October 2015

Tuesday, Oct 6
3:45 pm
LPL Colloquium: Dr. Matthew Penn
Dr. Matthew Penn
Associate Astronomer
National Optical Astronomy Observatory

Probing Solar Flares in the Infrared: The McMath-Pierce, DKIST and Beyond

Space weather events are driven by changing particle distributions and magnetic fields, which in turn arise from coronal mass ejections and solar flares on the Sun. Powering these solar events are the changing magnetic fields in the solar atmosphere, fields which are currently not measured and only poorly understood through extrapolations from lower altitudes. Recent instrumentation and observational work being done to study solar magnetic fields and flares at infrared wavelengths will be discussed. Examples of work from the McMath-Pierce telescope on Kitt Peak and the Big Bear Solar Observatory will be presented, as well as current plans and future ideas for the new 4m Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope now being built on Maui.

Host: Dr. Michael Nolan
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 312
Monday, Oct 12
4:00 pm
TAP Colloquium: Dr. Dimitrios Psaltis
Dr. Dimitrios Psaltis
Steward Observatory

Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 312
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.
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 308
Friday, Oct 16–Sunday, Oct 18
The Art of Planetary Science
An exhibition of art, created from and inspired by the solar system and the scientific data with which we explore it.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 16, 5-9 pm
Weekend Hours: Saturday & Sunday, October 17-18, 1-5 pm

To learn more about this event or how to participate visit the LPL Art page.
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room
Wednesday, Oct 21
7:30 pm
Space Drafts Public Talk Series: Dr. Theodora Karalidi
Dr. Theodora Karalidi>/b>
Postdoctoral Researcher
Steward Observatory

Rainbows on Exoplanets: Searching for signs of clouds and life on other worlds
Borderlands Brewing Co.
119 E. Toole Ave.
Borderlands Brewing Co.: Room
Monday, Oct 26
4:00 pm
TAP Colloquium: Dr. Norbert Wex
Dr. Norbert Wex
Senior Staff Scientist
Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy

TAP Colloquia
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 312
Tuesday, Oct 27
3:45 pm
LPL Colloquium: Dr. Amy Lovell
Dr. Amy Lovell
Agnes Scott College
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room 312
Friday, Oct 30
4:30 pm — 5:30 pm
Celebrating the UA Moon Tree
Celebrate The University of Arizona's Moon Tree

The sycamore was grown from a seed that travelled to the moon on the Apollo 14 space flight as part of US Forest Service Research. Generously donated to the University of Arizona in 1976 where it has grown as a landscape icon and reminder of the connections between our planet and space.

Keynote speaker: Jack Roosa son of Apollo 14 Astronaut Stuart Roosa.

See the complete program at: http://arboretum.arizona.edu/celebrating-moon-tree
Kuiper Space Sciences: Room