Join Arizona State University's School of Earth & Space Exploration for Dr. Kip Hodges' upcoming New Discoveries lecture
"Astronaut-scientist explorers: The future of planetary field research"
Field research on Mars is currently only conducted using robots, but many planetary scientists and engineers envision a future in which field research is conducted by astronaut-scientist explorers and robots working in concert. Preparing for such opportunities is a monumental task. requiring radical rethinking of how we conduct field geology on planetary expeditions within the Solar System.
With the exception of deep ocean surveys, field geology on Earth typically does not involve collaborations with robots. In this presentation, Dr. Kip Hodges, Foundation Professor of Geology, will discuss new approaches to field geology that might enhance exploratory science on other worlds, and how to train astronauts to work with robots to conduct field research on planetary expeditions.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Kip Hodges is a Foundation Professor and Founding Director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration from 2006-2013. He earned his Ph.D. in Geology at MIT and has held faculty positions at the University of Wyoming and MIT before joining ASU in 2006. He is the author of more than 160 peer-reviewed science and engineering papers, he has been on the Planetary Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council, and presently serves as a member of the Advisory Committe for the Geoscience Directorate at the National Science Foundation.
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