The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Exploring Mercury: The Iron Planet

Full Mercury

Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm

Join the Museum on Saturday, January 27th at 1:00 pm for the first of two programs in conjunction with the exhibition You are Here: Mediated Understandings of Our World. Robert G. Strom, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Planetary Sciences and the Lunar Planetary Laboratory will present “Exploring Mercury: The Iron Planet” about his work mapping Mercury. His maps of the planet are on view in the exhibition.

Before coming to the University of Arizona, Robert Strom was a Research Geologist at the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley from 1961-1963. He joined the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in 1963, three years after it was founded by Gerard Kuiper. Strom held Visiting Professorships at the University of London Observatory, the Institute for Space Astrophysics in Rome, and the Department of Science at the University d’Annunzio, Pescara, Italy. He retired in 1999 after 36 years of service in teaching and research. He is now Professor Emeritus, but is still active in research and NASA missions.

This program is included with Museum admission. The Museum is FREE for students, UA faculty and staff, those under 18, and those with a Military or Tribal ID or SNAP card.

More information on the exhibition is available here. 


Please arrive early – seating is limited.