The 1014th meeting of
The Mineralogical Society
MSSC ZOOM PRESENTATION
Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, specifically
presented by Kathryn M. Stack
Friday, June 9, 2023 at 7:30.
See program notes below
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Program Notes: Friday, June 9, 2023 at 7:30,
About the program: Katie Stack Morgan “Mars Update”: Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, specifically. Katie’s research focuses on the Martian sedimentary rock record, using orbiter and rover image data to understand the evolution of ancient surface processes on Mars.
Katie Stack Morgan is a research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, the Deputy Project Scientist of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, and a mission scientist on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover mission. Originally from Cheshire, Connecticut, she graduated with a B.A. in geology and astronomy from Williams College in 2008 and earned her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in geology from Caltech in 2011 and 2015, respectively. For her work on the Curiosity rover, she was named to Forbes’ list of 30 under 30 and has earned several NASA Group Achievement Awards, a NASA Software of the Year award, and a NASA Early Career Public Achievement Medal. Katie’s research focuses on the Martian sedimentary rock record, using orbiter and rover image data to understand the evolution of ancient surface processes on Mars.
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Upcoming Events (all events, except field trips are via ZOOM until further notice)
- July 9, 2023: Paolo Sanchez: Lazurite of Cascade Canyon, California
August 11, 2023: Mike Sanders: Digging for Blue Barite at Stoneham, Colorado
- August MSSC Picnic
- September 8, 2023: TBA
- Board Meeting, July 9, 2023, 1:00 pm. via ZOOM
The MSSC is pleased to offer the updated 2022 edition of Bob Pedersen’s X- Dana