Public Lecture on Thursday, November 11

November 4, 2021

Public Lecture on Thursday, November 11

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is pleased to announce the second offering its 2021-2022 Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series (CESS). In this season’s speaker series, scientific leaders will guide us through the universe in five thematic lectures focusing on NASA’s exciting new endeavor, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The premier space observatory of the future, the JWST is an engineering triumph that will reveal the early universe, lifecycles of galaxies and stars, and features of faraway worlds.

The next CESS presentation, “Unraveling the Birth of Stars and Planetary Systems,” will be held virtually on November 11 at 7:00 p.m. CST. The JWST is primed to unravel the mysteries of star- and planet-forming processes. In this public lecture, we’ll explore the latest scientific findings, examine the unanswered questions, and discover how new observations made by the Webb telescope will revolutionize our understanding of the processes that have shaped Earth, the Sun, and the solar system.

All programs in the series are currently being held virtually over Zoom and will be broadcast live on LPI’s YouTube channel.

The 2021–2022 Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series Lineup
October 28, 2021 The Most Powerful Telescope in Space
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November 11, 2021 Unraveling the Birth of Stars and Planetary Systems
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Winter 2021/2022 Exploring Distant Worlds
Spring 2022 Investigating the Origins of Life
Spring 2022 Looking Inward: Exploring our Solar System with Webb
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October 7, 2021 The Adventures of OSIRIS-REx: Journey to Asteroid Bennu and Daring Sample Return
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Winter 2021/2022 Exploring Inferno: NASA’s Return to Venus
Spring 2022 Mapping the Interior of Mars

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