Calendar

Mar
19
Tue
Colloquium: Jack Burns
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Colloquium: Jack Burns @ Domenici Hall 109

Our Future in Space: The Moon and Beyond

Jack Burns, University of Colorado Boulder

Why do we explore space? How do we explore
space? Where should we explore? What are
the tools for space exploration? These questions will be addressed in this talk focused on
the future of human and robotic exploration of
the solar system and beyond. Since the end of
the Apollo program, the justification for the human space program has proven elusive. We will
borrow a page from the computer and new
commercial space companies to argue for an
inspirational approach to the next phase of
exploration beyond Earth orbit. The “how” is
addressed with NASA’s new Orion and Space
Launch Systems along with new launch systems being developed by private companies
such as SpaceX and Blue Origin. We will argue
that both the Moon and Mars can be explored
through a combination of governmental programs, international partnerships, and public-
private partnerships. The tools for exploration
include telerobotics where astronauts aboard
NASA’s Lunar Gateway in orbit of the Moon
will operate rovers and deploy telescopes on
the lunar surface in a new synergy between
robots and humans.

Mar
20
Wed
Astro-ph Discussion
Mar 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Astro-ph Discussion @ AY119
Mar
22
Fri
Astro-ph Discussion
Mar 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Astro-ph Discussion @ AY119
Colloquium: RESERVED (Host: TBD)
Mar 22 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: RESERVED (Host: TBD) @ BX102

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Mar
29
Fri
No Colloquium: Spring Break
Mar 29 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
No Colloquium: Spring Break @ BX102

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Apr
3
Wed
Astro-ph Discussion
Apr 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Astro-ph Discussion @ AY119
Apr
5
Fri
Astro-ph Discussion
Apr 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Astro-ph Discussion @ AY119
Colloquium: Ylva Pihlström (Host: Moire Prescott)
Apr 5 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Ylva Pihlström (Host: Moire Prescott) @ BX102

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Ylva Pihlström, University of New Mexico

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Apr
10
Wed
Astro-ph Discussion
Apr 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Astro-ph Discussion @ AY119
Apr
12
Fri
Astro-ph Discussion
Apr 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Astro-ph Discussion @ AY119