Events

Events at the Center for Planetary Systems Habitability bridge disciplines and bring together scientists and researchers from across campus.

Upcoming

Upcoming events will typically be hosted bi-weekly on Mondays from 1 to 2 pm.
To join the seminars please contact: David Goldstein

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March 1, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Geothermal Energy in the Outer Solar System

Dr. Ken Wisian
Associate Director, Environmental Division
Bureau of Economic Geology

Research Scientist, Center for Space Research
Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Past Events

Unterborn
February 8, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Watch the recorded talk (requires UT Zoom sign-in).

A Matter of Time: The Coupled Role of Stellar Abundances, Exoplanet Radiogenic Heat Budgets and Climatic Evolution

Cayman Unterborn
Research Scientist
Southwest Research Institute

Read the abstract

Anslyn
January 25, 2021 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Watch the recorded talk (requires UT Zoom sign-in).

Information Storage in Abiotic Sequence-Defined Polymers – Their Potential for Replication and in Seeking Molecular Complexity

Eric Anslyn
Professor, Department of Chemistry College of Natural Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin
Asteroid Bennu
TWO TALK SPECIAL
November 30, 2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Seminar 1: Asteroid Bennu: Evidence of Water and Heat

Dr. Romy Hanna
Research Associate, Department of Geological Sciences
Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas at Austin

Images of Venus

Seminar 2: Atmospheric chemistry on Venus: known toxins, unknown life – what’s next?

Frank Mills
Associate Professor
Australian National University
Visiting Scientist, McDonald Observatory

Watch a recording of Frank Mill’s talk (requires UT Zoom sign in).

Judit
TWO TALK SPECIAL
November 9, 2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Watch the recorded talks (requires UT Zoom sign in).

Seminar 1: When is the next one coming? NEO observations at McDonald Observatory

Judit Gyorgyey Ries
Research Associate, McDonald Observatory
Department of Astronomy
College of Natural Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin

Morley

Seminar 2: Observing Escaping Atmospheres with the Hobby-Eberly Telescope

Caroline Morley
Assistant Professor, Department of Astronomy
College of Natural Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin

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October 12, 2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Spacecraft Dynamics for Outer Planet Moons Missions: Challenges of Searching for Life at Icy Worlds

Prof. Ryan P. Russell
University of Texas at Austin

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September 28, 2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Small Satellites: Not Just for Technology Demonstration

Prof. Brandon Jones
University of Texas at Austin

Pexels Akil Mazumder 1072824
September 14, 2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Watch the recorded talk (requires UT Zoom sign-in).

CPSH Special Seminar: Seed Grant Recipients

Dr. Tim Goudge
Dr. John Lassiter
Dr. Nicola Tisato
Jackson School of Geosciences
Dr. Zilong Wu
Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering
Cockrell School of Engineering

Dr. Conny Rasmussen
UT Institute for Geophysics
University of Texas at Austin
Seti Seminars
July 29, 2020 10:30am – 11:30am

Watch the recorded talk (requires UT Zoom sign-in).

The Overlooked Risk of a SETI Success

Dr. Ken Wisian
University of Texas at Austin
Brett Baker Eukaryotes
July 8, 2020 10:30am – 11:30am

Exploring new branches of life for the origins of eukaryotes

Brett Baker
University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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June 17, 2020 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Watch the recorded talk (requires UT Zoom sign-in).

Exploring the Habitability of Enceladus and Europa with Mass Spectrometry

Hunter Waite
SWRI San Antonio
Tisato Lakrout
May 27, 2020 10:30am – 11:30am

Watch the recorded talk (requires UT Zoom sign-in).

The Biotic Influence on Speleothem Morphology

Carole Lakrout and Dr. Nicola Tisato
Jackson School of Geosciences
University of Texas at Austin
Trappist Habitable Zone Glass Table
May 6, 2020 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Watch the recorded talk (requires UT Zoom sign-in).

Terrestrial Exoplanet Characterization and the Search for Life

Prof. Victoria Meadows
University of Washington