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Women in Planetary Science event at LPSC – Wednesday evening

March 8, 2012

We’re pleased to announce the 4th annual Women in Planetary Science event at LPSC! 

When: Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
           6:30 p.m.-8:30 pm

Where: Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel (conference hotel)
            Montgomery Ballroom, located on the 3rd Floor 


6:30 pm Buffet Dinner (vegetarian and vegan options will be available)

7:00-8:00 p.m. NEW Panel Discussion: Women On Planetary Missions 

8:00-8:30 p.m. Open Group Discussion and Announcements

Space is limited to 150 people and you must register by March 15! Go to this page to register!

As always, all are welcome regardless of gender. The dinner is being sponsored by NASA HQ so thank Jim Green when you see him.

We’re trying something new this year – a formal part of the program that will feature a panel of women involved in planetary missions. The aim is to help women (and others) in the audience understand what different mission roles are, what challenges and rewards come from them, and how you can prepare and apply to become active in missions yourself. Louise Procktor, Jessica Sunshine, Vicky Hamilton, and Sarah Milkovich will tell you a little about their roles in mission work and then will answer your questions about what it takes to become involved in planetary science missions. If you’d like to submit questions in advance, please leave them in the comments below (or email me at

We’ll also honor Susan Niebur and talk about ways to carry on her work.

Please spread the word and please pre-register. If you have questions about this event, email Faith Vilas (

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