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Exploring the Moon from Orbit – Paving the Way for Future Astronaut Explorers
Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PMFree
300 Clarkson Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011 + Google Map
FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration is required. Register below.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Ryan Clegg-Watkins, McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Dr. Clegg-Watkins uses Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera images to study the effects of rocket exhaust on lunar soil and to investigate silicic volcanic regions of the Moon. She hopes to one day use her research and skills to help plan future robotic and manned planetary missions. Dr. Clegg-Watkins is a NASA Student Ambassador, a STEM advocate, and an aspiring astronaut.
Exploring the Moon from Orbit is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership between SLCL, the Photosynthetic Research Antenna Center (PARC), Washington University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and The Academy of Science of St. Louis. Science in St. Louis is based upon work supported as part of the Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DE-SC0001035. We also would like to thank the National Science Foundation for support awarded to Kaitlyn Faries through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program under Award Number DGE-1143954.