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Record Player Fluid Dynamics: A Taylor Column Experiment

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 in Planetary Demos, Videos

Record Player Fluid Dynamics: A Taylor Column Experiment

Laboratory experiments showing the formation of a Taylor column, which is one of the canonical of rapidly rotating fluid dynamics as exists in many geophysical settings.

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SPINLab Educational Project – Falling droplets in rotating tank

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Planetary Demos, Videos

SPINLab Educational Project – Falling droplets in rotating tank

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Graduate Chris Snead receives prestigious teaching award

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 in Planetary Profiles

Graduate Chris Snead receives prestigious teaching award

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Scott Sheppard – Neptune Trojans

Posted on May 3, 2013 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Scott Sheppard – Neptune Trojans

Scott Sheppard explains how he uses powerful telescopes to detect distant asteroids sharing the orbit of Neptune

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Jean-Luc Margot – Radar Astronomy and the Asteroid Impact Hazard

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Jean-Luc Margot – Radar Astronomy and the Asteroid Impact Hazard

UCLA Professor Jean-Luc Margot explains how radar astronomy drastically improves the ability for humans to predict and mitigate asteroid impact hazards. For more information about the UCLA’s Radar Astronomy Group, please visit: http://radarastronomy.org

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Explore Your Universe 2012

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 in Videos

Explore Your Universe 2012

Visit UCLA for a day of hands-on science activities!

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David Paige – Ice and the Origins of Life

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

David Paige – Ice and the Origins of Life

David Paige explains why studying ice on Mercury is important for understanding the origins of life on Earth and the habitability of extrasolar planets.

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David Paige – Mercury Organics Brought By Comets

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

David Paige – Mercury Organics Brought By Comets

David Paige explains how organic material brought to Mercury by comets creates a dark crust over subsurface ice in permanently shadowed regions.

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David Paige – Water Ice on Mercury

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

David Paige – Water Ice on Mercury

David Paige explains how he uses a thermal model of Mercury to locate surface and subsurface ice in the north polar region.

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Planetary Profiles – Pedro Lacerda

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 in Planetary Profiles, Videos

Planetary Profiles – Pedro Lacerda

Guest interview with astronomer Pedro Lacerda

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Planetary Insights – Small Bodies

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – Small Bodies

Guest astronomer Pedro Lacerda describes his work into small bodies

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Planetary Profiles – Matt Walker

Posted on Aug 10, 2012 in Planetary Profiles, Videos

Planetary Profiles – Matt Walker

Interview with ESS graduate student Matt Walker.

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Planetary Insights – Icy Moons

Posted on Aug 10, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – Icy Moons

Graduate student Matt Walker discusses his work with icy moons.

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Planetary Profiles – Alan Rubin

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 in Planetary Profiles, Videos

Planetary Profiles – Alan Rubin

Interview with ESS meteorite researcher Alan Rubin

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Alan Rubin hosts a tour of UCLA’s Meteorite Gallery

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 in Planetary Demos, Videos

Alan Rubin hosts a tour of UCLA’s Meteorite Gallery

Cosmochemist Alan Rubin gives a tour of UCLA’s meteorite gallery.

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Planetary Profiles – Jessica Watkins

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 in Planetary Profiles, Videos

Planetary Profiles – Jessica Watkins

Interview with ESS graduate student, Jessica Watkins

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Planetary Insights – Landslides on Mars

Posted on Jul 2, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – Landslides on Mars

ESS graduate student Jessica Watkins talks about Martian landslides

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Planetary Profiles – Maarten Roos

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 in Planetary Profiles, Videos

Planetary Profiles – Maarten Roos

Guest profile of science filmmaker Maarten Roos

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Planetary Insights – Planetary Heat Flow

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 in Planetary Insights, Videos

Planetary Insights – Planetary Heat Flow

Researcher Jean Pierre Williams talks about planetary heat flow

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Planetary Profiles – Jean Pierre Williams

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 in Planetary Profiles, Videos

Planetary Profiles – Jean Pierre Williams

Interview with Earth & Space Sciences researcher Jean Pierre Williams

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