Adrienne Dove


Adrienne Dove, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
UCF Physics Department

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
A Virtual Zoom Talk
Zoom link will be provided upon completing registration


No air? Low gravity. Dust everywhere!

Human and robotic explorers to other planets are presented with unique challenges to landing, moving around and operating on those surfaces. This is because the Moon, Mars and asteroids are all much smaller than Earth, don’t have its protective atmosphere and they have very rocky, dusty surfaces.

In this talk, we will discuss some of these challenges and how we can do tests and experiments to understand them. We will also discuss how we are preparing our next explorers for these extreme environments.


Dr. Adrienne (Addie) Dove is a planetary scientist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She received her B.S. in Physics from the University of Missouri in 2006, and her Ph.D. in Astrophysics and Planetary Science from the University of Colorado – Boulder in 2012.

She is passionate about space and space exploration (both human and robotic) and educating people about science and exploration. Her work involves experiments in the lab, on airplanes, and in space, and she has received numerous awards from UCF and NASA for her research contributions to the science and exploration communities.