52nd DPS Meeting


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


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What You Can Expect at #DPS2020 (Slide Presentation)

#DPS2020 Block Schedule  #DPS2020 Block Schedule: Print Version 

Peripheral Events Register Today! Public Scientific Program

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
  • Parallel Sessions that include both Oral and iPoster Presentations 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. Learn how to install and join Slack

Public Events

Tuesday, 27 October
NASA-NSF Townhall 
17:00-18:00 ET
Join representatives from NASA and NSF to hear about the latest news and to ask questions.

Thursday, 29 October

Decadal Survey Townhall 
16:30-17:30 ET 
Join representatives from Planetary Science Astrobiology Decadal Survey to hear about the latest news and to ask questions.

Planetary Art Fair (All week)
The University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory presents the seventh annual Art of Planetary Science 2020: A Virtual Odyssey, an exhibition of art celebrating the beauty and elegance of science. The exhibition features works of art from Tucson and around the world inspired by the Solar System, the universe, and the scientific data we use to explore it. Hosted entirely online, the virtual galleries will be open through 31 October 2020.

Virtual art will be displayed in three galleries: Data Art, Fine Art and Moon Art. For the first time in The Art of Planetary Science history there is a special Moon themed art exhibit to celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, September 26th, 2020!

This exhibition aims to provide a new way of looking at science and the Solar System, to provide a look at the historic impact that the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory has had on lunar exploration and on future studies of the Moon. We present art created from the images, data, equations, and instruments used to study the cosmos, revealing the underlying meaning that inspires scientists in their work. Being able to view Data Art and Fine Art side by side offers the public insight into science and the Solar System in which we reside.


Important Dates:

19 Oct: Email sent to meeting registrants to view prerecorded talks and iPosters 

19 Oct: Deadline for full refunds

26-30 Oct: 52nd DPS meeting

30 Oct: Registration deadline

Follow us on Twitter: #DPS2020

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Gold Sponsors & Gold Partners

AAS Publishing

Contact: Julie Steffen

Twitter: @AAS_Publishing

NASA Planetary Data System

Contact: Tom Morgan

Universities Space Research Association - USRA

Contact: Suraiya Farukhi

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: Bill Bottke

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

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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