Consultation with an Astrogeologist

# 345723 Online Item

US $80.00 Retail Value
US $ 40.00 Opening Bid

Donated By:

U Chicago Mars Lab


Two hours online video chat with Jonathan Sneed, an astrogeologist who works at a U Chicago Mars and Exoplanet Habitability Laboratory. He is experienced with Mars, other solar system bodies (moons, planets, comets), and exoplanets. Jonathan is experienced at answering world building questions for fiction writers, relating to planetary formation, oceanography, stratigraphy, terraforming, mineral resources, colonization and other hard science details. (Highly recommended by Jo Walton and Ada Palmer!) He has worked with satellite imagery and Mars rover data, and can answer questions about current cutting-edge space research. He can also offer geology tutoring for students, mentoring for undergraduates interested in a career in planetary studies, or just a fun Q&A session for anyone interested in hearing the latest unpublished gossip from behind the scenes at Mars HQ.

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