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Emerging Constraints on the Chemical Composition of the Entire Earth

John Hernlund, Vice Director of the Earth-Life Science Institute at Tokyo Institute of Technology

Career celebration for Raymond E. Arvidson

Join the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences for a celebration of Arvidson's scholarly and educational contributions throughout his 48 years at WashU.
Emerson Auditorium, Knight Hall | Virtual and in-person options available

My 50 Years Exploring Mars: From the Viking Landers to the Perseverance Rover

In this public lecture, Raymond E. Arvidson, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, will share highlights and reflections – and driving lessons – gleaned from a half century of investigating the red planet. This is the inaugural event in the EPS Distinguished Lecture Series.
Emerson Auditorium, Knight Hall | Virtual option available

Earth and Planetary Sciences Open House

This open house will showcase the exciting work going on around the department, including guided tours and student presentations.
Rudolph Hall

Mars: From Warm and Wet to Cold and Dry as Shown During the Curiosity Rover’s Ascent of Mount Sharp

In this colloquium, Raymond E. Arvidson, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, will discuss the red planet's transition from warm and wet to cold and dry conditions based on evidence collected by the Curiosity rover. A departmental open house will precede Arvidson's talk.
Emerson Auditorium, Knight Hall | Virtual option available

Tower Grove Park hosts first-ever Astronomy Festival

Take a trip to the stars and beyond at Tower Grove's Astronomy Festival!
Tower Grove Park - West End | 4490 Northwest Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110

EPS Colloquium: Kevin T. Uno

Lamont Associate Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
TBA

EPS Colloquium: Chris Herd

Professor, University of Alberta
Zoom

Colloquium: OSIRIS-REx and Near-Earth Asteroid Bennu - Returning a Sample of the Early Solar System

Dante Lauretta, Professor at the University of Arizona and Principal Investigator of NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission will present the 2022 Robert M. Walker Distinguished Lectures.
TBD

Memorial Lectures

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences currently holds three memorial lectures each year.

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