October 2015

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
Monday, Oct 26
4:00 pm
TAP Colloquium: Dr. Norbert Wex
Dr. Norbert Wex
Senior Staff Scientist
Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
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