March 4, 1996
Johnson Space Center
Images and data gathered during the Galileo spacecraft's investigation of Jupiter will be one of the highlights of the 27th annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference to be held March 18-22 at the Johnson Space Center.
Once again, international experts in the fields of meteorites, astronomy, lunar geology and geochemistry will meet at JSCís Gilruth Center for five days of presentations and discussions, including a special plenary session on NASAís Space Science Program featuring NASAís Associate Administrator for Space Science, Wesley Huntress.
"The broad range of topics being presented this year promises another very exciting and interesting conference," said Doug Blanchard, chief of JSC's Earth Science and Solar System Exploration Division. "It's been an extremely exciting year for planetary exploration with the success of the Galileo probe successfully flying deep into the atmosphere of Jupiter and the February launch of the first of the Discovery missions. Iím sure the information presented will stimulate lively discussion and future research."
Conference presentations beginning March 18 are:
At 1:30 p.m. the annual Harold Masursky Lecture will be given by Andy Ingersoll discussing ìProbing Questions About Jupiter.î Immediately before the lecture, the 1995 Stephen E. Dwornik Student Paper Award Winners will be honored.
The 2:30 p.m. presentations include:
March 19, 8:30 a.m.:
March 20, 8:30 a.m.
At 1:30 p.m., Huntress will be joined by H. C. Brinton, T. V. Johnson, and A. F Cheng for a special plenary session on the NASA Space Science Program.
Presentations resume at 2:30 p.m. with:
March 21, 8:30 a.m.
March 22, 8:30 a.m.
In addition to the daily sessions at JSCís Gilruth Center, scientists will participate in two Poster Sessions set for 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 19 and 21 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute. The conference is co-sponsored by the Lunar and Planetary Institute and JSC.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Dedicated lines are available for filing stories from the Gilruth Center.
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