Planetary Geology for Beginners Course

MWest 28 October 2009 2
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Date: Wednesday 11th November
Time: 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start
Location: Geoscience Australia’s Education Centre, Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave & Hindmarsh Dr, Symonston, Canberra
RSVPs Essential: By 6th November to

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Following it’s success last year, Mars Society Australia and the AIAA Sydney Section are proud to once again present:


Fascinated by the latest images from Mars? Curious about how impact craters have shaped the Moon? Want to know how the rocky bodies in the Solar System formed? Always wanted to see a meteorite up close? Join Dr. Jonathan Clarke for a FREE introductory course on planetary geology that will cover the different processes that resulted in the
formation and current state of the Moon, Mars and other rocky bodies in our Solar System. The course will also include hands on activities in Geoscience Australia’s Education Centre and the chance to examine various geological specimens including several meteorites.

Date: Wednesday 11th November

Time: 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start. The course should finish at around 7:30pm. Please note that the doors to the building close at 6:00pm and if you are late we will be unable to let you into the building.

Location: Geoscience Australia’s Education Centre, Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave & Hindmarsh Dr, Symonston, Canberra

Map: Of the general area can be found at
Please park in the visitors area (see and meet in the foyer.

RSVPs Essential: By 6th November to

PLEASE NOTE: Places are LIMITED so preference will go to MSA & AIAA members. To find out about membership of MSA visit or membership of the AIAA visit

Tea, coffee, cordial and biscuits will be provided.

Dr. Jonathan Clarke’s biography is included below. Feel free to forward details of this event to others who may be interested.

For information about upcoming events by the local AIAA section visit


About Dr. Jonathan Clarke
Dr. Jonathan Clarke’s career has been extremely varied and he is best described as a geological general practitioner. He graduated as a palaeontologist, moved into petroleum and coal geology, and completed his PhD in carbonate sedimentology and palaeoecology. Dr. Clarke has worked on marine surveys in the Southern and Indian Oceans, explored for base metals, nickel, copper and gold throughout Australia, the Philippines and Chile. Dr. Clarke’s research interests include terrestrial analogues of Martian landscapes and developing exploration strategies for human missions to Mars. He has participated in Mars analogue field work in deserts in Utah, USA and in South Australia, the later as the science leader of Mars Society Australia’s Jarntimarra expedition in 2001. Dr. Clarke is an Associate Member of the Australian Centre for Astrobiology and the vice president and research committee chair of Mars Society Australia. The author of numerous journal articles and a recent book chapter on
extraterrestrial regolith, Dr Clarke is also frequently interviewed about space and Mars exploration for national newspapers, television and radio.

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