Calendar

Mar
18
Mon
Colloquium: RESERVED (Host: TBD)
Mar 18 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: RESERVED (Host: TBD) @ BX102

Colloquium Title

Colloquium Speaker Name, Affiliation

Abstract text

PDS Atmospheres Node meeting
Mar 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
PDS Atmospheres Node meeting @ AY 119

Detailed Node Meeting Schedule:

1/07: ELSA & Node
1/14: ELSA
1/21: nothing – MLK holiday
1/28: Node
2/04: ELSA
2/11: Node
2/18: ELSA
2/25: Node
3/04: ELSA
3/11: Node
3/18: ELSA (but Lynn not here, LPSC)
3/25: nothing – Spring Break
4/01: Node
4/08: ELSA
4/15: Node
4/22: ELSA
4/29: Node
5/06: nothing – Final Exams week
5/13: ELSA

Planetary Group meeting
Mar 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Mar
19
Tue
ASTR 610 – Radio Astronomy
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
ASTR 506 – Stellar Dynamics and Hydrodynamics
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
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
ASTR 616 – Galaxies II
Mar 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Astro-ph Discussion
Mar 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Astro-ph Discussion @ AY119
Mar
21
Thu
ASTR 610 – Radio Astronomy
Mar 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
ASTR 506 – Stellar Dynamics and Hydrodynamics
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm