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The Mars Exploration Rovers: A Decade of Exploration (FREE)

The von Kármán Lecture Series Presents  
The Mars Exploration Rovers: A Decade of Exploration 

Ten years after landing on Mars, a rover mission designed for 90 days of operation is still exploring the Red Planet.

Join JPL for a celebratory Mars Exploration Rover anniversary event on Thurs., Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. PT at Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. Mission team members will share remembrances from the first decade of Opportunity and her twin Spirit (ceased operations in 2010), as well as a glimpse of Opportunity's current investigations and upcoming challenges.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Participants will include:

• Steve Squyres, principal investigator for Opportunity, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

• Bill Nye, CEO of the Planetary Society, Pasadena

• Members of the MER operations team

The event will also be streamed live at

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Beckman Auditorium is closest to Wilson Avenue but is not visible from the street. 

This event will be hosted by Regional Science Ambassador Patricia Milner (pictured below).  Please look for her at the front entrance of Beckman Auditorium between 6:20-6:30 where she will be holding a Meetup sign.  At 6:30 we will all go together to get seats.

Hat tip to Guy Jackson! 

CARPOOLING:  If anyone is interested, please comment below. No need to put your address, just your general location.

After the lecture, please join us at Peet's Coffee & Tea for further discussion and socializing:
605 South Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106

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