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The Planetary Exploration Newsletter (PEN) provides an open conduit of news and announcements across the professional community of planetary science and related disciplines. It distributes messages from NASA officials, meeting announcements, job announcements, and your submissions of news regarding or impacting solar system exploration, upcoming mission events, policy issues, and editorials. PEN is distributed nominally once a week. There will be times when volume or events will require more frequent PEN distributions.

The PEN website also hosts the most extensive and up to date calendar for planetary meetings, conferences and workshops around the world.

Current Editorial Staff:

2007-Present, Mark V. Sykes (sykes@psi.edu)
2016-Present, Karen Stockstill-Cahill (cahill@psi.edu)
2017-Present, Elisabeth Adams (adams@psi.edu)

Past Editorial Staff:

2010-2017, Susan Benecchi
2009-2016, Melissa Lane
2007-2010, Nic Richmond
2007-2009, Matt Balme


PEN is a service to the planetary community provided by the Planetary Science Institute using no NASA funds. All editorial work is volunteer.