Location: Conference Space (rooms A2, B2 and C2), 2nd floor, New Student Centre
About the Speaker
Prof. Moores is currently developing planetary simulation facilities at York University as part of the Planetary Volatile Laboratory. He contributed to the 2005 Huygens Mission to Saturn’s Moon Titan, to the 2008 Phoenix Mission to the Martian Arctic, and led experimental studies into interactions of volatiles with the Martian surface and polar caps, and supported Surface Operations on the Mars Science Laboratory Rover. He participated in the development of the Surface Stereo Imager for the Phoenix Lander, and has been involved in several conceptual space-mission design studies, and analogue planetary missions. His work has led to the first direct detection of fog on Mars, to estimates of the methane content of the Martian atmosphere from exogenous sources.