April 2015

Saturday, Jan 31–Sunday, May 17
5:00 pm
Astronomical: Photographs of Our Solar System and Beyond

The evolution of photography has been inextricably bound up with the field of astronomy. Since photography's earliest days, it has been used as a tool to advance astronomical observation and thought, yielding some of the most curious and compelling images in the medium's history. Featuring works by a diversity of makers ranging from pioneering scientists to artists and amateurs, this exhibition surveys mankind's ongoing efforts to chart and understand an expanding universe.

Center for Creative Photography Gallery
1030 N. Olive Rd.

Free to the public
Center for Creative Photography Gallery: Room
Tuesday, Apr 21
3:45 pm — 5:00 pm
LPL Colloquium: Dr. Alexander Hayes
Dr. Alexander Hayes
Assistant Professor
Cornell University

A Mariner's Insights in Titan's Hydrologic System: Glassy Seas, Depth Finders, and Magic Islands

Within the past two years, the Cassini spacecraft has made several groundbreaking discoveries regarding Titan's lakes and seas. These observations suggest the presence of wave-roughened surfaces, directly measure bathymetric profiles through Titan seas, constrain the volume of the exposed liquid inventory, contain liquid composition in both the north and south polar regions, depict the emergence and disappearance of mysterious transient features affectionately dubbed "Titan's Magic Islands", and place constraints on the formation and evolution of polar basins. In this seminar, we will review these recent discoveries and discuss their impact on our knowledge of Titan's Hydrologic System.

Host: Dr. Caitlin Griffith
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 312
Monday, Apr 27
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
TAP Colloquium: Cora Dvorkin
TAP Colloquia
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 312
Tuesday, Apr 28
3:45 pm — 5:00 pm
LPL Graduate Student Colloquia: Hamish Hay and Shane Stone
Hamish Hay
Graduate Student in the Department of Planetary Sciences

Shane Stone
Graduate Student in the Department of Planetary Sciences
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 312