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Barbara Schwartz March 7, 1994

RELEASE: 94-022

25TH ANNUAL LUNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE CONFERENCE TO BE HELD MARCH 14-18

Scientists from around the world will meet in Houston at the

25th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference March 14-18 at the Gilruth Center, Johnson Space Center, to present the latest research findings about the planets and the cosmos.

A presentation entitled "Things That Go Bump in the Night: Shoemaker-Levy 9," will provide the latest information on the comet's collision course with Jupiter. Fragments of the shattered comet are expected to strike Jupiter in July. Also, video of the Moon's surface from the recently launched Clementine spacecraft will be shown in the Gilruth Center during the conference.

"At this year's conference we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first manned visit to the Moon," said Dr. Douglas P. Blanchard, Chief of JSC's Solar System Exploration Division. "While we will discuss ongoing lunar and planetary research, we will emphasize what we are learning about the universe now and how that influences future exploration. In the quarter of a century that this conference has been held, the amount of information exchanged and the relationships formed have been invaluable to the scientific community."

A conference agenda is attached.

AGENDA


25TH ANNUAL LUNAR AND PLANETARY

SCIEINCE CONFERENCE


All sessions held at the Gilruth Center in the following rooms except where noted:

Room A: Room 104

Room B: The old gym.

Room C: The new gym.

Room D: Room 206 (upstairs)

Monday, March 14

8:30 a.m. Room A Venus Gravity and Interior Processes

Room B Origins of Planetary Systems: Session dedicated

to the memory of Hans Suess

Room C Asteroidal and Planetary Basalts

1:30 p.m. Room A Venus Tectonism

Room B Lunar Geology and Global Evolution

Room C Refractory Inclusions

5 p.m. Room A Reception to honor the

1993 Stephen E. Dwornik Student Paper Award

and the 1993 G. K. Gilbert Award Winner

Tuesday, March 15

8:30 a.m. Room A Planetary Volcanism: Venus and Earth

Room B Outer Solar System

Room C Isotope Anomalies, Nebular Processes, and

Timescales

Room D Lunar Regolith: Processes and Products

1:30 p.m. Room A Venus Surface Properties and Resurfacing

Room B Things That Go Bump in the Night:

Shoemaker-Levy 9

Room C Interstellar Grains and Astrophysical Settings

Room D Moon Rocks, Mostly Highland

3:30 Room B Metal-Rich Meteorites

6:30 LPI Poster Session I--Education Session Displays--

Integrating Planetary Science Into the Curriculum

Wednesday, March 16

8:30 a.m. Room A Interplanetary Dust Particles

Room B Lunar Remote Sensing and Remote Sensing

Techniques

Room C Ordinary Chondrites

1:30 p.m. Room A Martian Geomorphology

Room B Planetary Differentiation and Processes:

Session dedicated to the memory of Ted Ringwood

Room C Special Session "Mercury: Ground-based and

Space-based Exploration"

Room D Solar and Cosmogenic Components

Thursday, March 17

8:30 a.m. Room A Mars Remote Sensing and Surface Composition:

Session dedicated to the memory of

Roger G. Burns

Room B Terrestrial Impacts: Holes from Beyond

Room C Chondrules

Room D Dimensionally Challenged Objects:

Gaspra, Ida, Comets, and IDPs

1:30 p.m. Room A Asteroids

Room B Impact Experimentation and Theory: Guns and

Coders

Room C Primitive and Differentiated Achondrites

Room D Mars and Venus: Atmospheres, Dust, and

Weathering

6:30 p.m. LPI Poster Session II--Education Session Displays--

Integrating Planetary Science Into the Curriculum

Friday, March 18

8:30 a.m. Room A Martian Geophysics and Impact Processes

Room B Impact Materials: Shock Geotherapy

Room C Carbonaceous Chondrites, Enstatite Chondrites,

and Kaidun

 

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