Royal Astronomical Society Discussion Meeting
Friday 13th November 2009
(RAS Lecture Theatre, Burlington House, London.)
In-situ geophysical studies of planetary interiors: past, present, and future
Organisers: Neil Bowles & Nick Teanby
What's New? Downloadable presentations for selected talks
Future space missions to the Moon, Mars, and the outer planets will
incorporate surface geophysical instrumentation. Current mission plans include
provision for seismometers, heat flow experiments, and thermal and electrical
conductivity for example. These instruments have the potential to vastly
improve our knowledge of planetary surfaces and interiors.
This meeting will review results from past experiments (such as the Apollo
seismometers), discuss current geophysical instrumentation proposed for future
missions such as MoonLITE and Aurora and how best to maximise the science
return. A major aim of this meeting is to bring together the solid Earth and
planetary science communities in order to determine how best to exploit future
datasets, guide mission design, and foster future collaborations.
The meeting will comprise morning and afternoon sessions of invited talks and a poster session to help stimulate discussion.
|10:00||10:30||Tea and Coffee|
|10:40||11:10||Tilman Spohn||Interiors of terrestrial planets: Moon and Mars|
|11:10||11:40||Bruce Banerdt||Surface-Based Geophysics on the Terrestrial Planets|
|11:40||12:00||Mike Kendall||Imaging planets using seismology: lessons learned from Earth|
|12:00||12:20||Alan Smith||Penetrators for Planetary Exploration and Science|
|12:20||12:40||Graham Stuart||Strategies for seismological exploration of the planets - an Earth
|14:00||14:20||Tom Pike||A Microseismometer for Planetary Exploration|
|14:20||14:40||Axel Hagermann||Apollo lunar surface geophysics - what we know we don't know, we know we
know, and we might not know we know|
|14:40||13:00||Richard Katz||Magma Dynamics in the Terrestrial Mantle|
|15:30||16:00||Tea at the Geological Society|
|16:00||18:00||RAS Monthly A&G (Ordinary) Meeting|
|18:00||19:00||Drinks Reception (in the RAS' Burlington House Apartments)|
CLICK HERE to download a PDF of program/abstracts
If you would like to contribute a poster please email the poster title to Nick Teanby (teanby<at>atm.ox.ac.uk) with "RAS poster" as the subject before November 6th.
Posters will be viewable during the lunch break. This will be a good opportunity for informal discussion of your work. Poster boards are portrait orientation - 6ft high by 3ft wide.
For details of the meeting location and other details please see
The RAS meeting website