NASA Exploration Science Forum

June 26-28, 2018

The Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) is pleased to announce the 5th annual NASA Exploration Science Forum (NESF), to be held in person June 26 - 28, 2018 at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.

NCTS Code: 32417-18


The 2018 Exploration Science Forum will feature scientific discussions about the Moon and other exploration targets of interest, such as near-Earth asteroids and the moons of Mars. Participants will learn about recent mission results and in-depth analyses of science and exploration studies that reflect the direction of the Agency and community. Dedicated side conferences for students and young professionals, along with public engagement discussions, will be interwoven among science topics.

Deadlines & Milestones

  • Abstract Submission & Registration Opens
  • February 1, 2018

  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • March 30, 2018

  • International Registration Deadline
  • May 25, 2018

  • Domestic Registration Deadline
  • June 22, 2018

Call for Nominations

NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) is soliciting nominations for the following SSERVI Awards: Shoemaker Award (lifetime career achievement award in lunar and planetary sciences), the Wargo Award (scientist or engineer who has focused on integrating science and exploration throughout their career), the Coradini Award (mid-career award for significant, lasting accomplishments related to exploration science), and the Niebur Award (early career award for significant contributions to exploration science). Nominees from previous years will automatically be carried forward to the upcoming year. Deadline for nominations is on March 7. Further descriptions of each award and the nomination form may be found at: sservi.nasa.gov/awards