52nd DPS Meeting


DPS 2020
52nd Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences
Virtually Anywhere
26 – 30 October 2020

#DPS2020 Block Schedule  #DPS2020 Block Schedule: Print Version 

Register Today!

The AAS Division for Planetary Sciences will host their 52nd Annual Meeting this 26-30 October in a virtual platform. The Scientific and Virtual Organizing Committees have developed a rich program which will include FIVE days of:

  • Plenary Sessions with Prerecorded Talks and Live Panel Discussions
  • Oral Sessions (Prerecorded Talks) and iPosters with Live Topical Discussions
  • Ongoing Asynchronous Topical Discussions via Slack
  • Exhibitors with Dedicated Visiting Hours
  • Exhibit, Partner and Sponsor Webinars 
  • Career Center
  • Social and Networking Events
  • Early Career Events

Slack for #DPS2020

Asynchronous topical discussions will be conducted via Slack, a free and secure messaging service that can be used in a Web browser, in a standalone application on your computer, or via a mobile app available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. DPS 52 discussions will be organized by session into Slack “channels” and will be accessible only to registered meeting participants. The AAS will begin sending Slack login information to meeting registrants on 19 October.

DPS Invites Applications for New Fund for Unrepresented Minority Communities in Planetary Science

The DPS is offering funds to encourage and support participation of students, scientists, and other space professionals who are members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. In partnership with the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP), awards are available for members of Black/African American, Indigenous, and/or Latinx communities to support attendance at the annual DPS meeting and/or the annual NSBP meeting. The fund is intended to support some travel (when meetings are in person and not virtual) and meeting registration fees, and applicants may also request coverage for society membership fees.

Apply by 13 October

Important Dates:

17 Sep: Exhibit Booth order deadline

1 Oct: Exhibit Booth content upload deadline

5 Oct: Presenter deadline to register

9 Oct: Deadline to upload prerecorded talks and publish iPosters; note that authors can edit their iPosters through the end of the meeting on 30 Oct

19 Oct: Registrants will be sent invitations to join the DPS Slack site

19 Oct: Prerecorded talks and iPosters available for viewing by meeting registrants

19 Oct: Deadline for full refunds

26-30 Oct: 52nd DPS meeting

30 Oct: Registration deadline

Follow us on Twitter: #DPS2020

Gold Sponsors. & Gold Partners

AAS Publishing

Contact: Julie Steffen

Twitter: @AAS_Publishing

NASA Planetary Data System

Contact: Tom Morgan

Silver Sponsors & Silver Partners

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)

Contact: Nanci Reich

Twitter: @AURADC



Contact: Tessa de Roo

Twitter: @ELSenviron

Southwest Research Institute

Southwest Research Institute

Contact: Tracy Becker

Twitter: @SWRI

Space Telescope Science Institute

Space Telescope Science Institute

Contact: Mitch Watkins

Twitter: @SpaceTelescope

TREX (Toolbox for Research and Exploration)

TREX (Toolbox for Research and Exploration)

Contact: Amanda Hendrix

Twitter: @trex_sservi

Bronze Sponsors & Bronze Partners

Ball Aerospace

Ball Aerospace

Contact: Peggy Irwin

Twitter: @BallAerospace

NASA Exoplanet Science Institute

NASA Exoplanet Science Institute

Contact: Ellen O'Leary

NASA Infrared Telescope Facility

NASA Infrared Telescope Facility

Contact: Bobby Bus

Planetary Science Institute

Planetary Science Institute

Contact: Mark Sykes

Twitter: @planetarysci

Astrophysics data system logo

Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System

Contact: Donna Thompson

Twitter: @adsabs

University of Central Florida, Department of Physics

University of Central Florida, Department of Physics

Contact: Kerri Donaldson Hanna

Twitter: @UCFPlanetary


Astro Haven Enterprises

Astro Haven Enterprises

Contact: David Brotherston

IPAC Archive


Contact: Janice Lee

Twitter: @caltechipac

Lunar and Planetary Institute

Lunar and Planetary Institute

Contact: Julie Tygielski

Twitter: @LPItoday

Space Dynamics Laboratory

Space Dynamics Laboratory

Contact: Yvonne Polak



Contact: Emily Rice

Twitter: @STARtorialist

The University of Arizona Press

University of Arizona Press

Contact: Savannah Hicks

Twitter: @AZPress