Yesterday, Wednesday, 01/09/2013, Michael Meyer, the lead scientist on NASA’s Mars exploration mission, which includes the ongoing Curiosity rover mission, visited UC Davis as a guest of Dawn Sumner‘s, the KeckCAVES scientist working on that same mission. Dr. Meyer held a seminar in the Geology department, and also gave an interview to one of our local newspapers, the Sacramento Bee.
As part of this visit, Dawn showed him the CAVE, and the Mars-related visualization work we have been doing, including Crusta Mars and our preliminary work with a highly detailed 3D model of the Curiosity rover.
I’m still on vacation, so I missed the visit. Bummer. 🙁