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Fermilab Lecture Series - Life on Mars: Past, Present, and Future?

NASA's Lead Scientist for Mars Exploration Program, Michael Meyer, will present the latest discoveries at Mars including those revealed by the one-ton rover, Curiosity, which landed on Aug. 6, 2012. The Mars program has been able to achieve a series of highly successful interconnected-missions to investigate the biological potential of Mars. This series of missions have culminated in Curiosity, the first Astrobiology mission since Viking. Curiosity is on a mission to explore Gale Crater and the slopes of Mt. Sharp, with the task of determining present and past environments and whether any could have ever supported microbial life.
Michael Meyer is at NASA Headquarters and is responsible for the science conducted by NASA's ongoing and developing Mars missions. As the former head of Astrobiology and NASA's Planetary Protection Officer, Meyer has a unique view of Mars exploration and it’s potential.

You must purchase your ticket for $7. Use this link:

http://www.centerstageticketing.com/sites/fermilab/events.php

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  • Dubravka

    To add to the conversation we had about the scale of things, Planck's Length, etc. Enjoy: http://htwins.net/scale2/

    September 16, 2013

    • Dubravka

      I did not find it--I've had it for a long time, and it has fascinated me all along.

      September 17, 2013

    • Miguel A

      This is another favorite of mine, "powers of ten", made in 1977. In its way down stops at 10^(-16) m, more or less the limit of understanding at that time - http://www.youtube.co...­ - Since then we have been able to prove even smaller scales, but still far from the Planck length limit.

      September 17, 2013

  • Scott S.

    Nice topic. The laser beam was scary though. :)

    September 16, 2013

  • Scott S.

    Any word if this lecture is sold out?

    September 13, 2013

    • John

      They'll have a limited number of tickets available at the door starting at 7PM on a first come first served basis.

      September 13, 2013

  • John

    Anybody have an extra ticket they won't be using?

    September 13, 2013

  • Jackie

    This sounds great. Since I won't be able to make tonight's lecture this too will be my first event. See you there!

    September 12, 2013

  • Arlene

    This will be my first event, and I look forward to meeting the group. I'll try to find you guys in the refreshment area. I look nothing like my photo :)

    September 12, 2013

  • Donna

    In the event anyone is interested: Prix-Fixe dinner at Chez Leon is $30 (doesn't include lecture tickets) - Menu is Gazpacho, Chili-Glazed Halibut with Avocado-Tomatillo Sauce, Lemon Grass Rice, Sauteed Pea Pods, Pineapple Flan. Tickets to lecture are not include in price of dinner. Dinner starts promptly at 6 p.m. Phone Chez Leon directly for reservations at 630/[masked]

    September 9, 2013

    • Gary S.

      I'd like to, but I won't be able to make it by 6pm. I'll see you at the auditorium.

      September 10, 2013

  • Alan

    Maybe

    September 9, 2013

  • Alan

    Would anyone like to carpool from Chicago? I can drive and pickup people from a common area downtown.

    September 9, 2013

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