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Special Activities & Events

Town Hall Meetings

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Public Lecture

Thursday, 18 December, 1900h
San Francisco Exploratorium
Phoenix in Winter Wonderland
Presented by: Peter Smith, University of Arizona

Phoenix recently completed a five-month-long investigation of the Martian arctic and found water ice just beneath the dry surface soil. Comparing Antarctic dry valleys with the Martian polar plains leads to the conclusion that liquid water helped create the minerals in the soil. Snow has been observed falling from overlying clouds and frost is seen on the surface. Water is clearly part of the climate cycle and leads to the question: Is this a location where life is possible on Mars?

Social Activities and Events

Ice Breaker

Sunday, 14 December
MW, Levels 2 & 3
1700h – 1830h

Student Breakfast

SF Marriott Hotel, Salon 7
0645h – 0745h

Careers Luncheon

Wednesday 17 December
San Francisco Marriott Golden Gate A1-A2
1230h – 1330h
(Tickets for the Career Lunch can be collected from the Career Center on a first-come first-served basis)

Section and Focus Group Events

Where tickets are required, they must be purchased in advance along with a paid registration no later than 26 November.

Tuesday, 16 December


1230h – 1330h at the Marriott Hotel

Hydrology, Salon 8
Ticket required: $35 per person, $20 student

Near Surface Geophysics, Salons 10–12
Ticket required: $35 per person

Ocean Sciences, Salon 7
Ticket Required: $25 per person

Business Meetings and Receptions

1830h – 2000h at the Marriott Hotel

Atmospheric and Space Electricity, Golden Gate B1

Biogeosciences, Salons 9

Cryosphere, Salon 7

Geodesy, Golden Gate B2

Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism, Golden Gate C3

Mineral and Rock Physics, Golden Gates A1–A3

Seismology and Tectonophysics, Golden Gate C1–C3

Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology, Salon 10–15

Ticketed Events

Where tickets are required, they must be purchased in advance along with a paid registration no later than 26 November.

Earth and Space Science Informatics Reception

Jillian's @ Metreon
101 Fourth Street, 1830h – 2000h
$15 per person

Atmospheric Sciences Chinese Banquet

Empress of China Restaurant
838 Grant Avenue, 1900h – 2200h
$40 per person, $20 student

Planetary Sciences Reception

Four Seas Restaurant
731 Grant Avenue, 1900h – 2200h
$25 per person

Space Physics and Aeronomy Dinner

Four Seas Restaurant
731 Grant Avenue, 1930h – 2200h
$45 per person, $30 student

Union Events

AGU Honors Evening

Wednesday, 17 December
SF Marriott

The Honors Evening will highlights the accomplishments of scientists in all fields of Geophysics. Pay Tribute to the 2008 AGU medalists honored at this event by participating in the following activities:

Honors Ceremony, Salons 7 & 8, 1830h
The ceremony is open to all meeting attendees. A short reception follows for those attending.

Honors Banquet, Salon 9, 2030h
Ticketed event: $55 per person.

AGU Council Meeting

Friday, 19 December
Westin San Francisco Market Street, Metropolitan I, 1830h – 2030h

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