Planets Assessments Group (OPAG)

Next meeting: February 21-23 in Hampton VA; registration and hotel reservations are now open: http://www.cvent.com/d/mtqcd8

The main OPAG meeting will be Feb 21-22, and February 23 will be technology forum to identify (and ultimately agree on) technologies that support near-, mid- and far-term outer planetary system missions.

The agenda will be posted soon at https://www.lpi.usra.edu/opag/.  A major topic of discussion will be revision of the OPAG goals document; a draft will be posted in advance of the meeting.

Early Career Participant Support available for OPAG Meeting

NASA’s Outer Planets Assessment Group will provide travel grants for a limited number of interested Early Career participants to attend the OPAG meeting February 21-23 in Hampton, VA.  OPAG plays a key role in sculpting the planetary science community’s input into NASA activities for outer planets science and exploration.  Thus it is critical for Early Career scientists to attend these meetings both to learn how NASA and Planetary Science programs operate and to represent the community that will work on OPAG-relevant projects in the coming decade.  Selected individuals will present a poster at the meeting on a topic of their choosing.  Interested graduate students, postdocs, and other Early Career scientists (within 5 years of PhD/MS/BS) should submit a one page letter of interest and a CV to britney@eas.gatech.edu by January 16, 2018.  Recipients will be notified by ~January 20.  For more information, email Britney Schmidt at the address above.

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