24th Meeting of the NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group
January 26–27, 2021
This meeting is the first of SBAG’s two yearly meetings. After monitoring the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic closely, the SBAG steering committee made the decision to deliver this meeting virtually. The agenda includes an overview of NASA’s missions involving small bodies, various presentations from NASA Headquarters managers, early career science talks, and community forums. A findings report from the meeting will be compiled and presented to NASA Headquarters.
Registration fees are not being collected for this virtual meeting, but registration is required for communication and planning purposes. The number of registrations for this virtual meeting is limited to 200. Registration will close when the maximum is reached or on January 21, 2021, whichever occurs first. To continue receiving e-mail updates about this meeting, including virtual access information, complete the electronic registration form.
Registered attendees will receive an e-mail prior to the meeting from Houston Meeting Info with virtual connection information.
SBAG Early Career Opportunities
We have two opportunities at this upcoming SBAG meeting specifically for the early career small body community:
Invited early-career speakers: We are planning to select up to two early-career researchers to give invited 15-minute talks (including Q&A). Interested undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, and other early career scientists (within 5 years of terminal degree) should submit a letter and a CV to the SBAG Early Career Secretary, Terik Daly (Terik.Daly@jhuapl.edu), via email by COB (5 pm Eastern time) on 20 November 2020. The letter, which must not exceed 2 pages, should explain how the applicant’s work relates to the purposes of SBAG, how the applicants plans to contribute to the meeting, and how the opportunity will advance the applicant’s career. The letter and CV should be combined into a single PDF attached to the email. We encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences to apply.
Lightning Talks: We will provide time on the agenda for early-career scientists and engineers attending the meeting to introduce themselves and their research to the community. The talks will be 3 minutes each. If you are interested in giving a lightning talk, please email the early-career secretary, Terik Daly (Terik.Daly@jhuapl.edu), at least two weeks before the meeting. Attach a single slide, in PDF format, with your name, affiliation, and a figure or two that highlight your research. We encourage presenters from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.
For further information regarding the scientific content:
SBAG Steering Committee Chair
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
For further information regarding early career science content:
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
For further information regarding registration and virtual delivery:
Meeting and Publication Services
USRA/Lunar and Planetary Institute