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LPI Seminar Series 1998

Effective January 1, 2011, LPI seminars will be held on Fridays.

LPI seminars are held from 3:30–4:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at USRA, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, Texas. Refreshments are served at 4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Yann Sonzogni (phone: 281-486-2199; e-mail:sonzogni@lpi.usra.edu) or Debra Hurwitz (phone: 281-486-2116; e-mail: hurwitz@lpi.usra.edu). A map of the Clear Lake area (PDF format) is available here. The Acrobat Reader 8.0 is available from Adobe. This schedule is subject to revision.

See also the Rice University Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquia and the Department of Earth Science Colloquia pages for other space science talks in the Houston area.

January 1998

Friday, January 9, 1998 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM

Graham Ryder, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Goblins in the Moon: The Moderately Siderophile But Excessively Significant Elements Nickel and Cobalt as Tracers of Lunar History
Friday, January 16, 1998, 3:30 PM

Jane Luu, Harvard University
Comets and Their Origin
Friday, January 23, 1998, 3:30 PM

J. C. Liou, Johnson Space Center
Dynamics of Interplanetary Dust Particles
Friday, January 30, 1998 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM

C. R. O'Dell, Rice University
Exploring the Orion Star Formation Region with the HST

February 1998

Friday, February 6, 1998, 3:30 PM

Mike Zolensky, Johnson Space Center
The Lowdown on the Muses-C Asteroid Sample Return Mission
Friday, February 13, 1998, 3:30 PM

Myron Lecar, Harvard University
Sculpting the Asteroid Belt
Friday, February 20, 1998, 3:30 PM

Jeff Jones, USRA Division of Space Life Sciences
Characterizing the Bioeffects of Space Radiation and Strategies to Diminish the Aftermath
Friday, February 27, 1998, 3:30 PM

Ben Schuraytz, Johnson Space Center
Meteoritic Components of Impact Melts: Iridium Nuggets and the Chicxulub Carbonaceous Chondrite Contamination Conundrum

March 1998

Friday, March 6, 1998, 3:30 PM

Karen Meech, University of Hawaii
Comets: Debris from the Primordial Solar System
Friday, March 13, 1998, 3:30 PM

Ben Bussey, European Space Agency
Clementine Imaging of Impact Basins, Probes Into the Lunar Crust
Friday, March 27, 1998, 3:30 PM

Hal Levison, Southwest Research Institute
The Diversity of Outer Planetary Systems

April 1998

Friday, April 3, 1998, 3:30 PM

David Koerner, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Imaging of Protoplanetary Disks
Friday, April 10, 1998, 3:30 PM

Paul Spudis, Lunar and Planetary Institute
The Crust of the Moon: A Post-Clementine Perspective
Friday, April 17, 1998, 3:30 PM

Robert Zubrin, Pioneer Astronautics
Mars Direct: Humans to the Red Planet within a Decade

May 1998

Friday, May 8, 1998, 3:30 PM

Connie Bertka, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Implications of Mars Pathfinder Data for the Composition and Structure of the Martian Interior
Wednesday, May 13, 1998, 3:30 PM

Hans E. F. Amundsen, Saga Petroleum, Norway
Degassing the Earth's Mantle: Volcanoes and Mantle Xenoliths from Spitsbergen (Svalbard), Norway
Friday, May 15, 1998, 3:30 PM

William McKinnon, Washington University
Magnetic Fields at and Possible Life on Galilean Satellites -- A Question of Carbon
Friday, May 22, 1998 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM

Yuk Yung, Caltech
Kinetic Isotopic Fractionation in Planetary Atmospheres and the Solar Nebula

June 1998

Friday, June 5, 1998 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM

Alan Treiman, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Geomorphic Evidence for Groundwater Near the Surface of Mars: An Update
Friday, June 19, 1998, 3:30 PM

Sergio Fajardo-Acosta, University of Denver
Photometry and Imaging of Circumstellar Dust with the Infrared Space Observatory
Friday, June 26, 1998 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM

Jeff Gillis, Rice University and Lunar and Planetary Institute
The Composition and Geologic Setting of Mare Deposits on the Far Side of the Moon

July 1998

Friday, July 24, 1998 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM

Keith Parsons, University of Houston, Clear Lake
Does Scientific Reasoning Rest on a Mistake?

August 1998

Friday, August 7, 1998, 3:30 PM

Lloyd Burckle, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, New York
Terrestrial Microfossils in Antarctic Meteorites
Friday, August 14, 1998, 3:30 PM

Pawel Artymowicz, Stockholm Observatory, Sweden
Growth and Orbital Evolution of Giant Exoplanets
Friday, August 21, 1998, 3:30 PM

William B. Moore, University of California, Los Angeles
The Role of Rheology in Lithospheric Thinning by Mantle Plumes on Earth and Venus
Friday, August 28, 1998, 3:30 PM

Timothy Parker, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Coastal Geomorphology of the Martian Northern Plains

September 1998

Friday, September 4, 1998, 3:30 PM

Deborah Bass, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio
Conducting Hypervelocity Impacts on Organic Molecules in an Experimental Setting
Thursday, September 17, 1998 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM

Julie Moses, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Micrometeoritic Bombardment of Saturn: Implied Total Flux and Effects on Atmospheric Chemistry
Friday, September 25, 1998 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM

Alexander Borisov, Johnson Space Center
Noble metal solubilities in silicate melts: experimental results and petrological implications

October 1998

Friday, October 2, 1998, 3:30 PM

Frances Westall, Johnson Space Center
Fossil Bugs on Mars: What Are We Really Looking For?
Friday, October 30, 1998 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM

Drew Potter, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Atmospheres of the Moon and Mercury

November 1998

Wednesday, November 25, 1998 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM

Deborah Domingue, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Near Prepares for its Encounter with Eros

December 1998

Friday, December 4, 1998, 3:30 PM

Dr. Frederick Best, Texas A&M University
Space Fission Power Systems
Friday, December 11, 1998 - Lecture Hall, 3:30 PM

Dennis Bazylinski, Iowa State University
Magnetotactic bacteria and their magnetic crystalline inclusions as biomarkers and fossils
Friday, December 18, 1998, 3:30 PM

Robert Herrick, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Stereo Topography of Venus Impact Craters


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