Space Science Week at Tech

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The Center for Space Technology and Research (C-STAR), along with the ExplOrigins Group representing the Georgia Tech Astrobiology community, presents Space Science Week at Tech, a week's worth of lectures and presentations celebrating the latest information from space exploration activities. 

Friday, Feb. 12
11 a.m. The World In A Grain of Sand: What the Perseverance Rover Can Tell Us About the Geology of Mars
Speaker: Aileen Yingst, Senior Scientist, Planetary Space Institute; Co-Investigator, SHERLOC/WATSON, Perseverance Rover; Deputy Primary Investigator, MAHLI Camera, Curiosity Rover 

Wednesday/Thursday, Feb. 17-18
ExplOrigins Colloquium

5 p.m. Feb. 17 - Poster Session
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 18 - Colloquium

Thursday, Feb. 18
2:15 p.m. NASA Mars Perseverance Landing Watch Party

Friday, Feb. 19
11 a.m. Mars+Landing Panel

  • Glenn Lightsey, Professor, Aeronautics Engineering
  • Frances Rivera-Hernandez, Assistant Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • James Wray, Associate Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Co-Investigator, HiRISE & CRISM, MRO
  • Angela Dapremont, PhD Candidate, Planetary Science



Event Details


  • Date: 
    Friday, February 12, 2021 - 11:00am to Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 10:59am

All events virtual. See links here:


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Center for Space Technology and Research