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Share Your Programs at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

Posted on December 11, 2017 - 10:01 PM CST

Tags: SMD E/PO Community | Scientists | Planetary Science

There are a variety of education and public engagement opportunities for scientists, students, and the public at the 2018 LPSC conference.  Please join us and invite your scientists to participate in student and public engagement activities.

Submit an Abstract —

The LPSC abstract deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 5pm US Central Standard Time.  In addition to abstracts on a variety of planetary science topics, we are soliciting abstracts for Education and Public Engagement posters.  College faculty are encouraged to assist their undergraduate and graduate students in submitting planetary research abstracts, and all are invited to submit abstracts sharing their education and public engagement efforts. For more information on submitting an abstract, go to

Participate as a Mentor, Reviewer, or Presenter

LPI invites planetary scientists to volunteer on Sunday afternoon, March 18 as mentors and reviewers for the Early Career Presenters Review and to present their science or conduct hands-on activities at Planetary Palooza.  Volunteers are invited to mentor undergraduate students, meeting before conference presentations on Monday morning, March 19.  Please email to volunteer as an undergraduate mentor or reviewer, or as a presenter.

Scientist and Public Engagement Sessions

The Lunar and Planetary Institute will be conducting sessions on Sunday afternoon, March 19, for planetary scientists, students, and educators.

Early Career Presenters Review

All students, post-docs, and other early career scientists preparing to present research at the 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference are invited to present their LPSC 2018 oral or poster presentation and receive feedback from experienced scientists before presenting during the regular meeting. Details and free registration will be available mid-January. Presenters and scientists wishing to participate as reviewers, are encouraged to contact Andy Shaner at with any questions.

 Planetary Science Palooza

All members of the public, including students, educators, program leaders, amateur astronomers, and their families are invited to the LPSC Planetary Science Palooza!  Explore hands-on activities and hear the latest findings from experts attending the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference!  More details will be available by mid-January. For more information, contact