The schedule of CLASS seminars can be found here: https://fsi.ucf.edu/seminars/
March 27, 2015
An Overview of the NASA FINESSE (Field Investigations to Enable Solar System Science & Exploration) Project
Dr. Jennifer L. Heldmann
Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center
This talk will present an overview of the Science and Exploration activities being conducted by the NASA FINESSE (Field Investigations to Enable Solar System Science & Exploration) team. FINESSE is a part of NASA’s SSERVI (Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute). FINESSE focuses on understanding volcanics and impacts as primary geologic processes altering the surface of the Moon, asteroids, and other planetary bodies. We conduct fieldwork at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho, USA, and at the West Clearwater Impact Structure in northern Canada. We also investigate the most effect methods for both humans and robots to conduct scientific field investigations on other planetary surfaces. Today we will discuss the science and exploration research, and also focus on our education and public outreach activities, with special emphasis on how teachers and students can get involved with the exciting FINESSE project!
April 8, 2015
On Wednesday, Apr. 8th, 2015, at 7 pm, Dr. Rayman will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College in Los Altos.
April 12, 2015
May 12, 2015
A two-day pan-European lunar science and exploration meeting will be held at the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) in Frascati, Italy May 13-14, 2015.
July 21, 2015
This year’s NASA Exploration Science Forum (ESF) will be held in person July 21-23, 2015 at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.