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Student Opportunity: Sudbury Field Camp

Status Report From: Planetary Exploration Newsletter
Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013

The Short Course and Field School at the Sudbury Impact Structure is a week-long classroom and field training program based in Sudbury, Ontario. The goal of the program will be to introduce students to impact cratering processes and observe, in the field, the attributes of an immense basin-size impact structure. Sudbury is known for spectacular shatter cones, tremendously thick melt-bearing impact breccias (the Onaping Formation), and a differentiated impact melt sheet (the Sudbury Igneous Complex). Skills developed during the program should better prepare students for their own thesis studies in impact cratered terrains, whether they be on Earth, the Moon, Mars, or some other solar system planetary surface. This field camp is being organized under the auspices of the NASA Lunar Science Institute, which is designed, in part, to train a new generation of explorers for the Moon and beyond. The activity is being led the Canadian Lunar Research Network and the LPI-JSC Center for Lunar Science and Exploration.

Course details are available in our syllabus.

Please pass this information on to any students who might be interested.

Application deadline: July 5, 2013

Required online application form at: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/nlsi/sudbury/

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