Thursday 19th May - Lecture - Meteorites from our Nearest Neighbours

Dr. Lydia Hallis, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow
Dr. Hallis will firstly outline how we identify the origin of individual meteorites, and then move on to discuss what meteorites from the Moon, Mars and the asteroid Vesta can tell us about the origin and evolution of these planetary bodies.

Biography: I studied for a PhD in Lunar geochemistry and petrology at the London Natural History Museum, in collaboration with the Open University. After obtaining my PhD in 2010 I became a NASA Astrobiology Fellow at the University of Hawaii, where I began to analyse the mineralogy and chemistry of Martian meteorites. During this fellowship I focused on what Martian meteorites can tell us about the role of water on the red planet over geological time. Since moving to the University of Glasgow in 2014 I have continued this theme of research, as well as investigating the origin of water in the inner Solar System.

Location : Room 6.41 Royal College, Strathclyde University.  Access is via the Montrose Street entrance, take the lift to Level 3, exit the lift and take the 2nd set of steps on your left, go through the double glass doors.  Room 6.41 is on your left approximately half way along the corridor. 

 

Public lectures for the 2015-16 session

The ASG's free public lectures for the 2015-16 session have started, the dates and titles are shown below.  They are held in Room 6.41 Royal College, Strathclyde University.  Access is via the Montrose Street entrance, take the lift to Level 3, exit the lift and take the 2nd set of steps on your left, go through the double glass doors.  Room 6.41 is on your left approximately half way along the corridor.  The lectures start at 7:30pm and are preceded from 6:45pm by either a presentation on the month's skywatching highlights or by a social event giving you the opportunity to meet other members.

The complete lecture programme for the 2015-16 session is as follows:

Thursday 17th September 2015 Reclaiming the Night
The Eric Tomney Lecture
Mr. Steve Owens (Freelance Science Writer)
Thursday 15th October 2015 In search of the Forty Foot
Mr. Bob Bower (Secretary, The Society for the History of Astronomy)
Thursday 19th November 2015 Nanosatellites : Astronomical Potential
Mr. Alasdair Gow, Clyde Space Ltd.
Thursday 17th December 2015 New Horizons in the Solar System
Dr. John Davies, UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory Edinburgh will discuss the Rosetta / Philae mission to Comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the Dawn mission and the New Horizons mission
Thursday 21st January 2016 Big Bangs and Black Holes
The Tannahill Lecture
Professor Carole Mundell, Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy and Head of Astrophysics at the University of Bath
Thursday 18th February 2016 Members' Night Talks
Thursday 17th March 2016 Noah, Amazonia and Olympus - Geology on Mars
Dr. Simon Cuthbert, Lecturer in Earth Sciences, University of the West of Scotland
Thursday 21st April 2016 In Search of the Northern Lights
The Leon Davies Lecture
Prof Jim Wild, Space Plasma Environment and Radio Science Group, Lancaster University
Thursday 19th May 2016 Meteorites from our Nearest Neighbours
Dr. Lydia Hallis, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow
followed by the Society AGM

Unless otherwise advised, lectures are held in Room 6.41 Royal College, Strathclyde University.  Access is via the Montrose Street entrance, take the lift to Floor 3, exit the lift and take the 2nd set of steps on your left, go through the double glass doors.  Room 6.41 is on your left approximately half way along the corridor.