College of Science Lecture Series: 'Beyond Earth'
Join us virtually every Thursday in April for five free lectures exploring the science of water.
In the 16th annual College of Science Lecture Series, our distinguished faculty will take the audience on a journey through water, its history and its future. From the comfort of your home, you can watch the virtual premieres of lectures on the cosmic origins of water, the essential role of the Colorado River in the arid Southwestern United States today, and the next great water challenges for future generations. We will lay the foundations for understanding the water all around us, from the ocean to the groundwater beneath the surface.
This lecture will be hosted by Jessica Barnes and Pierre Haenecour.
Life on Earth is comprised of water and organic molecules. In this talk, we explore the cosmic origins of these components, how they were delivered to the Earth, and how the exploration of asteroid Bennu by the OSIRIS-REx mission will help elucidate how Earth became habitable.