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

2014
 
2013
 
2012
 
2011

Martin Rees, “Big Bang to Biosphere”

2010

Sean C. Solomon, “Exploring Mercury with the MESSENGER Spacecraft”

2009

Jean Cave, “She called me “My Martian”“

2008

Manabu Kato, “Kaguya Mission Challenges to Origin and Evolution of the Moon”

2007

Peter Smith, “The Phoenix Mission Explores the Martian Arctic”

2006

Michel Mayor, “From Gaseous Giants to Rocky Planets”

2005

Jeff Hester, “Understanding Our Origins: Formation of Sun-like Stars in HII Region Environments”

2004

A. P. Guimarães, “Magnetism in the Universe”

2003

Rainer Albertz, “The Weal and Woe of Civilization: A Modern Message of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures”

2002

Michael C. Malin, “Highlights from the Mars Global Survey Orbital Camera”

2001

Dava Sobel, “Galileo’s Daughter”

2000

Torrence Johnson, “The Moons of Jupiter: Discovered by Galileo, the Man - Explored by Galileo, the Spacecraft”

1999

Clark Chapman, “The NEAR Mission: Insights about Asteroidal Cratering”