Cathy Weselby
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

Doris Daou
NASA Lunar Science Institute, Moffett Field, Calif.
July 13, 2010
RELEASE : M10-54
NASA Ames To Host Third Annual Lunar Science Forum
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – Science results from both the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) will be featured during the third annual Lunar Science Forum July 20-22, 2010 at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

Hosted by the NASA Lunar Science Institute at NASA Ames, the forum is expected to attract hundreds of lunar researchers to hear presentations focused on science of the moon, on the moon and from the moon. Senior NASA officials, including Jim Green, director of the Planetary Science Division, and Michael Wargo, chief lunar scientist of the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, both at NASA Headquarters, Washington, are expected to attend. The forum also will host two major special events.

On Tuesday, July 20, at 6 p.m. PDT, the Shoemaker event will commemorate the life and work of Gene Shoemaker, one of the founders of the field of planetary science and a pioneering lunar scientist. The Shoemaker medal for lifetime contribution to lunar science will be awarded as part of this event.

The public will be invited on Wednesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. PDT to hear author and space historian Andrew Chaikin discuss lunar exploration and hear astronomer/artist Jose Francisco Salgado present a multimedia demonstration entitled, "Communicating Science through Art."

News media planning to attend should contact Cathy Weselby at 650-604-2791 or before 5 p.m. PDT, Monday, July 19, 2010, for credentials.

WHAT: Lunar Science Forum

WHEN: July 20-22, 2010: Registration opens at 8 a.m. PDT, sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. PDT

WHO: Lunar scientists, NASA officials

WHERE: NASA Ames Conference Center, Bldg, 3, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

For more information about the Lunar Science Forum, visit:

For the complete schedule, visit:

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