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Space: The Final Frontier? A Conversation with NASA Scientist Dr Sarah Noble

Nov 06 2019
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W5 at Odyssey 2 Queen's Quay, Belfast, Antrim,

Dr Noble will present on Lunar geology, past present and future! Followed by a conversation ...

Dr Noble will present on Lunar geology, past present and future! Followed by a conversation moderated by journalist Sarah Travers highlighting what we learned about the Moon from Apollo and more recent missions, and what future plans are, including what science we want to learn when we go back.

Dr Noble is a program scientist at NASA Headquarters. She earned her BS in Geology from the University of Minnesota and her MS and PhD in Geological Sciences from Brown University. Something of a “NASA nomad”, Dr Noble has also spent time at NASA JSC, NASA MSFC, and NASA GSFC, as well as a brief stint working for Congress. Her scientific research is on space weathering processes on the Moon and other airless bodies. At HQ, she is the Program Scientist for the Psyche mission and runs several research and analysis programs, including PDART (Planetary Data Archiving, Restoration, and Tools) and SSERVI (Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute). She is currently working on finding payloads to send to the Moon’s surface through the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) contract. Asteroid 133432 Sarahnoble is named in her honour.

Sarah Travers is an experienced broadcast journalist and TV presenter, with a keen interest in stories and the people that shape them. Sarah is a familiar face to many in Northern Ireland, where she was news anchor in the BBC newsroom for 17 years.  Sarah started her career with BBC Radio Foyle, and has presented lifestyle programming for UTV, Northern Ireland’s commercial TV channel. As Director of Bespoke Communications, Sarah develops media and crisis communications training programmes for a range of different organisations in the public, private and third sectors. She continues to appear on-screen as a TV presenter on a range of programmes and documentaries.    Sarah holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Nottingham Trent University.