Colorado State University’s 2001 Space Seminar Series Reveals Out-Of-This-World Topics

The 2001 Space Engineering and Space Science Seminar Series at Colorado State University this year presents topics ranging from private sector remote sensing to prospecting for signs of water ice on the moon through April 24.

All seminars, free and open to the public, are held Tuesday afternoons from 4-5 p.m. in Room 207, Lory Student Center on the Fort Collins campus. Refreshments are served 30 minutes prior to each seminar to allow for conversations with the guest speaker. The dates, topics and guest speakers follow.

  • On Feb. 20, Tina Cary, president of Cary and Associates in Longmont, will discuss the "Role of Science in Private Sector Remote Sensing." Cary and Associates provides a full line of marketing services to the U.S. and international organizations involved in all sectors of the geotechnology industry.
  • On Feb. 27, Howard Perko, doctoral student in the Department of Civil Engineering at Colorado State, will discuss "Dust: The Small and Invisible Enemy of Space Exploration."
  • On March 13 at the annual Dr. Willy Z. Sadeh Memorial Seminar, Kathryn Hurlbet, 2001 Sadeh Award Winner, will discuss "Two-Phase Flows for Mars Gravity: Spacecraft and Life Support Designs for Mars Exploration."
  • On April 3, Andy Anderson of Space Imaging in Thornton will discuss "Remote Sensing and Security Issues." Space Imaging is a worldwide supplier of high-quality, high-resolution, satellite-based data and derived information products.
  • On April 24, Alan Binder, director of the Lunar Research Institute in Tucson, Ariz., will discuss "Prospecting for Signs of Water Ice on the Moon." The Lunar Research Institute is dedicated to the exploration and scientific study of the moon. Binder developed the Lunar Prospector Mission that is currently mapping the moon from a low polar orbit.

The series is sponsored by the Center for Engineering Infrastructure and Sciences in Space at Colorado State and the Colorado State National Aeronautics and Space Administration College Space Grant Program. The CEISS Web page is located at

For more information, contact Eligar Sadeh, director of CEISS, at (970) 491-2001.