Welcome! You are invited to attend the 29th annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society. The meeting will be hosted by the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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First Announcement: mailed February 1997.
Second Announcement: mailed April 1997.
Final Announcement: mailed late June 1997.
Site: The meeting will be held on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A map of the meeting site is available. (GIF, ~80K)
Format: Anticipated format is that of a "standard" DPS meeting, consisting of a mix of invited talks, contributed oral talks, and contributed posters.
Meeting Schedule: The meeting block calendar is now available in PostScript and PDF formats. The full program and abstracts for the meeting are now online in HTML format, and the program (no abstracts) is available in text format.
Special Events: Special events during the conference include a DPS registration reception (including the Leonardo da Vinci exhibit) at the Boston Museum of Science, July 27; a Boston Red Sox game, July 29; and a Boston Harbor Cruise (including lobster/clambake banquet), July 30. A calendar with schedules for some of these special events is now online.
Housing: Two options are available:
Transportation: The greater Boston area (including Cambridge) is served by Logan International Airport which is serviced by all major U.S. and many international air carriers. Train service to Boston is available via Amtrak. We now have vital travel information to help conference attendees get to the meeting and housing sites. There is also driving information and parking information for those driving to the conference.
Abstracts: The submission deadline was 1997 June 4, 5pm CDT. Late abstracts may still be accepted. Meeting abstracts are now online.
Meeting Preregistration Deadline: 1997 June 20.
Exhibitor Information: A Postscript version of the exhibit space request form is availble to download, print out, and submit. A form can also be requested by fax at (617) 253-2886.
Public Outreach: A public outreach program in conjunction with the 1997 DPS meeting is being coordinated through the Boston Museum of Science, the JPL Public Service Office, and the Johnson Space Center.
Education Initiative: A Forum on the NASA-OSS Education Initiative is being organized by Dr. Linda French, DPS Education Officer.
Special Needs: DPS members having special needs that must be accomodated in order to participate in the meeting are requested to contact the Local Organizing Committee immediately so that necessary arrangements may be made.
Local Organizing Committee: Richard P. Binzel, Chair
Program Committee: Heidi B. Hammel, Chair