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Dr. Jim Zimbelman coming to NNU on Nov. 3

November 3, 2011, 2:21 pm
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Dr. Jim Zimbelman, class of 1976, from Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Center for Earth & Planetary Studies is in Washington D.C. will be on Northwest Nazarene University’s campus to discuss “A Spacecraft Tour of the Solar System.” This lecture will examine the discoveries made by robotic emissaries over the past 50 years.

Zimbelman’s research includes topical geologic mapping of Mars and Venus; remote sensing of the terrestrial planets at visual, infrared and radar wavelengths; lava flow emplacement on the terrestrial planets; sand transport and deposition on Earth and Mars; topographic signatures of Paleolake shoreline features on Earth and Mars; and various field studies in volcanic and desert terrains.

The public is welcome to attend the lecture on Thursday, Nov. 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in the Jackson Brothers Lecture Hall (Room 138) in the Thomas Family Health and Science Center, 603 Dewey St.


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