WELCOME  to the Planetary Geology Division (PGD) of the Geological Society of America! The Division was founded in May, 1981, almost 100 years after the founding of GSA in 1888.

The purpose of the division is: (1) to bring together geoscientists working in (or interested in) the various disciplines of planetary geoscience; (2) to act as a facilitator in the presentation and discussion of problems and ideas related to planetary geoscience; (3) to stimulate communication with geoscientists working in other fields; (4) to promote research and publication in planetary geoscience; (5) to support and encourage students in planetary geoscience; and (6) to advise and assist the officers and committees of the Geological Society of America in matters pertaining to planetary geoscience.

Planetary Geology Division of GSA

2015 GSA annual meeting PGD-Sponsored Awards Mission of the Month
Baltimore, MD — Nov 1-4, 2015
Meeting Website
Student Travel Grants for GSA Meeting
Learn more about PGD sponsored awards:
G.K. Gilbert, Dwornik, Shoemaker, Pellas-Ryder, Ronald Greeley Award for Distinguished Service, Student Travel Grants for GSA Meeting
This Month in Exploration:
New Horizons approaches Pluto

The PGD presents an annual award for Distinguished Contributions in Planetary Geoscience (G.K. Gilbert Award), and several awards to students (Dwornik Awards, Pellas-Ryder Award, and Shoemaker Award), plus Student Travel Grants. The PGD sponsors or co-sponsors topical, discipline, and Pardee sessions at GSA meetings, holds an annual business meeting and award reception, and organizes other committees, pursuits, symposia, or publications as needed.

We invite any Member, Fellow, Honorary Fellow, Student Associate, or Teacher Associate of the Geological Society of America to join the Planetary Geology Division as we provide a voice for planetary geoscience in the 21st Century.