To the Moon, Mars and New Mexico

Ever dream of becoming the first journalist in space? Take JRN 390/590 (Science Journalism Practicum) this spring and get an unusual chance to learn science reporting by covering research that will help NASA plan to send astronauts to the Moon and beyond.

Scientists at Stony Brook and elsewhere are probing moon geology, testing space dust, and designing instruments for astronauts to use on other worlds.  This 3-credit course meets Tues-Thurs, 10-11:20 am, with several field trips, including one to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.

Students in the spring course will be eligible to take a second JRN 390/590 course this summer, covering scientists doing fieldwork in volcanic fields in southern New Mexico.  (The landscape is about as close to the moon as you can get on Earth.)

Open to all journalism majors and minors.  For more information, email Professor Liz Bass, elizabeth.bass@stonybrook.edu.