Public Lecture on Thursday, November 2
October 23, 2017
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites inquisitive adults interested in current topics in space science and exploration to join us for the second presentation in the Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series “Diving into Ocean Worlds” given by Dr. Robert Pappalardo of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The presentation will be held on Thursday, November 2, 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. Pappalardo is the Project Scientist for NASA’s Europa Clipper mission. He studies the processes that have shaped the icy satellites of the outer solar system, especially Europa and the role of its probable subsurface ocean.
The 2017–2018 series, “Diving into Ocean Worlds” explores ocean worlds beyond Earth including Europa, Enceladus and Titan. The series discusses what we have learned from exploration of ocean worlds and the clues they offer in the search for life beyond Earth.
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. Robert Pappalardo, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Europa: Exploring a potentially habitable ocean world
January 11, 2018 – Dr. Johnathan Lunine, Cornell University; Enceladus
February 8, 2018 – Dr. Ralph Lorenz, Johns Hopkins University; Titan
Spring 2018 – Extrasolar Ocean Worlds, Speaker TBD