MARS SCIENCE LABORATORY
Program for the Third MSL Landing Site Workshop
Doubletree Hotel, Monrovia, CA
September 15th - September 17th, 2008



DAY 1: SEPTEMBER 15th, MONDAY
 
Welcome / Introduction
 
Habitability and Preservation on Earth and Mars
 
  The following article contains an expanded discussion of material in Roger Summons' talk:
Summons, R. E., Albrecht, P., McDonald, G., and Moldowan, J. M., Molecular biosignatures, Space Sci. Rev., 135, 133-159, 2008.
 
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
 
Miyamoto Presentations, Discussion, and Initial Vote
 
3:00 Discussion
 
South Meridiani Presentations, Discussion, and Initial Vote
 
4:45-5:30 Discussion
 

DAY 2: SEPTEMBER 16th, TUESDAY
 
Nili Trough Presentations, Discussion, and Initial Vote
 
8:45 Geologic Setting, Context and Mineralogy at Nili Trough   [PDFs; 2.1 MB & 33.6 MB]
N. Mangold and B. Ehlmann
 
9:50 - 10:30 Discussion
 
Holden Crater Presentations, Discussion, and Initial Vote
 
11:45 - 12:30 Discussion
 
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
 
Eberswalde Crater Presentations, Discussion, and Initial Vote
 
3:00 - 3:45 Discussion
 
Mawrth Vallis Presentations, Discussion, and Initial Vote
 
5:15 - 6:00 Discussion
 

DAY 3: SEPTEMBER 17th, WEDNESDAY
 
Gale Crater Presentations, Discussion, and Initial Vote
 
9:45 - 10:30 Discussion
 
Summary and Discussion
 
11:45 - 1:00 Lunch
 
1:00 to 5:00 Site Evaluations, Voting Results, and Ranking   [PDFs; 99 KB & 20 KB]
Matt Golombek and John Grant
 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS