Virtual Exploration Experiences with Planetary Scientists (VEEPS)

Virtual Exploration Experiences with Planetary Scientists (VEEPS)

In-person public events at the Lunar and Planetary Institute have been postponed until further notice. The Lunar and Planetary Institute’s new public engagement program provides the opportunity to connect with planetary scientists from home! Virtual Exploration Experiences with Planetary Scientists (VEEPS) are 30-minute online sessions that include a scientist’s presentation, a demonstration related to the topic, and some time for questions and discussion with the scientist.

Virtual Exploration Experiences with Planetary Scientists for Early Explorers: Perseverance Landing

February 13, 2021, 3:00 p.m. (CST)

The Lunar and Planetary Institute is pleased to conduct this free virtual program for families and children. Join us to meet Mars scientists Dr. Justin Filiberto and Dr. Patricia Craig and hear about the Perseverance rover which is landing on Mars on February 18. We will conduct an activity together, geared for families with children ages 7-13. Registration is free but required.

Dr. Justin Filiberto

Dr. Justin Filiberto is a senior staff scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, where he studies volcanism and how the crusts and mantles of Mars and other planets have changed over time.

Dr. Patricia Craig

Dr. Patricia Craig studies Mars, particularly clay minerals on Mars and identifying areas on Mars that were or are conducive to life. She is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist with the Planetary Science Institute.


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