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Invited Talks & Keynote Presentations

Monday 18 July 2016, 8:40 am – 9:00 am
Invited Talk
The Origins of Phobos and Deimos: An Overview
Dr Pascal Rosenblatt
Royal Observatory of Belgium

Monday 18 July 2016, 1:00 pm - 1:25 pm
Dr James Green
Director, Planetary Science Division
NASA Headquarters

Monday 18 July 2016, 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Invited Talk
Phobos and Deimos as Seen by HRSC on Mars Express
Dr Konrad Willner
DLR - German Aerospace Center

Monday 18 July 2016, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Invited Talk
MAVEN Observations of the Mid- and Far-Ultraviolet Reflectance Spectrum of Phobos
Dr Michael Chaffin
University of Colorado, Boulder

Monday 18 July 2016, 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Invited Talk
JAXA’s Mars Moon Exploration (MMX) Mission
Dr Masaki Fujimoto
Japan Aerospace & Exploration Agency

Monday 18 July 2016, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Invited Talk
Phobos Sample Return: A Study for a Join Russia-ESA Mission to the Moons of Mars
Dr Detlef Koschny
Japan Aerospace & Exploration Agency

Tuesday 19 July 2016, 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Invited Talk
Human Exploration of Phobos
Dr Michael Gernhardt
Chair, Moons of Mars Human Exploration Architecture Team (HAT)
NASA Johnson Space Center

“Near-Earth Worlds” Space Art Exhibit, sponsored by the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), the Mars Institute, the SETI Institute, and NASA. The exhibit will be inaugurated on Sunday 17 July at 2 pm PDT. A highlight of this exhibit will be the display of an original oil painting by visionary space artist Chesley Bonestell (1888-1986) depicting the human exploration of a Near-Earth asteroid.

Mars Institute Asaph Hall Best Student Paper Award
A ceremony will be held by the Mars Institute on Tuesday 19 July at 12:30 pm PDT to present the “Asaph Hall Best Student Paper Award” to the student (undergraduate or graduate) who will have first-authored the most noteworthy research paper presented at the PhD-3 Conference, as judged by the Technical Organizing Committee of the conference.