Astrobiology and Planetary Exploration (APEX) Meeting Programme

All meetings this term will be at 13:00 on Thursdays in the Garwood Lecture Theatre (First Floor of the UCL South Wing)

17 January       Dr Michele Bannister (QUB) First arrival from afar: Interstellar planetesimal 1I/'Oumuamua and the past and present of planetary systems
24 January       Dr Joanna Barstow (UCL) Unveiling cloudy exoplanets: Hubble, JWST and Ariel
31 January       Hannah Sargeant (OU) Water extaction from the lunar regolith: A proof of principle demonstration with the ProSPA instrument
            Prof Ian Crawford (BBK) Searching for alien artefacts on the Moon: Constraining the Fermi Paradox?
07 February       Prof John Allen (UCL)     Earth's Boring Billion: Why was there so little oxygen? And why so long?
14 February       UCL Reading Week No APEX
21 February       Quentin Changeat (UCL) Towards more complex chemical profiles for exoplanet atmospheres
            Angelos Tsiaras (UCL) The legacy of HST/WFC3: First insights into the nature of super-Earths
28 February       Sam Halim (BBK) Survival of terrestrial material impacting the lunar surface
            Dr Francisco Diego (UCL)     On the importance of the concepts of origins, planetary environments andlife at early stages of education
07 March       Indhu Varatharajan (DLR) Surface mineralogy of Mercury: A journey with MERTIS on the ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission
14 March       Dr Ramy El-Maarry (BBK) New Horizons at Ultima Thule
21 March       Prof Nick Achilleos (UCL) Current sheets of the giant planets
            Prof Geraint Jones (UCL) The proposed ESA Comet Interceptor mission
28 March       Divya Persaud (MSSL) Visualisation of 3D multi-resolution orbital images for fluvial geomorphology in Gale Crater, Mars
            Marina Barcenilla (Westminster)     Martian extremophiles: Potential extinct and extant life on Mars