Thursday, October 20, 2011

Planetary science theme of Fall lecture series at Biosphere

The Fall public lecture series at the University of Arizona's Biosphere 2 focuses on planetary science in honor of Mike Drake, UA Regents' Professor, director of the UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and head of the department of planetary sciences who died recently at the age of 65. UA says the talks will be held at Biosphere 2 every Saturday at noon from Oct. 22 through Dec. 10, with the exception of Nov. 26. They are included with the cost of tour admission.

Oct. 22: "The Early History of our Solar System" by Renu Malhotra, professor of planetary sciences; chair, theoretical astrophysics program, UA

Oct. 29: "The Planet Mercury: Now studied by NASA's MESSENGER Mission" by Ann L. Sprague, senior research associate, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, UA

Nov. 5: "Why did my cable TV almost go out? Can we blame the Sun?" by Joe Giacalone, professor, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, UA

Nov. 12: "Where Did All Earth's Water Come From?" by Ilaria Pascucci, assistant professor, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, UA

Nov. 19: "Phoenix Mars Mission-Next Step to the Future" by Patrick Woida, Raytheon Space Systems, formerly of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, UA

Dec. 3: "The OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission" by Dante S. Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx principal investigator, associate professor, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory/department of planetary sciences, UA

Dec. 10: "Asteroids, Ion Propulsion, and NASA's Dawn Mission to Vesta" by David A. Williams, faculty research associate, School of Earth and Space Exploration, ASU

No comments:

Post a Comment