Exploring the Solar System: The Latest News

Saturday, October 18, 2014: 3:45 PM-5:15 PM
LACC 405 (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Ramon Lopez, PhD, Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Arlington

Description: In this session we will explore the Sun, the space environment of the Earth, and hear the latest breaking news from missions to explore comets. Three dynamic speakers will provide a window into amazing science with talks that are understandable to all intelligent lifeforms in our solar system.

3:45 PM
Introductory Remarks
3:50 PM
Our Nearest Star: How Complicated Can a Hot Ball of Gas Be?
Ana Cristina Cadavid, PhD , Professor , California State University, Northridge
4:10 PM
The Weather in Space Can Affect Your Life
Ramon Lopez, PhD , Professor of Physics , University of Texas at Arlington
4:30 PM
Comets: The Fossils of the Solar System
Claudia Alexander, PhD , Scientist , Jet Propulsion Laboratory