Honors Forum 2008
The CCRI Honors Program and the CCRI Foundation cordially invite you to this year's Honors Forum featuring
Spying on Mars
by Dr. Kathryn E. Fishbaugh Russell
Smithsonian Institute, Air and Space Museum
Kathryn Fishbaugh Russell will give a tour of images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (MRO HiRISE) camera orbiting Mars and describe what we have learned about Mars from them. HiRISE returns images of the Martian surface with higher resolution than ever seen before from an orbiter. As a member of the HiRISE science team, Dr. Fishbaugh Russell will talk about her role. She will also discuss jobs related to NASA activities and leave plenty of time for Q&A from the audience.
Dr. Fishbaugh Russell received her M.S. and Ph.D. in the Geological Sciences from Brown University. Her post-doctoral work included research at the International Space Science Institute in Switzerland and the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. She is currently at the Smithsonian. Dr. Fishbaugh Russell is a recognized expert on features and processes on the polar ice caps on Mars. She has organized several international workshops on the geology of the planets, and her work has resulted in numerous scientific papers in leading journals.
The picture above is of an avalanche coming off of the Mars polar cap taken by the HiRISE camera.
Thursday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m.
4th Floor, Knight Campus
400 East Avenue
A coffee reception will follow and CCRI’s Honors students will present their honors projects.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 401.825.2034