Lunar and Planetary Institute

Public Lecture on Thursday, April 5

March 12, 2018

Sue Lederer presentation

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites inquisitive adults interested in current topics in space science and exploration to join us for the final presentation in the Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series “The Ultracool TRAPPIST-1 System: 7 Terrestrial Worlds, 7 Chances for Ice and Life” given by Dr. Sue Lederer from NASA Johnson Space Center. The presentation will be held on Thursday, April 5, 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. Lederer researches comet and asteroids, including high velocity impacts to demonstrate effects caused by collisions between comets.

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
April 5, 2018 – Dr. Susan Lederer, NASA Johnson Space Center, TRAPPIST-1 Syste

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