Volume: 02, Issue: 07 04/07/2004 
Dr. Martha Gilmore
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Chat Live about Martian Geology and Rovers

Dr. Martha Gilmore, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University

Live online chat about Martian geology and rovers. Dr. Gilmore, a member of the 2001 Mars Global Surveyor team and contributor to the site selection of NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers, will host Space Explorers' final live online chat of the spring.

Thursday, April 8, 2004

10:00 - 11:00 AM Alaska Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Pacific Time
Noon - 1:00 PM Mountain Time
1:00 - 2:00 PM Central Time
2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

How to Participate/Login:
If you would like to participate in the chat, you may login and submit questions throughout the chat period. If your class does not meet during the chat time, you may submit questions prior to the event. Go to http://www.space-explorers.com/internal/mercurious/index.asp?room=gilmore to login as a Space Explorers subscriber or guest. Once logged in, you may submit your question(s) prior to or during the designated chat time.

Prior to becoming an assistant professor of Earth and Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University, Dr. Gilmore was a postdoctoral researcher in the Earth and Planetary Science Division at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Her primary research involves the use of images of the surfaces of Mars and Venus to interpret geologic processes and history.

Dr. Gilmore is also involved in the future of planetary exploration, including strategies for the return of samples from Venus and Mars, the exploration of Venus with balloons, and the use of artificial intelligence to improve the geological capabilities of Mars rovers. She previously served as member of the Mars Surveyor 2001 lander team and contributed to the site selection of the Mars Exploration Rovers. In addition, she is currently secretary of Planetary Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union and member of the Space Studies Board Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration.

What happens after your question(s) have been submitted:
A moderator will review each submitted question and base his or her selections on how provocative, how closely related to guest's field of expertise, and how representative of the questions as a whole the inquiries are. Since numerous questions are submitted for each chat, we cannot guarantee that all questions will be answered or answered in the order of submission. We will, however, try to get through as many questions as possible in the time allocated. Ask away!

Achieved Chats:
Dr. Gilmore’s archived chat will be posted at http://www.space-explorers.com/internal/mercurious/index.asp?room=gilmore after the chat event. All archived online chats can be found at http://www.space-explorers.com/internal/communications/chats.html#archive.

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