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Register for the 50th DPS Meeting

Registration is required to attend the scientific sessions and events held at the 50th Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) Meeting. Registered attendees must display their badge at all times onsite to access these events. Individuals who are not registered for the meeting will not be permitted to attend sessions, events, or other meeting functions.

Registration Fees and Deadlines

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All correspondence regarding registration should be directed to:

Joy Mason
DPS 50
American Astronomical Society
1667 K Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006

Tel: 202-328-2010 x104
Fax: 202-234-7850

Registration Fees

All fees listed are in USD.

31 July
1 Aug.
31 Aug.
1 Sep.
28 Sept.
29 Sept.
26 Oct.
DPS Full Member $610 $690 $750 $820
DPS Junior / Student Member $195 $230 $265 $335
DPS Emeritus Member $195 $230 $265 $335
Non-Member $795 $875 $950 $1,020
Non-Member Student $225 $260 $295 $365
Local Educator (verification required) $50 $50 $50 $50
Amateur / Artist (verification required) $50 $50 $50 $50
Guest / Spouse (no access to sessions) $50 $50 $50 $50
DPS Full Member $480 $520 $580 $650
DPS Junior / Student Member $215 $235 $260 $330
DPS Emeritus Member $215 $235 $260 $330
Non-Member $605 $670 $735 $805
Non-Member Student $235 $255 $280 $350

WORKSHOPS (full descriptions) Fee Registration Required
JWST Solar System Observers Town Hall
Tuesday, 23 October | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm pm
No Fee Yes
Mentoring Workshop
Tuesday, 23 October | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
No Fee Yes
Arecibo Observatory Town Hall
Wednesday, 24 October | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
No Fee Yes
Laboratory Studies of Atmospheres and Plumes (LAD special session)
Thursday, 25 October | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
No Fee Yes

Fee Registration Required

Student & Postdoc Reception
Sunday, 21 October | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

No Fee Yes
Opening Reception
Sunday, 21 October | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
No Fee Yes
DPS Banquet
Wednesday, 24 October | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Student: $50
Field Trip: Smoky Mountains – Geology of the Appalachians
Saturday, 27 October | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
$35 Yes
Field Trip: Blue Spring Cave
Saturday, 27 October | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

DPS Abstract Book — Purchase to receive a printed copy onsite.

CONTRIBUTIONS (full descriptions)
DPS Meeting Carbon Neutrality $25–$200
Hartmann Student Travel Grant Program $25–$200
Susan Niebur Professional Development Fund $25–$200

Please note: The workshops and events listed on this page are only those that require registration through the meeting registration form. There may be other workshops and events during the meeting that are not listed here. See the online program (when available) for information on all events.

Registration Types

Registrant must be under 28 years of age and interested in the advancement of astronomy or related science. Full-time students age 28 or older who are pursuing a degree in astronomy or physics are eligible to register as a student.

Local Educator
Local educators are middle- and high-school teachers and community college instructors who operate within 50 miles of the meeting venue.

Amateur Astronomer
An amateur astronomer is one who does not depend on the field of astronomy as a primary source of income or support, and does not have a professional degree or advanced academic training in the subject.

A guest must be a spouse, domestic partner, or significant other. Guest registration fee covers access to the exhibit/poster hall, opening and closing receptions, and daily morning and afternoon coffee breaks. Guests cannot attend scientific sessions.

Guest Registration for Children
Children 14 years old and above must pay the required guest registration fee of $50.00.

Payment Methods and Receipts

Please note that all fees listed on this page are in USD. Check/Money Order: Make payable to "DPS 50 Meeting."

Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

Wire Transfers: Contact or fax 202-234-7850 for detailed wire transfer information. All wire transfers must be received by 14 September 2018 and will be assessed a $50 processing fee.

Confirmation and Receipts: Confirmation and receipts for online registration appear on your browser screen immediately upon submission.

Need a receipt before the meeting? Visit, select meeting history, then select the corresponding order number.



Please note: Full Registrations may not be changed to One Day Registrations; however, One Day Registrations may be upgraded to Full Registrations at anytime.


Requests for cancellations must be received in writing to or fax at 202-234-7850 by 21 September 2018. No refunds will be given after that date. Please allow 4-6 weeks for all refunds to be processed.

Registration Refunds

  • Through 31 July 2018: Registration refund less a $25.00 processing fee
  • 1 August–28 September 2018: Registration refund less a $50.00 processing fee
  • After 28 September 2018: No refunds will be given after this date.