UH 30th Annual Milton B. Dobrin Lecture: Exploring Europa, Jupiter's Ocean World: A View From Earth (and Mars) -Feb 28th

University of Houston
Student Center South Ballroom (2nd Floor)
4455 University Dr.
Houston, TX 77004
Parking available in the Welcome Center Garage

Please join the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the Geophysical Society of Houston

Admission is free. Join us for hors d'oeuvres and social interaction. For more information and to register click here

Featured Speaker: Dr. Donald D. Blankenship, Research Professor, University of Texas Institute for Geophysics

About the Speaker:
Donald Blankenship is a researcher interested in the dynamic processes below, within and surrounding terrestrial ice sheets that control rapid changes in global sea level as well as sub-ice habitability across the solar system, particularly at Europa. Don has been PI and director for many Antarctic exploration programs incorporating aero geophysical platforms. He has extensive experience with instrumentation, including multi-frequency radar, laser altimeters, magnetometers, gravity and GPS as well as both active and passive seismic instrumentation. His specialty is integrating these tools to produce the rich data sets required to address carefully posed hypotheses for the evolution of Earth’s ice sheets and ice shelves as well as understanding the formation of Europa’s dynamic surface geology using terrestrial analogs. Don is currently Principal Investigator for the Radar for Europa Assessment and Sounding: Ocean to Near-surface (REASON) instrument, to be flown on NASA’s flagship Europa Clipper mission launching in October 2024.

Schedule of events:
5:00 PM: Student Poster Presentations
6:30 PM: Overview of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at UH by Tom Lapen, EAS Dept. Chairman
6:35 PM: Geophysics at UH
6:45 PM: Dobrin Lecture Presentation by Donald D. Blankenship
7:45 PM: Student Poster Award Announcements

Join us for hors d'oeuvres and social interaction.

Admission is free. For more information and to register click here

2/28/2024 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Central Standard Time

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