Alicia Dwyer Cianciolo, an aerospace engineer at the NASA Langley Research Center, will discuss how recent work at NASA to develop human landers at Mars is influencing new lunar lander vehicle designs. The goal is to develop and utilize technologies that will be needed on future missions, increase sustainability, and lower costs.
The 17th Annual Paul D. Bartlett, Sr. Lecture presented in association with the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Kansas City, the Princeton Alumni Association of Greater Kansas City, and the Yale Club of Kansas City. Yale astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan will trace the history of the idea of black holes and present our evolving understanding of how they form and grow.
Dr. Daniel Mack, Senior Director of Quantitative Analysis/Amateur Scouting with the Kansas City Royals, returns to the Library to talk about the art and science of sabermetrics.
Join Dr. John Grant, Geologist at the Smithsonian Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, for an in-depth look at current and future robotic missions to Mars.
Best-selling author and space historian Andrew Chaikin and a panel of experts, including Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt, discuss the science of Project Apollo and the benefits to society of future planetary exploration.
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