Outreach Events

DateEventLocation
Tuesday, Sep 8
7:00 pm
LPL Evening Lecture Series: Dr. William Hubbard
Dr. William Hubbard
Professor
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

Juno - Revealing Jupiter's Depths

On the evening of July 4, 2016, NASA's New Frontiers spacecraft Juno will ignite its main engine to enter an unprecedented cloud-skimming orbit around Jupiter, our solar system's largest planet. Jupiter is the archetype giant planet, now known to be a very common type of substellar object in our Galaxy. Juno will make a series of close-range passes to look at Jupiter's atmosphere and interior and obtain benchmark data about the class of planet that best preserves the first million years of planetary system origins

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
Saturday, Sep 12
7:00 pm
Bennuval - An Evening of Space, Art and Music
Bennuval flier
Fox Tucson Theatre: Room
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
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
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