Two new impact craters have been added to the Earth Impact Database, bringing the number of confirmed impact craters to 190! Check them out: Agoudal and Saqqar.
Lucy Thompson and John Spray attended the 46th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) in the Woodlands, Texas from March 16-20, 2015.
Earth Impact Database (EID) updates this month. The Santa Marta structure in Brazil, the Hummeln structure in Sweden and the Suvasvesi S structure in Finland have been confirmed as craters and have been added to the database! Please check back in the coming weeks for updates to the EID webpages and maps that reflect these crater additions. This brings the total confirmed impact craters on Earth to 188.
Lucy Thompson gave an presentation about Mars and the Mars Science Laboratory mission to her niece's grade 4 class (New Maryland Elementary, approx. 40 students).
Lucy Thompson and Beverley Elliott attended the Mars Science Laboratory All Hands Meeting and the APXS team meeting from February 3-4, 2015 in Pasadena, California.
Lucy Thompson, Beverley Elliott, Suporn Boonsue and Karen Shea gave an tour of PASSC to rotating groups of gr 4 students from Park Street school (total 32 students). The learned about Mars, Curiosity Rover, meteorites and microscopes. They got to look at Mars images with 3D glasses, hold a piece of Mars and look at a mosquito trapped in amber under a microscope!
Lucy Thompson gave an evening Let's Talk Science presentation about the Mars rover to a group of 20 students from Nashwaaksis Middle School.
Beverley Elliott presented at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of American (GSA) in Vancouver, BC, Canada from October 17-21, 2014. Her talk was entitled "Orbital and 3D Context of the MSL Curiosity Rover’s Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS) data From Gale crater".
John Spray attend the 65th Annual Aeroballistic Range Association (ARA) Meeting 2014 in Arcachon, France from October 19 - 24.
Earth Impact Database updates this month. Målingen crater in Sweden has been confirmed and has been added to the database! Four craters have updated ages: Lockne, Neugrund, Clearwater East and Lappajärvi.
Lucy Thompson and Beverley Elliott attended the Mars Science Laboratory All Hands Meeting and the APXS team meeting from September 15-18, 2014 in Pasadena, California.
Lucy Thompson, graduate student Jessie Brown and two undergraduate field assistants went to the Manicouagan impact structure in Quebec for 5 weeks. It was another successful field season!
Mission webpages updated.
Catrina Russell hosted a group of Cub Scouts on April 16. She gave them a tour of the Quartermain Centre, gave them a mineral lesson and helped them with a meteorite craft.
Lucy Thompson and Beverley Elliott attended the Mars Science Laboratory All Hands Meeting and the APXS team meeting from April 15-17, 2014 in Pasadena, California.
John Spray gave a presentation about the MSL Curiosity Rover to the William Brydone Jack Astronomy Club on March 11.
Lucy Thompson attended the 45th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) in the Woodlands, Texas from March 17-21, 2014.
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