Ices in the Solar System in the James Webb Space Telescope Era

Course Overview

UCF Spring 2023 Astronomy 6156
Current Topics in Planetary Sciences
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:50 PM ET

This course is sponsored by the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) and the SSERVI Center for Lunar and Asteroid Surface Science (CLASS) team at the University of Central Florida.  

The core content will be lectures given by leading international researchers. The format provides an opportunity for questions and discussion. The lectures will be accessible through Zoom in real-time and will be recorded for on-line reference. Most lectures will be held on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm ET [50 min lecture + 30 min discussion]. Thursday sessions will be student-lead presentations related to the subject of the Tuesday lecture with additional detailed discussion.

Weekly Lecture Schedule

Jan 10Noemi Pinilla-Alonso
Addie Dove
Florida Space Institute, UCF
University of Central Florida
Course Introduction
Jan 17Stefanie MilamNASA Goddard Space Flight CenterIces in the Solar System
Jan 24Laurie ChuNASA Ames Research CenterIces in the Interstellar Medium
Jan 31Ariel DeutschNASA Ames Research CenterIce on Mercury
Feb 7Richard CartwrightSETISpacecraft Exploration of Uranus’ Moons and JWST observations of Europa and Callisto
Feb 14Olivia WilkinsNASA Goddard Space Flight CenterCosmic Ice Analogs: An Experimental Approach
Feb 21Phil MetzgerFlorida Space Institute, UCFThe Cislunar Water Economy Based in Asteroid and Lunar Water/Ice
Feb 28Mario de PráFlorida Space Institute, UCFIce on Asteroids: The Outer Belt and the Transitional Population
Mar 7Charles SchambeauFlorida Space Institute, UCFVolatile-Driven Processes on Centaurs and Comets
Mar 21Ana Carolina de Souza FelicianoFlorida Space Institute, UCFTNOs: Overview, the Ice Reservoir in the Solar System
Mar 28Tanguy BertrandObservatorie de ParisPluto System, Ice and Atmosphere After New Horizons
Apr 4Alfonso DavilaNASA Ames Research CenterIce on Earth (Antarctic Ice Analogs and Relation of Ices to Life)
Apr 11Noemi Pinilla-AlonsoFlorida Space Institute, UCFIces on TNOs, What the Webb is in the Fridge?
Apr 18Ramses RamirezUniversity of Central FloridaIce on Exoplanets: The Impact of CO2 and Water Ices on Habitability

If you need more details on the zoom connection and password, please, contact Prof. Pinilla-Alonso (npinilla[@] or Prof. Dove (adove[@]