OpenPlanetary Virtual Lunches

OpenPlanetary will be hosting weekly virtual “lunch” talks at 1PM CDT on Tuesdays starting March 24, 2020. Please RSVP to chase@openplanetary.org with “OPLUNCH” in the subject line to receive an invitation to participate via Zoom.

If you are interested in presenting, we invite proposals for 10-50 minute talks on any technical topic that is likely to be of interest to planetary scientists.

Presentation topics will be announced on this thread on the Fridays prior.

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OP Virtual Lunch topics for March 24, 2020.

  • Dr. Ross Beyer (Research Scientist, SETI Institute) will talk about his Python development for Planetary Sciences over the last year: kalasiris and pvl, and his involvement with the newly invigorated PlanetaryPy project.
  • Dr. Michael St. Clair (CTO, Million Concepts) will then give an overview of features and design decisions in new reduced Apollo 15 and 17 Heat Flow Experiment data sets.
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OP Virtual Lunch topics for March 31, 2020.

  • Dr. K.-Michael Aye (UC Boulder, LASP) on “Best practices for conda-based Python science analysis environments.”
  • Dr. Chris Arridge (Lancaster University) on "the development of Ikuchi [https://github.com/chrisarridge/Ikuchi], an open source web tool using the Three.js library for viewing the 3D geometry of planetary magnetospheres.”

Notes from 20-03-24 OP Lunch Talks:

OP Virtual Lunch topics for April 7, 2020.

  • Dr. Jay Dickson (Caltech) discussing the potential for the use of non-linear, non-destructive image processing to significantly increase information preservation in planetary science, with the CTX global mosaic of Mars as a case study.
  • Dr. Fred Calef (JPL) on “The Multi-Mission Geographic Information System (MMGIS) is a NASA AMMOS open source webGIS framework for orbital and in situ planetary missions.”