LPL Evening Lecture Series

Each fall semester, the LPL Evening Lecture Series presents LPL scientists discussing their latest scientific research and space mission projects. Lectures (including time for Q&A) are held on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., in The University of Arizona Kuiper Space Sciences Lecture Hall, Room 308. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Note: Food and drinks are not permitted in the lecture hall. All lectures are free and open to the community. Parking in university surface parking lots is free after 5 p.m. Please be careful not to park in service or reserved spaces. Metered street parking is also available at no cost after 5 p.m. Parking in the Cherry Avenue Garage is available after 5 p.m. at a cost of $1.00 per hour. A campus parking map is available here.

Podcasts of the LPL Evening Lectures are available on UA iTunesU.

DateEvent
Tuesday, Sep 8
7:00 pm
LPL Evening Lecture Series: Dr. William Hubbard
Dr. William Hubbard
Professor
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Juno - Revealing Jupiter's Depths

On the evening of July 4, 2016, NASA's New Frontiers spacecraft Juno will ignite its main engine to enter an unprecedented cloud-skimming orbit around Jupiter, our solar system's largest planet. Jupiter is the archetype giant planet, now known to be a very common type of substellar object in our Galaxy. Juno will make a series of close-range passes to look at Jupiter's atmosphere and interior and obtain benchmark data about the class of planet that best preserves the first million years of planetary system origins.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30p.m. Parking in university surface parking lots is free after 5 p.m. Please be careful not to park in service or reserved spaces. Metered street parking is also available at no cost after 5 p.m. Parking in the Cherry Avenue Garage is available after 5 p.m. at a cost of $1.00 per hour.
For more information, contact Maria Schuchardt: Maria Schuchardt, 621-4861, or go to the LPL Outreach page.
Tuesday, Oct 13
7:00 pm
LPL Evening Lecture Series: Dr. Veronica Bray
Dr. Veronica Bray
Associate Staff Scientist
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Pluto, Up Close and Personal

New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto on 14th July this year providing our first close up views of the Pluto system. Pluto's surface is remarkably diverse, displaying a range of surface features, terrain ages and compositions. Dr. Bray will present some of the preliminary released results from the Geology/Geophysics and Composition Investigations teams.

The Pluto system has been explored by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, which made closest approach on 14 July 2015. Pluto's surface is remarkably diverse, in terms of its range of landforms, terrain ages, and albedo , color and composition gradients.

Albedo is the only photometric property we have mapped so far, so this word is sufficient to cover photometry.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30p.m. Parking in university surface parking lots is free after 5 p.m. Please be careful not to park in service or reserved spaces. Metered street parking is also available at no cost after 5 p.m. Parking in the Cherry Avenue Garage is available after 5 p.m. at a cost of $1.00 per hour.
For more information, contact Maria Schuchardt: Maria Schuchardt, 621-4861, or go to the LPL Outreach page.
Tuesday, Nov 24
7:00 pm
LPL Evening Lecture Series: Dr. Christopher Hamilton
Dr. Christopher Hamilton
Assistant Professor
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Volcanism on Earth and Mars

Dr. Hamilton will explore volcanic processes on Mars through a combination of satellite image analysis and comparisons with volcanoes in Iceland, Hawaii, and the Continental United States Results show that the most recent episodes of volcanic activity on Mars are dominated by enormous fissure-fed lava flows. Such events are rare within the modern geologic record on Earth, but comparable to older terrestrial "flood lava" eruptions that formed the Columbia River Basalt Group. The presentation will also consider physical processes that may explain similarities and differences between the styles of volcanism observed on the two planets.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30p.m. Parking in university surface parking lots is free after 5 p.m. Please be careful not to park in service or reserved spaces. Metered street parking is also available at no cost after 5 p.m. Parking in the Cherry Avenue Garage is available after 5 p.m. at a cost of $1.00 per hour.
For more information, contact Maria Schuchardt: Maria Schuchardt, 621-4861, or go to the LPL Outreach page.