Lunar and Planetary Institute

Public Lecture on Thursday, September 6

August 21, 2018

Curiosity and Our Evolving View of the Red Planet

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites inquisitive adults interested in current topics in space science and exploration to join us for the first presentation in the 2018-2019 Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series “Curiosity and our Evolving View of the Red Planet” given by Dr. Kirsten Siebach from Rice University. The presentation will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 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. Siebach’s research focuses on understanding the history of water interacting with sediments on Mars and early Earth.

The 2018–2019 series, “The LPI at 50: A Half Century of Solar System Exploration”, will examine 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, Juno and Jupiter
March 7, 2019 – Dr. Carly Howett, Southwest Research Institute, New Horizons and the MU69 Encounter
Date TBD – Cassini and Saturn
Date TBD – InSight and Mars
Date TBD – OSIRIS-REx and asteroids

For more information, visit:
Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series
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