Curator's Coffee -- Venus
Are you ready? The Transit of Venus takes place on June 5thand it is the only transit that will occur during the remainder of the 21st Century. But what is a transit and what is it's significance? And what do we know about Venus as a planet? Only a few planetary missions have visited Venus; and Venus remains a planet that only a few dozen scientists worldwide (including the NMMNHS's Dr. Larry Crumpler) have studied.
Hear from one of the scientists who studied Venus and participated in scientific analysis of both Russian and American missions to Venus. Join Dr. Crumpler for this Curator's Coffee and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime solar event.
Dr. Larry Crumpler worked as a research scientist with both Russian and American missions to Venus in the 1980s and 1990s. He is Lead Author on the Venus Volcano Catalog, prepared by analysis of radar data from the U.S. Magellan Mission to Venus; and lead author of numerous research articles, including a landmark article on Venus global volcanism published in Science. He received his B.S. in geology at North Carolina State, M.S. in geology at UNM, and Ph.D. in Planetary Science at the University of Arizona. His work lately has been "on" Mars as a science team member of the Mars Rover Mission and on Earth studying New Mexico's volcanoes.
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