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The Scientific Context for the Exploration of the Moon

Date: 20-22 June 2006

Location: Keck Center 500 5th Street, NW, Washington, D.C., US, 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Rodney Howard
Email: rhoward at
Phone: 202-334-3477
Fax: 202-334-3701



Room 204

Tuesday, June 20

11:00 a.m. Welcome Guests, Introductions - George Paulikas, chair

11:05 a.m. Talk 1: Perspective from SMD Program Management - Mary Cleave, Science Mission Directorate Associate Administrator (TBC)

12:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:00 p.m. Talk 2: Lunar Sample Science and Sample Return - Charles Shearer, University of New Mexico

2:00 p.m. Talk 3: Lunar Sample Curation - Gary Lofgren, NASA Johnson Space Center

3:00 p.m. BREAK

3:15 p.m. Talk 4: Lunar Exploration Analysis Group - G. Jeffrey Taylor, University of Hawaii, via telecon

4:15 p.m. Discussion of Presentations - George Paulikas and Carlé Pieters

5:00 p.m. ADJOURN

Wednesday, June 21

8:30 a.m. Welcome Guests - George Paulikas, chair

8:35 a.m. Talk 5: Lunar Geophysical Network - Clive Neal, University of Notre Dame, via telecon from Perth

9:35 a.m. Talk 6: Lunar Geophysics - Norman Sleep, Stanford University

10:35 a.m. BREAK

10:55 a.m. Talk 7: South-Pole Aitken Basin - Brad Jolliff, Washington University at St. Louis

12:00 p.m. LUNCH

1:00 p.m. Discussion of Presentations - George Paulikas and Carlé Pieters

2:00 p.m. Discussion of White Papers - Carlé Pieters, vice chair

3:00 p.m. BREAK

3:15 p.m. Discussion of Critical Near Term Lunar Science Issues - George Paulikas and Carlé Pieters

4:00 p.m. Overnight assignments - George Paulikas and Carlé Pieters

4:15 p.m. Talk 8: History of Lunar Science - S. Ross Taylor, Australian National University, via telecon from Canberra

5:15 p.m. ADJOURN

Thursday, June 22

The final day of this meeting is closed in its entirety.

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