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SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION SEMINAR SERIES

SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION SEMINAR SERIES

2019 Schedule


All seminars are held from noon to 1 p.m. Any changes in the schedule will be indicated on this page with the minimum possible delay.

Information for visitors: Visitors (citizens) need to call at least 48 hours in advance to arrange an escorti (5-10 days would be better). Visitors (noncitizens) need to call at least 1 month in advance.

Information for Speakers: Topics include planetary chemistry, physics, geology, and biology; spectroscopy of atmospheres, Solar System objects, and interstellar materials; chemical evolution and dynamical modeling; and relevant laboratory studies to astrochemistry and astrobiology.

Interested speakers and visitors should contact either Steve Charnley (301) 286-1683 or Mike Smith (301) 286-7495 or Mike Barker (301) 614-5881 or Joe Nuth (301) 286-9467.

Map and Directions

DateTopicSpeakerSponsorTimePlace
Apr 17  "Juno Observations of the Io Plasma Torus" Phillip Phipps
Boston University
Code 691, 693 and Center for Astrobiology  
Apr 24  "Steady-state solution of a solar-wind generated electron cloud in a lunar crater"

"A glint of light on broken glass: Solar system bombardment from Apollo samples."

"Ten years of Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO): Advancing lunar science and context for future lunar exploration."
Dov Rhodes


Barbara Cohen


Noah Petro

Planetary Science Seminar for the Director of Science Exploration  
Apr 26  From quantum computational physics to the origins of life A. Marco Saitta
Sorbonne Université, Paris (France)
Solar System Exploration Division and Goddard Center for Astrobiology  
May 1  "Exotic chemistry in space: From ions to aromatics" Mike McCarthy
Harvard Center for Astrophysics
Code 691, 693 and Center for Astrobiology  
May 8  "The Case of the Missing Dynamo: Constraining the decline of the Moon's magnetic field using Apollo 12 basalts" Beck Strauss
NIST
Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Laboratory (Code 698)  
May 15  "State-to-state Nonreactive Quenching of Interstellar Molecules" Nathan Kidwell
College of William & Mary
Code 691, 693 and Center for Astrobiology  
May 22  "Estimation of crust and lithospheric properties for Mercury from high-resolution gravity field models."

"Measuring the properties of forsterite for exoplanet cloud formation and identification."

"Photon induced hydroxylation on lunar soil 78421.38"
Sander Goossens


Erika Kohler


Jason McLain

Planetary Science Seminar for the Director of Science Exploration  
May 22  "Diurnal Variations of Lunar Surface Water from Groundbased Telescopic Observations" Casey Honniball
Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Laboratory (Code 698) NOTE NEW TIME: 3 pm 
June 5  "Atmospheric Escape from Pluto" Orenthal Tucker
NASA GSFC
Code 691, 693 and Center for Astrobiology  
June 26  "" Erica Jawin
Smithsonian
Planetary Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Laboratory (Code 698)  
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