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Microsymposium 54

Lunar Farside and Poles: New Destinations for Exploration
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, USA
Montgomery A-C
March 16-17, 2013

Co-Sponsored by Brown University, Vernadsky Institute,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
and the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI)


Saturday, March 16, 2013

1:00 PM
I. Lunar Origin, Internal Structure, and Bombardment History

1. New Concepts on the Origin of the Moon: Sarah Stewart.

2. Global Lunar Interior and Evolution: A Synthesis of New Findings from GRAIL: Maria Zuber.

3. Early Bombardment History of the Moon: Recent Insights and New Questions: William Bottke.

4. Science from the Farside of the Moon: Mark Wieczorek.

3:00 PM
II. Crust and Mantle Mineralogy and Composition: New Observational Constraints and Models

1. Heterogeneity of Nearside and Farside Lunar Crust: Asymmetric Crustal Growth on the Moon Indicated by Primitive Farside Highland Materials: Makiko Ohtake

2. Detection of Olivine Across the Moon and Possible Implications for the Crust and Mantle: Satoru Yamamoto

3. New Insights on the Global Composition of the Lower Lunar Crust: Systematic and Complex: Carle Pieters

4. Lunar Impact Basin Melt Production and Differentiation: William Vaughan

5. Lunar Magma Ocean Crystallization: New Models and Exploration Goals: Clive Neal.

5:30 PM
III. National/International Programs for Lunar Science and Future Lunar Exploration: A Discussion

Russia’s Lunar Exploration Program: Igor Mitrofanov

Japan’s Lunar Exploration Program: Junichi Haruyama

China’s Lunar Exploration Program: Yunzhao Wu

Other National/International/Private Program Contributions: Discussion

6:00 PM
Reception and Poster Session
(on display throughout meeting).

1. Effects of Antipodal Ejecta Deposition from Young Lunar Basins on Landforms, Crustal Magnetism, and Composition on the Lunar Farside and Polar Regions: Lon Hood

2. South Polar DEMs from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter LROC NAC Images and LOLA Data: Mark Rosiek

3. New Crater Counts for the Apollo and Luna Landing Sites and a Revised Chronology: Stuart Robbins

4. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) Multi-temporal and High Resolution Images of the North and South Polar Regions: Emerson Speyerer

5. SMART-1 results on Lunar Farside and Poles: Bernard Foing

6. Lunar global scale crossing wave lineations (GRAIL-MOONCAM): Gennady G. Kochemasov

7. Models showing effects on surface heat-flow of the Moon using new constraints from LRO and GRAIL: Matt Siegler and Sue Smrekar

8. GRAIL gravity posters: Maria Zuber, Greg Neumann, and Dave Smith


Sunday, March 17, 2013

8:30 AM
IV. Lunar Interior, Magmatism, and the History of the Magnetic Field

1. Evidence for a Long Duration of the Lunar Magnetic Field and Implications for Core Dynamo Generation and Maintenance: Ben Weiss and Clement Suavet

2. Magma Ascent and Eruption: New Insights from Models and Observations: Lionel Wilson

9:30 AM
V. Lunar Polar Deposits and the History of Volatiles

1. Polar Resources and Volatile Archives and the Russian Luna Program for Polar Exploration and Sample Return: Igor Mitrofanov

2. Lunar Polar Volatiles: Insights from LRO Diviner: David Paige

10:30 AM
VI. Lunar Farside Exploration Objectives and Destinations

1. Lunar Farside and South Pole-Aitken Basin Robotic Exploration: Brad Jolliff

2. Exploration of the Farside Schrodinger Peak-Ring Basin: David Kring

3. Insight into the Farside Crater Giordano Bruno from Luna 24 in Mare Crisium: Alexander Basilevsky.

11:30 AM
VII. Human Exploration of the Moon

1. Scientific Exploration of the Hadley-Apennine Region of the Moon:

Apollo 15 Commander David R. Scott

2. A New Apollo Baseline Architecture to Explore the Moon:

Introduction: STS Astronaut Jeff Hoffmann (STS 35, 46, 51-D, 61, 75).
Lunar Exploration - Past and Future: Austin Nicholas and Alexander Buck
Synthesis and Future Opportunities: Apollo 15 Commander David R. Scott

12:30 PM: Adjourn.