April 15-17, 2022
The pilot workshop in Tucson, AZ was a big success! The science theme was NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission, which is operated by the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. The first day featured science plenary talks by mission team members Dr.’s Andy Ryan and Carina Bennett, focusing on how we use images and other data collected by the spacecraft to explore the surface of asteroid Bennu. Other guest speakers included Simon Kregar from the International Association of Astronomical Artists, and planetary scientists Dr.’s Michelle Thompson, Shane Byrne, Amanda Stadermann, Amanda Sickafoose, and Andy Rivkin. Author and poet Richard Leis from The Writer’s Studio guest taught a special poetry lab.