FROM POINTS OF LIGHT TO PLACES WE'VE BEEN
From July 12, 2014 1:30 pm until July 12, 2014 2:30 pm Save to calendar
At Main Hangar
Posted by Mina Stafford
Categories: 2nd Saturday Speaker Series
Dr. Timothy D. Swindle, Director of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona will talk about the 50 years of history the lab has in planetary exploration.
Southern Arizona plays a leading role internationally in space sciences, and the University of Arizona's Lunar and Plaetary Laboratory(LPL) has been a major part of that. From its beginnings with an astronomer who had the unconventional idea of looking at the Moon with a telescope to a laboratory that designs and leads interpanetary missions, LPL has always been at the cutting edge of planetary research. LPL scientists have discovered moore than half the known near-Earth asteroids and have been in charge of the cameras that have taken images everywhere from the Moon to the frozen surface of Saturn's moon Titan. This talk will emphasize some of those accomplishments and, more importantly some of the people behind those feats.
Lecture FREE with paid or member admission.