LPL Evening Lecture Series: Dr. Michael C. Nolan

Twenty Years of Bennu: From Arecibo to Orbit

Senior Research Scientist
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

OSIRIS-REx seeks answers to the questions that are central to the human experience: Where did we come from? What is our destiny? Asteroids, the leftover debris from the solar system formation process, can answer these questions and teach us about the history of the Sun and planets. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will return a sample from Bennu, a carbonaceous asteroid whose regolith may record the earliest history of our solar system. Dr. Nolan will give an update on the mission and what has been discovered about Bennu over the last 20 years.

More information about Dr. Nolan is available from his 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.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:00pm