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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 Extended
  • April 6, 2018 - Now closed

  • International Registration Deadline
  • May 29, 2018

  • Domestic Registration Deadline
  • June 22, 2018

Poster Information

The space available for poster displays is 48” x 48”. The poster area will be open during all normal meeting hours, so authors may install their poster anytime after 7:00 a.m. on June 26. Posters should be removed on the last day of the meeting. Authors are required to be at their posters during at least one poster session (sign up sheets will be provided at check-in). Poster authors are also encouraged to bring several press-ready copies of their abstract for the media.

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 2018 nominations is now closed. Nominations for 2019 are now being accepted. Further descriptions of each award and the nomination form may be found at: sservi.nasa.gov/awards