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Event:
2012 New Media Practitioners Professional Development Workshop
Start:
July 20, 2012 8:00 am PDT
End:
July 22, 2012 5:00 pm PDT
Organizer:
2012 New Media Practitioners Professional Development Workshop
Updated:
June 7, 2012

Future Exploration of the Moon and Small Bodies

July 20—22, 2012
Boulder, Colorado
Apply now through June 22

About the workshop

The 2012 New Media Practitioners Professional Development Workshop will bring New Media journalists and communicators interested in space science to LASP for a two-day intensive workshop with experts in the field of lunar exploration. Sponsored by the Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies (CCLDAS), the workshop will be a collaborative and educational opportunity for attendees to learn about the most up-to-date issues surrounding future exploration of the Moon and other small bodies in our Solar System.

Themes

Lunar dust
Asteroids and comets
Google Lunar X PRIZE
The moons of Mars: Phobos and Deimos

Speakers

Dr. Daniel Britt, Department of Physics, University of Central Florida
Dr. Mihály Horányi, CCLDAS and Department of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Dante Lauretta, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona
Dr. Hal Levison, Department of Space Studies, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
Dr. Alan Stern, Department of Space Studies, SwRI

Additional speakers are pending.

Compensation

We are pleased to defray some expenses for accepted attendees. Logistical details will be forthcoming.

How to apply

Preferred applicants are practitioners of New Media with a substantial national or international following and some focus on space science and technology. Attendees may or may not be formally trained in journalism or science.

To apply for our workshop, please access the application at: http://lasp.colorado.edu/ccldasapp. Please note: The application period closes at 5 P.M. MST (7 P.M. EST) on Friday, June 22, 2012.

Contact

Please contact us at epomail@lasp.colorado.edu for questions concerning the 2012 New Media Practitioners Professional Development Workshop; please place “CCLDAS workshop” in the subject.

About the location

LASP facilities are located on the University of Colorado Boulder campus in Boulder, Colorado, at the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. More information about LASP’s location and the City of Boulder.

For more information visit: http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/education/journalist-workshops/2012-mediajournalist-workshop/

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