A Cartographer's Guide to Mars Exploration
Speaker: Dr. Phil Stooke of the University of Western Ontario's Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration
Location: See map here.
We have been studying Mars for several centuries and exploring it for over half a century. Maps play a large part in exploration, and in this talk they will be used to document the history of exploration of the Red Planet from telescopic mapping to rover missions.
About our speaker: Dr. Stooke is a planetary cartographer in the Department of Geography at UWO in London, Ontario and in the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration. His PhD from the University of Victoria was on maps of non-spherical objects such as asteroids, including special map projections and shape-modelling methods. More recently he has been documenting lunar and Mars exploration in two books: The International Atlas of Lunar Exploration (Cambridge: 2008) and The International Atlas of Mars Exploration (Cambridge: 2012). He is now working on a second volume on Mars which will include the current rover missions.
Attention kids! There will be a table-top telescope given away as a door prize.