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19th International Workshop on Laser Ranging

Celebrating 50 Years of SLR: Remembering the Past and Planning for the Future


Annapolis HarborThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), along with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and the International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS), are pleased to announce that the 19th International Workshop on Laser Ranging will be held in Annapolis Maryland during the week of October 27-31, 2014 at the Historic Inns of Annapolis. The workshop venue is located in the heart of Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland, and is known as America’s Sailing Capital. The city is located near the Chesapeake Bay and situated between the cities of Washington D.C. and Baltimore Maryland. Numerous restaurants, quaint shops, historic attractions, and waterfront are all within walking distance of the venue.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has the unique opportunity to host this event at the birthplace of SLR: October 31, 2014 will markthe 50th anniversary of the first successful SLR measurement, conducted at what is now the Goddard Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory (GGAO). The theme for this workshop, "Celebrating 50 Years of SLR: Rememberingthe Past and Planning for the Future" will allow us to look back on our many accomplishments and present plans for future advances in SLR technology and science.

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