New Discoveries Lecture Series

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About the Series

The SESE New Discoveries Lecture Series is designed to bring the exciting scientific work of SESE to the general public in a series of informative and up-to-date evening lectures. Each will be given by a member of the SESE faculty.

Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. MST and last about an hour. They are free and open to the public.

Meteorites and the Solar System

Dr. Meenakshi Wadhwa

October 4, 2018 |

About the Speaker:

Dr. Wadhwa is a meteoriticist and Director of ASU's Center for Meteorite Studies. She recently joined the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa2 mission to the asteroid Ryugu, where the spacecraft will collect samples of the asteroid's surface.

About the Lecture:

Dr. Wadhwa will talk about meteorites, and the processes involved in the formation and evolution of the solar system.

Where to go

The Marston Exploration Theater is located on the first floor of ASU's Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), the home of the School of Earth and Space Exploration. ISTB 4 (map) is located near the intersection of Rural and Terrace Road in Tempe on the east side of campus. This seven-story structure is ASU’s largest research facility and is accessible on foot via Orange Street and McAllister Ave. If arriving by Light Rail, exit at the University and Rural Road stop.


Parking is available inside the Rural Road parking structure just east of ISTB 4. From the parking structure, walk west and enter ISTB 4 through the glass doors on the north side of the building. Please note that a parking fee is charged upon exit. There is additional pay parking directly south of ISTB 4 available for $2 / hour. There is an automated payment registration kiosk on the parking lot's west side (the corner near the building).

When to arrive

RSVP links will be provided to register and reserve your seat for each event.  Attendees should arrive no later than 7:15 p.m. to gain entry into the theater. No-show seats will be released on a first come/first serve basis.  


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