Baylor Geosciences to Host Panel Discussion on "The Future of Lunar Exploration"

March 27, 2024

The Geosciences Department as part of the O.T. Hayward Distinguished Lecture Series is hosting a panel discussion on "The future of lunar exploration" at the Hurd Welcome Center on Monday, April 8th at 3:00 pm.

Eclipse Panel Discussion


Panelists will include:

Dr. Harrison "Jack" Schmitt, retired NASA astronaut and the most recent living person to have walked on the Moon as part of the Apollo 17 mission.

Dr. Kerri Donaldson-Hanna, a planetary geologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida (UCF).  Dr. Donaldson Hanna was a postdoctoral researcher within the Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics sub-department at the University of Oxford before receiving a UK Space Agency Aurora Research Fellowship to continue her research at Oxford for an additional 3.5 years. While at Oxford, she held a Junior Research Fellowship at Christ Church College and was awarded the early career Winton Capital Geophysics Award from the Royal Astronomical Society.

Walter “Sparky” Matthews, MD, Clinical Professor in the Honors Program, Honors Program Pre-Medical Mentor at Baylor University.  Retired from the U.S. Air Force as the 1st Surgeon General of the United States Space Force

Dr. Paul Allison, Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, and is leading the interdisciplinary Point-of-Need Innovations (PONI) Center as the founding director at Baylor University.

Dr. Truell Hyde, Professor of Physics and Founder/Director, Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research at Baylor University.