November 2015

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.
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 308
Thursday, Nov 26–Sunday, Nov 29
Thanksgiving recess: University closure