LPL Evening Lecture: Dr. Jessica Barnes

The Geological History of the Moon from the Perspective of Unopened Apollo Samples

Assistant Professor
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

In preparation for future lunar missions anticipated in the 2020s and beyond it is important that we maximize the science derived from samples returned by the Apollo Program. This can be done by applying cutting-edge analytical techniques to Apollo samples to address both longstanding and new scientific questions. NASA’s Apollo sample collection includes a subset of samples that were specially curated in 1972 and have remained untouched and unstudied since then. LPL researchers are participating in a new lunar mission to study these previously untouched samples. Our goal is not only to better understand the origin and evolution of the Moon but to also address some outstanding questions regarding the long-term storage and handling of extraterrestrial materials.

Learn more about Dr. Barnes from her faculty profile page

This event is free and open to the public. All lectures will take place in the University of Arizona Kuiper Space Sciences Lecture Hall, room 308. The building is located at 1629 E. University Blvd. Doors open at 6:30 p.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, visit the LPL Evening Lecture Series page.


September 18, 2019 7:00pm