Lunar and Planetary Institute

Public Lecture on Thursday, February 8

January 29, 2018

Lunar and Planetary Informatin Bulletin

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites inquisitive adults interested in current topics in space science and exploration to join us for the fourth presentation in the 2017-18 Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series Diving into Ocean Worlds. Dr. Ralph Lorenz from Johns Hopkins University will present “Titan: A world with two styles of ocean.” The presentation will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, TX.

The Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series features some of the hottest topics in our solar system and beyond with the scientists who are making the discoveries. Lorenz researches surface-atmosphere interactions at Titan, Venus, and Mars using multiple methods including remote-sensing and in-situ data collection.

The 2017–2018 series, “Diving into Ocean Worlds”, looks at ocean worlds of the outer solar system, including Europa, Enceladus, and Titan. What is unique about these other ocean worlds? What clues do these ocean worlds offer in the search for life outside of Earth?
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.

2017–2018 Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series
October 5, 2017 – Dr. Paul Schenk, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Ocean Worlds: A Voyager retrospective, and a beginning
November 2, 2017 – Dr. Bob Pappalardo, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Europa: Exploring a potentially 
habitable ocean world

January 11, 2018 – Dr. Jonathan Lunine, Cornell University, The potential for life within 
Enceladus after Cassini

February 8, 2018 – Dr. Ralph Lorenz, Johns Hopkins University, Titan: A world with two styles of ocean
Spring 2018 – Dr. Susan Lederer, NASA Johnson Space Center, TRAPPIST-1 System

For more information, visit:
Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series
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