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The Sixth Annual Space Science and Astrobiology Jamboree

On April 4, 2018, we will have a full day of talks and poster sessions in order to showcase the work done by the Space Science and Astrobiology Division and Space Science projects at Ames.  Please make time to join us, learn something new, chat with new folks and maybe even start up a new collaboration.  There are lots of ways you can participate: give a talk, present a poster, demo your equipment, nominate someone to give one of the lectures and — of course — attend.
Important Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline:  February, 2, 2018
Lecturer Nomination Deadline:  February 2, 2018
Registration Deadline:  March 23, 2018
Jamboree: April 4, 2018
Abstract Submission  — Due February 2, 2018
If you are interested in giving a talk, presenting a poster, or providing an equipment display, please email a PDF of your one page abstract to mojgan.momenihassan-harati@nasa.gov.   We will be devoting one page in the Jamboree abstract booklet to each submitted abstract — so feel free to use the entire page. In the PDF, please include:
+ Title
+ Authors
+ Science Topic (choose one):  Astrobiology, Astrophysics, Exoplanet, Planetary Atmosphere & Climate, or Planetary Surfaces and Interiors
+ Abstract (one page or less; pictures and plots are great to include!)
In your email please specify the following:
+ Poster, Talk, or Display
+ If Display, please specify space requirements (how much space, is electrical needed, …)
Lecturer Nominations — Due February 2, 2018
We will have two longer (one hour) lectures.  The lecturers will be chosen among the nominations received in the following categories.  (To be considered in either category, candidates should be Space Scientists resident at Ames)
+ Outstanding Early Career Space Scientist — A researcher who has done outstanding work who has not reached their 37th birthday OR have held a doctorate for no more than 6 years (whichever is later) at the end of 2017.
+ Pollack lecture — a Senior scientist who is being recognized for their lifetime achievement.
Nominations should be no more than one page and should summarize the body of meritorious work.  References to the key publications should be included.  It is also helpful to mention previously received accolades.
Nominations will be accepted from anyone in SS.  Self nominations are acceptable.  Any individual can only nominate one candidate in each category.
Please email all nominations to mojgan.momenihassan-harati@nasa.gov
Registration — Due March 23, 2018
In order to have an accurate headcount for refreshments (and to allow us sufficient time to make name tags), we ask that all attendees register by March 23rd.  Any member of the Ames community may attend the SS Jamboree.  In order to register, please send an email to mojgan.momenihassan-harati@nasa.gov with a subject line of Jamboree Registration.  In the body of the message, please specify your name as you’d like it to appear on your name tag.