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Special Event: Planetary Decadal Survey Town Hall Meeting

Published on March 23, 2011

Special Event: Planetary Decadal Survey Town Hall Meeting
Date: March 30, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm
Doors open at:7:00 pm
Location: Conference Room A200

Event Information:

The National Research Council (NRC) conducts studies that provide a science community consensus on key questions posed by NASA and other U.S. Government agencies. The broadest of these studies in NASA’s areas of research are decadal surveys. As the name implies, NASA and its partners ask the NRC once each decade to look out ten or more years into the future to prioritize research areas, observations, and notional missions to make those observations. Drawing on extensive interactions with the broad planetary science community, the report presents a decadal program of science and exploration with the potential to yield revolutionary new discoveries.

The Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society is holding a series of town hall meetings to discuss the conclusions of the latest Planetary Decadal Survey. LASP will host a town hall meeting, co-sponsored by the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), which will include a presentation by survey steering committee member Wendy Calvin from the University of Nevada, Reno, plus ample time for discussion afterward. The meeting is open to scientists, engineers, students, and members of the general public. Admission to the event and parking are free.

For more information about the town hall meeting, contact Nick Schneider at (303) 492-7672 or nick.schneider@lasp.colorado.edu or Leslie Young at (303) 546-6057 or layoung@boulder.swri.edu.

For directions to the LASP Space Technology Building, visit:
http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/about/address-directions/

For more information related to the Planetary Science Decadal Survey, visit:
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/2013decadal/index.cfm

For more information about the Southwest Research Institute, visit:
http://www.boulder.swri.edu/