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45th DPS Meeting Press Information
Last updated: Friday

Press Registration:

The Division for Planetary Sciences offers complimentary meeting registration to bona fide working journalists and public-information officers. To request press registration, first check our eligibility criteria, then contact DPS Press Officer Dr. Vishnu Reddy.

Press Office:

Location: Plaza Court 7, Sheraton Denver Downtown

 • Vishnu Reddy, DPS Press Officer, 808-342-8932
 • Rick Fienberg, AAS Press Officer, 857-891-5649

Date Press Office Hours
Sunday, 6 October 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Monday, 7 October 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, 8 October 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, 9 October 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, 10 October 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, 11 October 8:00 am – 12:00 noon

Press Conferences:

Location: Governor's Square 11, Sheraton Denver Downtown

Webcasts (now archived):

Press-Conference Schedule, Topics & Speakers

Monday, 7 October, 12 noon to 1:30 pm MDT

  • Mercury’s Entrapment into the 3:2 Spin-Orbit Resonance
    • Benoit Noyelles (University of Namur, Belgium)
  • A Genetic Cluster of Martian Trojan Asteroids
    • Apostolos Christou (Armagh Observatory, United Kingdom)
  • New Insights on Main Belt Triple Asteroid (87) Sylvia
    • Franck Marchis (SETI Institute)
  • Effects of Exoplanet Planetesimal Carbon Chemistry on Habitability
    • Torrence Johnson (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
  • Atmospheres of Potentially Habitable Planets
    • Feng Tian (Tsinghua University, China)

Tuesday, 8 October, 12 noon to 1:30 pm MDT

  • Recent Results and Observations of Tiny Near-Earth Objects
    • Amy Mainzer (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
  • A Comprehensive Study of the Chelyabinsk Meteorite
    • Maria Gritsevich (Finnish Geodetic Institute & Russian Academy of Science)
  • Origin of Martian Low-Aspect-Ratio Layered Ejecta Craters
    • Nadine Barlow (Northern Arizona University)
  • New Hubble Results on Neptune’s Moons and Rings
    • Mark Showalter (SETI Institute)
  • A Survey for Very-Short-Period Planets in the Kepler Data
    • Brian Jackson (Carnegie Dept. of Terrestrial Magnetism)

Wednesday, 9 October, 12 noon to 1:30 pm MDT

  • Diamond in Saturn’s Deep Atmosphere
    • Mona Delitsky (California Specialty Engineering)
  • Forming the Small Satellites of Pluto
    • Harold Levison (Southwest Research Institute)
  • Early Characterization of Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON)
    • Jian-Yang Li (Planetary Science Institute)
  • Will Comet ISON Survive Its Close Encounter with the Sun?
    • Matthew Knight (Lowell Observatory)

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