Lunar and Planetary Institute

Public Lecture on Thursday, November 15


October 29, 2018

 NASA's Juno Mission

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 2018-2019 Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series. Dr. Fran Bagenal from the University of Colorado-Boulder will present “NASA’s Juno Mission: What’s New at Jupiter?” The presentation will be held on Thursday, November 15, 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. Dr. Bagenal specializes in the field of planetary magnetospheres and has analyzed data from spacecraft that have studied Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune

The 2018–2019 series, “The LPI at 50: A Half Century of Solar System Exploration”, examines 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, NASA’s Juno Mission: What’s New at Jupiter?
January 24, 2019 – Dr. Linda Spilker, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Cassini and Saturn
March 7, 2019 – Dr. Carly Howett, Southwest Research Institute, New Horizons and the MU69 Encounter 
Date TBD – InSight and Mars
Date TBD – OSIRIS-REx and asteroids
For more information, visit:
Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series 
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