16th Meeting of the Venus Exploration and Analysis Group (VEXAG)

Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG) Meeting #16 will be held on Tuesday–Thursday, November 6–8, 2018, at the Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland.

Program Committee

Martha Gilmore, Wesleyan University
Robert Grimm, Southwest Research Institute
Candace Gray, New Mexico State University
Patrick McGovern, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Emilie Royer, University of Colorado
Noam Izenberg, Applied Physics Laboratory


The meeting will be held at Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, Maryland 20723.

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A block of rooms is reserved at the Homewood Suites Columbia/Laurel, 7531 Montpelier Road, Laurel, Maryland 20723, 240-360-2725. The cutoff date for the discounted rate is Saturday, October 6.

Group Name:     JHUAPL: VEXAG

Security Clearance

The deadline for submitting a “Security Clearance” application has passed. If you are a non-U.S. citizen and you have NOT submitted your clearance application, you may not be admitted into the APL facility even if you have submitted a registration form.

Program and Presenter Information

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 VEXAG Overview and International Venus Exploration, Guidance Document Revisions, Mission Studies, Planning For Decadal Survey
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Venus Surface and Interior Science, Astrobiology and Exoplanets, Venus Atmosphere Science
Thursday, November 8, 2018 Venus Technology and Instrument Studies

Detailed Program and Abstracts

Author Index

Webex Connection Information

November 6–8, 2018
8:30 a.m. (9 hrs.), Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-5)

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Oral Presentations
A PC laptop, LCD projector, and speaker remote will be available for presentations during the oral sessions. In order to facilitate a smooth transition between speakers, all presentations will be preloaded and tested in advance. To aid the preloading process, create a folder on your flash drive called “VEXAG2018” and place your PowerPoint presentation (PC compatible or PDF) in that folder. Please include your last name in the naming of your presentation file.

Poster Presentations
A poster session will be held Wednesday, November 7 at 4:00 p.m.

Poster Location Building 200, Room 100
Poster Size Maximum 48” (122 cm) wide, maximum 52” (132cm) tall