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SEPM Planetary Research Group

Planetary Sedimentary GeologyPlanetary Research Group

Who is this community? 

The SEPM Planetary Research Group is made up of existing SEPM members with a special focus on modern and ancient surface processes on different planets and moons. This Research Group was newly formed in 2020 to help gather scientists focused on this specialized research to promote discussion and innovative work. 

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Why join this Research Group?

Founding Members

Would you like to be a founding member of this society-backed research group? Contact group organizers for more details on next steps. 

Past Research Meetings

The first in-person meeting of SEPM’s Planetary Research Group will be held at this year’s Geological Society of America’s Connects 2022 annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, USA. 

Who should attend? The SEPM Planetary Research Group and all interested colleagues are invited! No pre-registration or membership necessary, beyond being registered for the GSA meeting.

What is it? The format will be an informal poster session. Please bring any planetary poster you might have, whether or not you have shown it at this year’s GSA, as well as any Earth sedimentary geology poster you think might be of interest as an analog. We especially encourage students to bring posters. We will provide the materials to hang posters. We will have a brief introduction, and then let folks loose to discuss posters and mingle with colleagues new and old. Refreshments will be served.

Where? Room Agate A.

When? Monday, October 10, 2022, 7-10 pm Mountain time

Why? SEPM’s Planetary Research Group provides a unique opportunity to bring together geologists working on the sedimentary record of different planets and moons. We hope this in-person meeting will lead to new ideas, collaborations, and insights.

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Past Research Meetings

The Planetary Research Group hosted its first annual meeting remotely on Thursday, June 24 2021 at 8:30 am - 10:30 am Pacific/11:30 am – 1:30 pm Eastern. Katie Stack Morgan, Deputy Project Scientist on the Mars rover mission Perseverance, presented early results from that mission to the Jezero crater delta. Introductions and extended meeting discussion was also made. 

Meeting Business

Katie Stack Morgan Presenting on the Mars Rover Mission, Perseverance

Want to get involved?

Contact the Planetary Research Group organizers to be added to our custom listserv and be kept in the loop about future meetings, talks and other relevant opportunities. 

Planetary Research Group Organizer:

Dr. Benjamin Cardenas
Penn State 

Questions? Please contact the Research Group Organizer (above) or Cassie Turley at SEPM headquarters.

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