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Public Talk

The Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide: A Futuristic Journey Through the Solar System

March 1, 2019

When: March 1, 2019 7:00PM
Where: The Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 West Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara

Jim Bell

Arizona State University

Do you dream of traveling to other worlds? Well then, why not? Come with noted astronomer, planetary scientist, and interplanetary travel guide Prof. Jim Bell on a predictive tour of what the solar system will have to offer as of 2218. Hiking, sightseeing, photography, musical performances, fine dining, extreme sports, even Citizen Science research opportunities abound across our solar system, from Mercury through the gas giants and moons of the outer planets, and even beyond. How should you dress? What should you bring? What kinds of adventures can you expect? Let's find out!

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Jim Bell

Jim Bell is a Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University and President of The Planetary Society, the world's largest public space advocacy organization. Jim's research group at ASU primarily focuses on the geology, geochemistry, and mineralogy of planets, moons, asteroids, and comets using data obtained from telescopes as well as spacecraft missions to these worlds. Jim has a main belt asteroid named after him (8146 Jimbell) and has received the Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society for excellence in public communication in planetary sciences. In addition to the book upon which this talk is based, he has also published six other popular science books about Earth and space science and exploration, including Postcards from Mars, The Space Book, The Interstellar Age, and, coming in April 2019, The Earth Book: From the Beginning to the End of our Planet – 250 Milestones in the History of Earth Science.

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