Professor, Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration
To arrange a speaking engagement with Jim Bell, please contact the Penguin Speakers Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jim directly through this link. Some examples of Jim's past talks and media appearances can be found on Jim Bell's YouTube Channel.
Upcoming Public Talks and Appearances
March 1, 2019, "The Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide," Las Cumbres Observatory Public Lecture Series, Santa Barbara, CA
Past Public Talks and Appearances
July 11, 2018, "Powering Satellites in Space," Arizona PBS show "Catalyst," Phoenix, AZ
Nov. 17, 2016, "Weekending on the Moon," ASU/KED Talk, Phoenix, AZ
Sep. 26, 2016, "Roving on Mars: New Challenges and New Opportunities for Image Processing," IEEE International Conference on Image Processing Invited Keynote Talk, Phoenix, AZ, 9:00 a.m. [Talk starts at 4min 50sec]
Sep. 8, 2016, OSIRIS-REx Launch Event, ASU Campus, Marston Exploration Theatre, ISTB-4
May 18, 2016, "Steps to Human Exploration of Mars," Panelist at Humans to Mars 2016 Summit, Washington, DC, starts at 44:00 into the presentation
Apr. 30, 2016, "We have to get off this planet!," TEDx Talk on YouTube, Arrowhead Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ
Jan. 23, 2016, "Postcards from Mars," presented at the Vatican Observatory workshop: Water in the Universe: From Icy Moons to Astrobiology, Phoenix, AZ
Dec. 11, 2015, "Total Recall: The Science of Mars," Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Nov. 18, 2015, "The Soils of Mars," Soil Science Society of America Invited Keynote Talk, Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 14, 2015, "Future Exploration of Mars," SEDS SpaceVision 2015 Conference, Boston, MA
Oct. 22, 2015, "Postcards from Mars," SESE New Discoveries Lecture Series, ASU Campus, Tempe AZ
July 14, 2015, "New Horizons: The First Mission to the Pluto System and the Kuiper Belt," Planetary Radio Live, KPCC Studios, Pasadena CA
May 19, 2015, "Academic and Commercial Partnerships in NewSpace," Space Tech Expo, Long Beach, CA
May 12, 2015, "Astronauts and Robots: Partners in Space Science and Exploration," Keynote address, American Astronautical Society, Pasadena CA
April 15, 2015, "Postcards from Mars," DC Ranch Spotlight Speakers Series, Phoenix, AZ
February 26, 2015, Vroman's Bookstore, Pasadena CA, Readings from "The Interstellar Age"
July 10, 2014, Phoenix Public Library Science Cafe: Exploring Mars
July 14-18, 2014, 8th International Mars Conference, Caltech
June 7, 2014; 4pm, Emcee of "FameLab" Competition, Comic-Con, Phoenix, AZ
June 7, 2014; 8pm, Panelist at "Serenity, Softwire, and the Science of Science Fiction" (with Nathan Fillion), ASU Campus, Tempe, AZ
April 1, 2014: "Leveraging Academic-Commercial NewSpace Partnerships," SpaceExpo 2014, Long Beach, CA
Feb. 28, 2014: Exploring Mars, on KTKK-AM "Fringe Radio"
Feb. 27, 2014: University of Hawaii at Hilo talk: "Postcards from Mars," Hilo, HI, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 9, 2014: National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC, opening of the Spirit and Opportunity 10th Anniversary exhibit
Nov. 17, 2013: Planetary Society MAVEN Pre-Launch Science Cafe, Norton's Pub, Cocoa Beach, FL.
Nov. 15, 2013: National Press Club/ASU Forum on Space Exploration, Washington, D.C.
September 7, 2013, Asia Pacific Radio Science Conference talk: "Roving on Mars with Opportunity and Curiosity," Taipei, Taiwan, 9:00 a.m.
August 17, 2013: Mars Society Annual Conference Plenary talk: "Roving on Mars with Opportunity and Curiosity," Boulder CO, 1:45 p.m.
July 22, 2013: Friends Of The Observatory talk: "Postcards from Mars," Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles CA, 7:30 p.m.
June 9, 2013: "Entertaining Science: Mars!", Cornelia St. Cafe, Manhattan, 6:00 p.m.
January 3, 2013: Photographing Mars, The Planetary Society "Google Hangout" [YouTube]
August 4, 2012: Mars Rover Update, Mars Society Annual Convention, Pasadena CA [YouTube]
August 4, 2012: Introduction to Mars, at The Planetary Society's Planetfest!, Pasadena, CA [YouTube]
April 30, 2012: Keck Institute for Space Studies Workshop on In Situ Science and Instrumentation for Primitive Bodies, "Surface Geology and Geologic processes on primitive bodies" (Caltech; Pasadena, CA)
Dec. 11, 2006: Washington, DC: "Postcards from Mars" book talk [C-SPAN BookTV]
July 7, 1997: JPL/Pasadena, CA: Mars Pathfinder Rover Update [C-SPAN, Jim's part starts at around 17:00]
Samples of Media Interviews
"NASA Lands InSight on the Surface of Mars" CNN TV interview with Rosemary Church (Nov. 26, 2018)
"NASA Lander May Search for Alien Life on Europa," CNN TV interview with Cyril Vanier (Feb. 19, 2017)
"International Cooperation in Space," WBRS Radio interview with David Huang (March 5, 2016)
"NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Speeds Past Pluto," Huffington Post Live video interview (July 14, 2015)
"Startups could hold the keys to space travel's future," NPR's Innovation Hub radio interview (June 19, 2015)
"The Interstellar Age," interview on "Books & Co.", Arizona PBS TV Station 8, Phoenix, AZ (June 11, 2015)
"Mission to Mars," segment on 60 Minutes Australia (April 5, 2015)
"Exploring The Solar System Through The Eyes Of Robotic Voyagers," NPR Weekend Edition (Feb. 21, 2015)
"The Star Spot" podcast interview, with Justin Trottier (Dec. 29, 2013): A Brief Tour of Home, with Jim Bell
Marketplace from American Public Media (May 22, 2012): Missions to Mars may be out of reach as funds fade
NPR All Things Considered (May 31, 2011): NASA Says A Final Goodbye To Plucky Mars Rover
Australian National Radio's "Future Tense" program (July 29, 2010): Space exploration - robots or humans?
NPR Morning Edition (July 21, 2009): Charting NASA's Future: To The Moon And Beyond
The Space Show (Jan. 6, 2009): Mars 3-D: A Rover's Eye View of the Red Planet
NPR All Things Considered (Nov. 20, 2008): Under Obama's Watch, NASA Shuttle Fleet To Retire
NPR Talk of the Nation (July 27, 2007): Mars Rovers Battle Storms on the Red Planet
Coast to Coast with Art Bell (Nov. 26, 2006): Mars & the Rover Missions
WNYC/Leonard Lopate Show (Nov. 20, 2006): Striking Images from Mars
NPR All Things Considered (Jan. 23, 2006): Mars Rover Marks Second Anniversary of Landing
NPR Talk of the Nation (Aug. 6, 2004): Spirit Findings Surprise Scientists
NPR Talk of the Nation (July 23, 2004): Space Update: Planetary Exploration
NPR Talk of the Nation (Jan. 9, 2004): Mars Pan-Cam
NPR Weekend Edition (Apr. 24, 1999): In a Mars Minute