ASX Star Talk: Exploring Space from Earth with Dr. Marianne Mader

ASX - Exploring Space From Earth
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Learn how planetary scientists explore other planets here on Earth, through comparative planetology and meteoritics, and how we are preparing for future space missions by conducting terrestrial analogue missions. Dr. Mader will share stories from the field, including her work in the Arctic and Antarctica. Step into the shoes of a geologist and try your hand at meteorite hunting in this interactive presentation.

About the speaker
Dr. Mader has dedicated her career to sharing her love for science and space exploration through innovative public engagement, participatory education, and planetary science research. Currently, the Managing Director of Earth & Space/Fossils & Evolution at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), she leads multidisciplinary initiatives to help people understand the Earth, our solar system and how life evolved over time. With over 13 years of research & field experience, Dr. Mader has studied some of the oldest rocks on Earth in Greenland, explored impact craters across the globe, and collected meteorites in Antarctica. She’s worked with the Canadian Space Agency, NASA, and numerous Canadian space companies. She’s a Visiting Lecturer at the International Space University, and her education includes a PhD in Planetary Science, MSc in Space Studies, and an MSc in Earth Sciences.

Telescope observing: 8:00–9:00pm on the 14th floor of McLennan Physical Laboratories (weather permitting)

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Not required
Organized by: Astronomy & Space Exploration Society
Location: University of Toronto, Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories (LM 161), 80 St George St., Toronto, ON  M5S 3H6