NOTICE: As part of NASA's response to the federal budget sequester, the Outer Planets Series activities have been placed on hold until further notice. Requests for presenters, and applications to be a presenter, will be logged and every attempt will be made to fulfill these requests after the hold is lifted. Questions, and concerns about how this affects your plans, either as a presenter or potential host, may be addressed to the Series administrator, Steve Vance: email@example.com.
The Outer Planets Colloquium Series is a collaboratively
planned program of visits by planetary scientists to
university campuses and research institutions, and is
designed to raise awareness of current research in outer
solar system science.
is open to two- and four-year undergraduate colleges,
and to research institutions throughout the United States.
The Series is specially designed for host institutions
that have planetary science research programs and the
commitment to make the necessary local arrangements.
Colloquium Series events will contribute to the host
institution's academic program and intellectual environment
in many different ways. Presenters are scheduled to
give a research colloquium or seminar presentation primarily
for the professional / academic science community. They
are strongly encouraged to address the needs of the
next generation of scientists (graduate students, interns,
and undergraduates). They are also encouraged to give
an additional, more general presentation that is free
and open to the general public.
are expected to be on a range of topics, including outer
planet satellite astrobiology, geology, geophysics,
composition, atmospheres, spectroscopy, cryospheres,
surface chemistry, tidal forces, volcanism, magnetospheres,
science instrumentation, and technological advances.
interactions that raise awareness about outer solar
system science may also be considered as part of the
visit. These may include guest teaching a class, interacting
informally with students and faculty, visiting local
precollege campuses, or other outreach opportunities.
Series will cover the presenter's travel expenses. The
host institution will not provide an honorarium
for the speaker.
To apply for
an Outer Planets Colloquium Series visit, please fill
out the online request
form. Please be sure to note your preferred presenter
and range of dates. Please plan at least three months
ahead. You will be notified once the application is
received and processed. The schedule of activities is
arranged directly by the host institution with the visiting
presenter, in collaboration with the Outer Planets Colloquium