REGISTRATION OPENS ON 03/13 at 9:00AM
First Rock from the Sun: Exploring Mercury by Spacecraft
The MESSENGER spacecraft, the first to orbit the planet Mercury, overcame many technical challenges to survive the harsh environment of the inner solar system. Along the way, the mission's discoveries about one of our nearest planetary neighbors have changed our understanding of how the inner planets – including Earth – formed and evolved.
Sean Solomon, Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Associate Director for Earth Systems Science, Earth Institute
William B. Ransford Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
- The Carnegie Institution will open its doors at 6:00PM.
- An overflow room, with screens, will be available when our auditorium reaches maximum capacity. Seating in the auditorium is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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