LPL Colloquium: Dr. Michele Bannister

Planetary Science and New Zealand

Dr. Michele Bannister
Senior Lecturer
University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Planetary Science and New Zealand

Aotearoa New Zealand has the world’s fourth-most-prolific rocket launch provider, a six-year-old space agency, a growing aerospace community, and a unique approach to developing its funding of science in partnership between Indigenous Māori and Government ambitions. I’ll discuss from a personal perspective the journey of being new faculty in the last two years in NZ: working to draw together connections for a nascent planetary science community, exploring how interstellar objects like 1I/‘Oumuamua and 2I/Borisov can provide insight into the star-formation history of the Galaxy, and engaging with the challenges of satellite megaconstellations to skies across the world and the upcoming Vera Rubin Observatory.

Host: Dr. Erik Asphaug

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 3:45pm