The CSA is uniquely positioned to offer training in the areas of planetary geology and astrobiology, including field schools, specifically aimed at international crews and their support cadre.
a special session is planned on "Comparative planetary geology: Terrestrial analogues to Mars and the Moon in the Arctic" at GAC-MAC 2007 in Yellowknife), establishing a Planetary Geology Division of the Geological Association of Canada, and increasing the scope and awareness of planetary science programs in Earth Science departments in Canadian universities.
He had just begun his career in planetary geology
, after a long calling in environmental activism, when the same rare disease that felled Carl Sagan also ended his life.
Lee, whose specialty is planetary geology
(study of rocky planets), first wondered about the possible similarities between the Canadian crater and Mars while studying for his Ph.D.
This educator's guide discusses planetary geology
. Exercises are grouped into five units: (1) introduction to geologic processes; (2) impact cratering activities; (3) planetary atmospheres; (4) planetary surfaces; and (5) geologic mapping.
New to this edition are a stronger focus on narrative art, the latest developments in climate change, new components to help reinforce learning, and coverage of planetary geology
The authors also delve into a variety of related topics, including comets, stardust, ancient impacts, planetary geology
, and what meteorites tell us about the origin of life on Earth--and elsewhere.
Maxwell of the National Air and Space Museum, chairman of the Geological Society of America's planetary geology
division, wrote to Jonathan upon hearing of his retirement.
Planetary Volcanism would make an excellent introductory text for undergraduate (and maybe graduate) classes in planetary geology
Last week, for example, David Scott, "discipline scientist" for planetary geology
and geophysics in NASA's Solar System Exploration Division, wrote to scientists funded by his program.