RCIScience/RASC Lecture: Beyond Earth

Poon Hill, Histan Mandali, Nepal, Image Credit: Brandon Siu
Poon Hill, Histan Mandali, Nepal, Image Credit: Brandon Siu
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Several space agencies have launched orbital missions over several decades, and the volume of data and imagery they have acquired is staggering. The unprecedented level of detail available has allowed scientists and engineers alike to explore surfaces well beyond Earth. Join Dr. Bhairavi Shankar as she highlights the findings and explores how and why we investigate planetary surfaces.

Bhairavi is a planetary scientist and geologist. She works with satellite data to understand geological processes on solid planetary bodies. Her research interests focus on the development and applications of data analysis techniques through geospatial awareness. The founder of BeSpatial Consulting, she is involved in the development of teaching materials to engage students and educators with space science, alongside promoting the role of women in STEM.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Eventbrite
Organized by: The Royal Canadian Institute for Science and RASC - Mississauga Centre
Location: Noel Ryan Auditorium, Mississauga Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road W. Parking under the library is free after 6 p.m. Enter via the ramp accessed from the southbound lane on Duke of York Boulevard between City Centre Drive and Burnhamthorpe Road.