Dust, Atmosphere And Plasma Environment Of The Moon And Small Bodies Workshop

December 13, 2016 – The Dust, Atmosphere and Plasma environment of the Moon and Small Bodies (DAP-2017) workshop will take place in Boulder, Colorado, from January 11-13.

The workshop will serve as a forum to (i) discuss current understanding of the surface environment of the Moon, the moons of Mars, and asteroids, (ii) share new results from past and ongoing missions, and (iii) describe expectations for planned upcoming missions to airless bodies and comets. It will be focused on the open science questions, the status and future of our supporting modeling and laboratory experimental capabilities, and the definition of the required measurements and instrument capabilities for future investigations from orbit or landed missions.

The program is now available online at:


The talks will be broadcast. Visit the conference webpage for online access information.

DAP-2017 is a follow up on two previous workshops, LDAP-2010 and DAP-2012. Contributions to LDAP-2010 and DAP-2012 were published in special issues of Planetary and Space Sciences. A similar volume is planned to report the contributions to DAP-2017.

The workshop is hosted by M. Horányi and A. Stern, and supported by NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI): Institute for Modeling Plasma, Atmospheres, and Cosmic Dust (IMPACT), the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), and the Center for Integrated Plasma Studies (CIPS) of the University of Colorado.