Lunar and Planetary Institute

Public Lecture on Thursday, November 17

November 14, 2016

Lunar craters

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invites inquisitive adults interested in current, relevant topics in space science and exploration to join us for the next Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series presentation “Impact Cratering Across the Inner Solar System” given by Dr. Virgil “Buck” Sharpton. The presentation will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, TX.

Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series features some of the hottest topics in our solar system and beyond with the scientists who are making the discoveries. Dr. Sharpton observes and conducts modeling studies of large-body impact structures on Venus, Earth, the Moon, and Mars.

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. Past presentations are available in the Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series video archive.

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, TBD
May 25, 2017– Dr. Stephen Clifford, TBD

For more information, visit:
Cosmic Exploration Speaker Series
Video Archive


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