Planetary Seminar Series

 

Seminar Schedule Spring 2017

Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, ES&T L1205

This seminar is targeted at graduate and undergraduate students who have an interest in planetary science applications of geology, geophysics, chemistry, atmospheric science, space plasma physics or any other focus area in planetary or solar system science. This seminar should provide a forum for discussing planetary research, and also serve as a means for bringing together the students located in various departments across campus with interests in planetary science.

  1/10/2017



  1/17/2017




  1/19/2017






  1/23/2017







  2/22/2017







  3/28/2017




  4/4/2017



4/6/2017
























4/11/2017



4/12/2017







4/18/2017




4/25/2017

First Week of Classes

‘No Seminar This Week’


Dr. Kennda Lynch, GT

‘The Pilot Valley Basin, Utah: A terrestrial model for transitional and terminal habitable environments on Mars’


*** Special Seminar Opportunity: Note Time and Location ***

Dr. Gongjie Li, Harvard

‘Unveiling the Origin of Planetary Systems by Dynamical and Statistical Approaches’

3:00pm, Howey Physics Building, L4


*** Special Seminar Opportunity: Note Time and Location ***

Frontiers in Science Lecture: Dr. Russ Taylor, University of Cape Town

'The Square Kilometre Array: Big Telescope, Big Science, Big Data'

Monday, January 23, 2017  

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, Room 152


*** Special Seminar Opportunity: New Time and Location ***

C-STAR Distinguished Lecture Series presents: Dr. Linda Spilker, JPL

'Going out in a Blaze of glory:  Cassini Science Highlights and the Grand Finale’

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Welcome Reception:  6 p.m.,  Lecture: 7 p.m.

LeCraw Auditorium, First Floor - Scheller College of Business


Dr. Jeff Hollingsworth -- NASA Ames, Planetary Systems Branch Chief

‘Synoptic Traveling Weather Systems on Mars: Effects of Radiatively-Active Water-Ice Clouds’


No Seminar Tuesday

‘See Day of Special Events on Thursday!’


*** Celebrating the Georgia Tech Observatory ***

10 Years of Southern Stargazing!


A MAGICAL UNIVERSE TOUR: PLANETARIUM AT CLOUGH 

Hosted by Philip Groce-- Planetarium design consultant

Stargazers will enter a 20-foot-diameter, high-resolution planetarium installed in the Clough Atrium. Groce, president of Helping Planetariums Succeed, will take you on a tour of the known universe and preview the Great American Solar Eclipse on 8/21/2017.

April 6, 2017, 9:30 AM to Noon, 1-5 PM
Atrium, Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons


PUBLIC LECTURE:

‘HOW STAR TREK CHANGED EVERYTHING’

Glenn Burns -- Chief meteorologist, WSB-TV

April 6, 2017, 7:30-8:30 PM

Room 152, Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons


PUBLIC NIGHT AT THE OBSERVATORY:

Hosted by James Sowell 

Director, Georgia Tech Observatory

April 6, 2017, 8-11 PM
Howey Physics Building Roof


‘No Seminar Tuesday’

‘See Special Event on Wednesday’


***   Special Event by the GT Institute for Diversity    ***

Please join us for ‘Hidden Figures’ screenings  

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, STUDENT CENTER THEATER

4:30-6:30 p.m. - First Screening

6:45-7:30 p.m. - Conversation with GT Doctoral Candidate Adam Cox

8-10 p.m. - Second Screening


Dr. Danielle Nuding - NASA JPL

‘Martian Salts and the Stability of Liquid Water

(plus preparing students for a collaborative approach to science and engineering)’


Dr. Eric Lopez, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

‘Understanding Planet Formation by Studying the Evolution of Hot Neptunes and Super-Earths’

Please Note:

We will have a much lighter schedule this semester to accommodate multiple faculty searches ongoing in EAS. We do already have Planetary speakers scheduled for March/April and will continue to post Special Seminar Opportunities!