Science Talk 11: Space Exploration

The Internet of Power, Pat Bahn

As the fossil energy economy begins to exceed climatological reserves and a climate emergency is occurring, the potential for a new era of smart energy production can expand. Renewables driven by subsurface, surface energy allows the growth of non-variable cost structures in power generation. An era of SuperPower will produce the energy needed for true interplanetary economies.

Mars or Bust?, Katie Mack;

There’s been plenty of talk about sending humans to Mars, but how feasible is it, really? What limits our ability to live on Mars right now, and what technology needs to be developed to get us there? I’ll summarize all the thorny issues of interplanetary travel and habitation, and why we might (or might not) soon be leaving footprints in the Martian dust.

Exploring Titan, Geoffrey Landis.

Titan, Saturn’s moon, is the only moon in the solar system with a thick atmosphere and bodies of liquid on the surface. But on Titan, the liquid is not water, but hydrocarbons— lakes of liquid methane and ethane. This talk will discuss why Titan is important and give details on some proposals for possible future missions to Titan.

December 17, 2021 - 10:00 pm EST

Location: Diplomat Ballroom
Tags: Science
On-site, Available Virtually
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