Join Arizona State University's School of Earth & Space Exploration for assistant professor, Dr. Alyssa Rhoden's upcoming New Discoveries lecture:
"Exploring Ocean Worlds"
Not long ago, Earth was thought to be the only ocean-bearing world in our solar system. Now, global, liquid water oceans have been identified under the icy surfaces of two moons in the outer solar system, and there is evidence to support past or present oceans in several others. The potential of these ocean worlds to serve as habitats, as well as their unique geology and evolution, has elevated them to the next great frontier in planetary science. This lecture will focus on the ocean worlds of Europa at Jupiter and Enceladus at Saturn – what is currently known and the new missions that NASA and ASU are developing to visit these two moons. We will also take a short tour of other potential ocean worlds in the outer solar system.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Alyssa Rhoden is an expert in the geophysics of ocean worlds. She has spent over a decade investigating Europa's interior, orbit, and ice shell processes and has now expanded her studies to include Enceladus, Mimas, Charon, Phobos, and Jovian irregular satellites. Dr. Rhoden utilizes a novel combination of cutting edge numerical techniques, statistical analysis, and photo-geology to interpret planetary surfaces. She has participated in planning NASA’s multi-flyby mission to Europa and a future mission to land on Europa’s surface.
What are my parking options?
The Marston Exploration Theater is located on the first floor of ASU's Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), the home of the School of Earth and Space Exploration. ISTB 4 (map) is located near the intersection of Rural and Terrace Road in Tempe on the east side of campus. This seven-story structure is ASU’s largest research facility, and is accessible on foot via Orange Street and McAllister Ave. If arriving by Light Rail, exit at the University and Rural Road stop.
Parking is available inside the Rural Road parking structure just east of ISTB 4. From the parking structure, walk west and enter ISTB4 through the glass doors on the north side of the building. Please note that a parking fee is $3/hour and is charged upon exiting the parking structure. There is additional pay parking directly south of ISTB 4 available for $2/hour. There is an automated payment registration kiosk on the parking lot's west side (the corner near the building).
Do I need to arrive early?
Guests are recommended to show up by 6:30 p.m. to gain entry into the theater. At 7:15 p.m. any seats will be released to first come/first served at the door.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact the SESE Alumni & Events Coordinator, Stephanee Germaine at email@example.com