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Thursday, June 4: Planetary Seismology: What's shakin' in the Solar System

HAL5 monthly program on "Planetary Seismology: What's shakin' in the Solar System" with Dr. Renee Weber, Research Scientist, NASA MSFC and InSight Science Co-Investigator. Of the many geophysical means that can be used to probe a planet's interior, seismology remains the most direct. In addition to Earth, seismometers have been installed on the surfaces of Venus, Mars, and the Moon. Given that the seismic data gathered on the Moon (now over 40 years ago) revolutionized our understanding of the the lunar interior and are still being used today, it is no wonder that many future missions, both real and conceptual, plan to take seismometers to other planets. To best facilitate the return of high-quality data from these instruments, as well as to further our understanding of the dynamic processes that modify a planet's interior, various modeling approaches are used to quantify parameters such as the amount and distribution of seismicity, and the seismic structure of the terrestrial planets. In this talk Dr. Weber will discuss some of these methods and review the history of planetary seismology, and give an update on the upcoming InSight mission to Mars.


HAL5 received the NSS Chapter Excellence Award for Education Outreach for 2011, 2012 and 2013.

For a third year in a row, HAL5 was awarded the NSS Chapter Excellence Award for Education Outreach. Special thanks to our members, supporters and attendees of our monthly programs to HAL5 one of the most active chapter in NSS! Thank you!


HAL5 is NSS Chapter of the Year for 2010

Once again, we are the best chapter in NSS! At the 2011 ISDC in Huntsville, HAL5 was awarded the NSS Chapter of the Year award for 2010! Thank you, our members and guests, and HAL5 officers for making this possible.

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HAL5 Officers' Meeting

Members and general public are welcome to attend the HAL5 Executive Officers' meetings. The Tuesday after our Monthly program, except for holidays, at 6 pm at Newk's on University Drive.

Project HALO Regular Work Night

Open to all current HAL5 members. We meet on Tuesday from 7 PM to 9:30 PM at Steve's except for holidays and other conflicts. If you are interested, please .