Lunar and Planetary Institute

Public Lecture on Thursday, January 24

January 7, 2019

 Surprises in the Saturn System Public Lecture

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites inquisitive adults interested in current topics in space science and exploration to join us for the next presentation in the 2018–2019 Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series. Dr. Linda Spilker from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will present “Surprises in the Saturn System” The presentation will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, TX.

The Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series features some of the hottest topics in our solar system and beyond with the scientists who are making the discoveries. Dr. Spilker is the Cassini Project Scientist and specializes in studies of the properties and evolution of Saturn’s rings.

The 2018–2019 series, “The LPI at 50: A Half Century of Solar System Exploration”, examines how our understanding of the solar system has changed greatly in the past 50 years. What was known about the solar system 50 years ago? How has our knowledge evolved in that time? How are planetary missions contributing to our evolving view of the solar system?

For those who are unable to attend, the presentation will be streamed live through the USRA Ustream channel. Recordings of past presentations are available on LPI’s YouTube channel.

2018–2019 Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series
September 6, 2018 – Dr. Kirsten Siebach, Rice University, Curiosity and our Evolving View of the Red Planet
November 15, 2018 – Dr. Fran Bagenal, University of Colorado – Boulder, NASA’s Juno Mission: What’s New at Jupiter?
January 24, 2019 – Dr. Linda Spilker, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Surprises in the Saturn System
March 7, 2019 – Dr. Carly Howett, Southwest Research Institute, New Horizons and the MU69 Encounter 
TBD – InSight and Mars
TBD – OSIRIS-REx and asteroids

For more information, visit:
Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series 
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