I had the fortune of being able to attend, and even present, at the 49th-annual LPSC (Lunar and Planetary Science Conference) last week, in the Woodlands, Texas (a suburb of Houston).
I really only did two things at LPSC: Listen to various people talking about various planetary science-related things, and look around at the numerous posters and booths stationed there also pertaining to various planetary science-related fields. I did also present a poster myself, on the Thursday, and I grabbed a bunch of quality maps and pens from the booths while I wasn’t talking to a passerby about potential factors driving melt emplacement on Mercurian craters and, by extension, lunar and Venusian (and potentially other worlds) craters.
A thank you to C. Leight and L. Ostrach for the abstract characterizing impact melts on Mercury, since I’ve been doing a lot of looking at Mercurian crater melts recently–and thanks to Dr. Neish for pointing this abstract out to me (since I managed to just miss the talk itself… D: )!
A special thanks to Josh for helping out with some of the cost….
Also, my abstract can be found here: https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2018/pdf/1380.pdf
Josh’s here: https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2018/pdf/2105.pdf
The Leight and Ostrach abstract: https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2018/pdf/2553.pdf
Another big chunk of my thesis came due for supervisor revision this week, too. It’s amazing how much time I thought I had, but didn’t, to work on my first two chapters!
CPSX “Space Day 2018” is also this Friday, but at least this time I have a good poster already made for it. Yeah!
Also, Easter and April Fools falling on the same day…?! Fancy that!
That’s all I have for now. Good day!