Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series
Planet Secrets Revealed: Is Venus the Once and Future Earth?
January 31, 2023
This will be a public event featuring presentations by panel of expert speakers as part of the Venus Surface and Atmosphere conference. More details will be coming soon.
Apollo 16 and 17 Retrospective: Doing Geology on the Moon
November 3, 2022
7:30 p.m. CDT
In-person and online
Dr. Walter Kiefer, Associate Director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute, will look back on the scientific success of the Apollo 16 and 17 missions. He’ll discuss how astronauts conducted geology on the Moon’s surface, why those missions’ particular landing sites were selected, and what was learned about the Moon’s history from samples returned by the missions.Watch the Recording
Live and in-person: The DART mission impact into asteroid Dimorphos
September 26, 2022
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CDT
Dr. Edgard Rivera-Valentín, a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, will provide a DART mission overview and live commentary as the DART spacecraft approaches and impacts the asteroid.Watch the Recording
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Scientists and staff of the LPI are available for presentations to schools, civic groups, and other organizations in the Houston region.Request a Speaker