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HabWorlds 2021 Abstracts now available on ADS!

The abstracts from the HabWorlds 2021 workshop are now fully online! They are indexed on ADS and accessible at this link: https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/search/p_=0&q=bibcode%3A%222021BAAS…53c*%22&sort=date%20desc%2C%20bibcode%20desc

Submit to the NExSS Publication Bulletin

Have you published a paper on your NExSS-related research lately that you’d like to share with the entire community? Submit its information to the NExSS Publication Bulletin! Send the title, author(s), the DOI / arXiv information (if available), a 1 sentence summarizing your results, and a 1 sentence summarizing the relevance of your work to NExSS to Denise Gosé at gosed@arizona.edu. You can also put links to your work in the #publications channel in the NExSS Slack workspace.

Outer Planets Assessment Group Meeting (OPAG)
August 30-September 1, 2021 (virtual)

OPAG is NASA’s community-based forum designed to provide science input for planning and prioritizing outer planet exploration activities for the next several decades. The focus of this meeting will be on aspects of the Decadal Survey that are relevant to OPAG. Posters are encouraged on topics relevant to outer planets, including (but not limited to) science, instruments, mission concepts, and technology. https://www.lpi.usra.edu/opag/meetings/upcoming/

53rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences
October 3–8. 2021 (virtual)

DPS 2021 will bring the most cutting-edge planetary science to you wherever you are, and even more opportunities for scientific discussions and opportunities to connect with colleagues. This year’s annual meeting will include asynchronously scheduled professional development workshops intended to smooth career transitions and foster new opportunities. Also new in the last year is a fund to support underrepresented communities in planetary science to attend the DPS meeting and the annual meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists. The abstract deadline for the DPS 2021 meeting has passed, but the registration deadline is September 9th. https://aas.org/meetings/dps53

Europlanet Science Congress 2021
September 13–24th, 2021 (virtual)

The Europlanet Science Congress (formerly the European Planetary Science Congress) is the annual meeting place of the Europlanet Society. With a track record of 15 years and regularly attracting around 1000 participants, the Europlanet Science Congress is the largest planetary science meeting in Europe. The deadline for early registration for the EPSC 2021 meeting has passed, but regular registration is open until the conference start. No refunds will be given for any reason after August 31st, 2021. https://www.epsc2021.eu/home.html

American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting
December 13–17, 2021 (virtual and in New Orleans, LA)

The largest meeting of geoscientists is back in a hybrid version in 2021! While the abstract deadline has passed, abstracts for late-breaking sessions will still be accepted until August 31st. Registration will open on September 1st and early bird registration will last until November 3rd. https://www.agu.org/Fall-Meeting

239th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society
January 9–13, 2022
Salt Lake City, UT

Abstract submission will soon be open for the next meeting of AAS. Abstracts are due October 12, 2021. All speakers must register for the conference by December 16th, 2021. Note: all speakers in these sessions/workshops/splinters will need to be physically present in Salt Lake City. This includes poster presentations. Read more at the conference’s website: https://aas.org/meetings/aas239

Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon) 2022
May 15–20, 2022
Atlanta, GA (at the Hilton Atlanta Downtown)

AbSciCon, the conference brings the astrobiology community together every two years to share research, collaborate, and plan for the future, will be held 15-20 May 2022. NASA and the American Geophysical Union decided to move the 2021 conference to these new dates to facilitate a robust gathering of scientists in Atlanta and in an online capacity. Origins and Exploration: From Stars to Cells is the theme.

Session proposals are currently being accepted and will be until September 22nd, 2021. The abstract submission form will open in November 2021 and close in January 2022. For more information, please visit the AbSciCon22 webpage: https://www.agu.org/abscicon?mkt_tok=OTg3LUlHVC01NzIAAAF_IkjohKR9aph7mcTrU4r305musPhPH-Z-W1iiqNhET65xuKo07f7a2Kke0AXaY9TYlXAFf4Ognj6GRVeRC32hbDDZIVabrYXVemdWD1I

Exoplanets in our Backyard 2.0 (EioB 2.0)
November 9–11, 2022
Venue TBD

The Exoplanets in Our Backyard (EioB) workshop represents a partnership between ExoPAG, OPAG, VEXAG, and MEPAG. Workshop goals include examining and discussing exoplanet and solar system synergies on planetary properties, formation, evolution, and habitability. The first EioB workshop succeeded in its goal of fostering and building new collaborations among scientists in the solar system and exoplanet communities and provided guidance regarding the direction of future exploration and observations of worlds in the solar system and beyond. With the recent selection of new planetary science Discovery missions, the launch and early observational results from JWST, and the expected results related to planetary atmospheres within the next year, the next workshop, EioB-2.0,  will continue to highlight the connectivity between the two communities. The content and format of the first Exoplanets in our Backyard meeting were regarded favorably by attendees as described in our white paper submitted to the Planetary Decadal Survey: https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.09231 

The EioB meeting series is a truly collaborative effort between communities, and the goal of the upcoming second meeting is to provide a venue to further foster the interactions. We hope to see you there!