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 scientist Dr. Candice Bedford 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. Candice Bedford

Dr. Candice Bedford is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Lunar and Planetary Institute and NASA Johnson Space Center. She studies sedimentary and volcanic processes that help us understand the ancient and modern geology of Mars. Dr. Bedford is a collaborator on two of the instruments on the Mars Curiosity Rover, and a member of the SAND-E Mars analog mission science team.


To participate, you will need a computer or tablet with an internet connection, or you can join on a smart phone. We will send additional directions to all who register.
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