Monday, February 18, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Mars is far from a dead planet, especially when it comes to weather. From clouds that can interfere with imaging from orbit, to dust storms that can affect rovers on the surface, to seasonal and long-term changes in weather and climate, there are many reasons scientists keep an eye on Mars' weather. Thanks to a continuous presence in orbit around Mars for nearly 20 years, the planet's weather patterns haven been routinely monitored on a near-daily basis. Planetary scientist and former "martian weather reporter” Dr. Tanya Harrison, Director of Research for Arizona State University’s Space Technology and Science (“NewSpace”) Initiative, will present a photographic tour of atmospheric processes on the Red Planet.