Barringer Invitational Lecture
Since 1999, the Barringer Crater Company has sponsored a public lecture delivered by an invited speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society. These speakers often offer a broader perspective on the role of meteoritics and planetary science in the modern world.
Barringer Invitational Lecture for the 2015 Annual Meeting
The Barringer Invitational Lecture at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (July 27-31, Berkeley, CA) was delivered on July 27th by Dr. Geoffrey W. Marcy, Professor of Astronomy at the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Marcy holds the Watson and Marilyn Alberts SETI Chair and is an expert in the study of exoplanets.
The talk was titled “The Search for Habitable Planets and Intelligent Life in the Universe”.
Previous Barringer Invitational Lecturers
Martin Rees, “Big Bang to Biosphere”
Sean C. Solomon, “Exploring Mercury with the MESSENGER Spacecraft”
Jean Cave, “She called me “My Martian”“
Manabu Kato, “Kaguya Mission Challenges to Origin and Evolution of the Moon”
Peter Smith, “The Phoenix Mission Explores the Martian Arctic”
Michel Mayor, “From Gaseous Giants to Rocky Planets”
Jeff Hester, “Understanding Our Origins: Formation of Sun-like Stars in HII Region Environments”
A. P. Guimarães, “Magnetism in the Universe”
Rainer Albertz, “The Weal and Woe of Civilization: A Modern Message of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures”
Michael C. Malin, “Highlights from the Mars Global Survey Orbital Camera”
Dava Sobel, “Galileo’s Daughter”
Torrence Johnson, “The Moons of Jupiter: Discovered by Galileo, the Man - Explored by Galileo, the Spacecraft”
Clark Chapman, “The NEAR Mission: Insights about Asteroidal Cratering”