Lunar and Planetary Institute

Public Lecture Series Finale on June 29

June 14, 2017
Asteroid over the Gulf of Mexico

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

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 “Mercury: It’s not the humidity, it’s the heat!” given by Dr. Louise Prockter. The presentation will be held on Thursday, June 29, 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. Prockter is the director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute. She studies the volcanic and tectonic history of solar system bodies, with an emphasis on icy satellites.

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. Recordings of past presentations are available on LPI’s YouTube channel.

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?
June 1, 2017– Dr. Steve Clifford, The Evolution of Water on Mars
June 29, 2017– Dr. Louise Prockter, Mercury: It’s not the humidity, it’s the heat!

For more information, visit:
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