The Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series

The Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series returns September 22, 2011 for the 2011-2012 series. Join LPI as we celebrate NASA’s Year of the Solar System. The Year of the Solar System is a 23-month event celebrating NASA’s exploration of the solar system. The scientific results from robotic missions sent to explore the solar system are changing our perceptions of the solar system, while compelling us to ask new questions.

Join LPI as we partner with the University of Houston-Clear Lake on September 22, 2011 to kick-off the 2011-2012 series – New Missions, New Perspectives, New Questions – with a very special guest speaker. Dava Sobel, author of Longitude, Galileo’s Daughter, and The Planets, will explore humanity’s changing relationship with the solar system. Included in her presentation will be a discussion of our transition from a mythological to scientific perspective of the planets and our transition from a geocentric to heliocentric perspective of the solar system.

You can learn more about Dava Sobel at her website.

In anticipation of a large turnout, the University of Houston-Clear Lake has graciously agreed to host Ms. Sobel’s presentation in the theater in the Bayou Building on the UHCL campus. UHCL is located at 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058.

Directions to UHCL
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Free parking will be available in the Student Parking Lot that evening for those attending the presentation. Because night classes will be in session, the Student Parking Lot will be in use by UHCL students so groups attending the presentation should plan to carpool.

This free presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a light reception and an opportunity to meet Ms. Sobel. Please note that this event is not a book signing. Ms. Sobel will be available to speak with attendees but will not be able to sign books. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view the photography exhibit “Celebrating Shuttle: An American Icon” on display at the time of the presentation.

If you have any questions regarding the location of and parking at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, please contact the University Advancement Office at 281-283-2021.