In-Person and Online Event: Venus in the Upcoming Era of Discovery

June 11, 2024

In-Person and Online Event: Venus in the Upcoming Era of Discovery

Join the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) for a hybrid presentation by Dr. Matthew Weller, Urey Fellow at the LPI, on Thursday, June 20.

Venus is enigmatic. It is often considered Earth’s twin, yet it is strikingly different from the Earth due to its thick caustic atmosphere, high surface pressure, and hot, dry, and hostile surface environment. Many fundamental questions remain regarding the Venus we see today. Was Venus ever truly Earth-like, or has it always been Earth’s evil twin? Could Venus ever have been habitable? These questions will begin to be addressed with the recent selection of the VERITAS, DAVINCI, and EnVision missions. Dr. Weller will discuss observations and the current state of knowledge of Venus in the context of this new frontier of discovery.

This event will be held in person and online on Thursday, June 20. The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. CT (8:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. MT/5:30 p.m. PT).

This event will be held at the LPI, located at 3600 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure their seats. For those who are unable to attend in person, the presentation will be streamed live on the LPI YouTube channel beginning at 7:30 p.m. CT.

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