Lunar and Planetary Institute

Public Lecture on Thursday, April 13

March 30, 2017

Dr. Patricia Craig

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites inquisitive adults interested in current topics in space science and exploration to join us for the next Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series presentation “Mars: Are we there yet?” given by Dr. Patricia Craig. The presentation will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 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. Dr. Craig is a post-doctoral fellow at the Lunar and Planetary Institute. She studies the geochemical evolution of planetary surfaces focusing on the formation and alteration of clay minerals on Mars.

The 2016–2017 series, “Mercury to Mars: LPI explores the Solar System” encompasses all the rocky planets, the Earth's Moon, asteroids and beyond. The series features LPI scientists discussing their research and how their work supports NASA's solar system science and exploration efforts.

For those who are unable to attend, the presentation will be streamed live through the USRA Ustream channel. Past presentations are available in the Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series video archive.

2016–2017 Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series

October 6, 2016 – Dr. Paul Spudis, The Value of the Moon
November 17, 2016 – Dr. Buck Sharpton, Impact Cratering Across the Inner Solar System
February 2, 2017– Dr. Georgiana Kramer, Lunar Swirls: You don’t know what you’re missing (and neither do they)
April 13, 2017– Dr. Patricia Craig, Mars: Are we there yet?
May 25, 2017– Dr. Stephen Clifford, TBD

For more information, visit:
Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series
Video Archive


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