by Jim Small
excellent talk by Dr. Lodders as listed below. Perhaps the most striking
aspect to me is the similarity of presolar grains to hailstones. For
more information about carbon stars and presolar grains, there are
several web sites you may find of help. All of these will be added
to the SLAS links page.
featured speaker for the talk on Carbon Stars was KATHARINA LODDERS,
Senior Research Scientist, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences,
Washington University, St. Louis, MO. For more information about Dr.
Lodders, click on the link below: http://epsc.wustl.edu/admin/people/lodders.html
the Bruce Fegley group in the planetary chemistry laboratory at Washington
University in St. Louis, which includes Dr. Lodders go to the following
web site: http://solarsystem.wustl.edu/
Click on current projects then experiments and scroll down to find
more information about the chemistry of gas grains of solar nebulae.
web site that was recommended by Dr. Lodders was the Astronomers Bazaar.
At this site, the Strasbourg astronomical Data Center (CDS) collects
and distributes astronomical data catalogues, related to observations
of stars and galaxies, and other galactic and extragalactic objects.
Catalogues about the solar system bodies and atomic data are also
included. The Astronomers Bazaar may be found at
This is the home page for the web site of the Laboratory for the Space
Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. This is one of two
pages recommended by Christine Jennings during by Dr. Lodders' Carbon
Star talk. It has online versions of the work describing how presolar
grains were sliced and studied. Click on research once you reach the
home page to see these works, including some nice photographs. The
other site Christine mentioned is the Lunar and Planetary Institute
web site: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/
This site is also very nice, including research pages with any information
you would care to know about the solar system, including a 3D tour
of the solar system if you happen to have red-blue stereo glasses.
final source mentioned at the talk is the Washington University astronomy
source page at: http://library.wustl.edu/~physics/astro.htm
This site has links to everything astronomical that might be of interest,
including international astronomy clubs.
the tour of the solar system!! Please email me below if you have additional