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Exploring Mars - Frontiers of Astronomy Series at CMNH Murch Auditorium

http://cmnh.org/site/AtTheMuseum/PlanetariumandObservatory/AstronomyLectures.aspx

Dr. Geoffrey Landis, Ph.D., NASA Glenn Research Center will be presenting.

The red planet Mars is a planet of extremes, featuring enormous volcanoes, giant canyons, mile-thick glaciers, planet-encircling dust storms. It is also a planet of many provocative questions: Did Mars once have oceans? What happened to the water? Why is the climate of Mars so different from Earth? Is it a place that might have had life, or might still have life? What are we learning about Mars from the most recent missions, and what plans do we have for future robotic and human exploration? With a flotilla of landers, orbiters and rovers, NASA has embarked on a program of exploring our nearest neighbor, and begun to understand how diverse and interesting the history of Mars has been. Dr. Geoffrey Landis will discuss NASA's Mars exploration program, what we have learned from missions such as Viking, Pathfinder and the Mars Exploration Rovers, and what we will find out from current and future missions.

Free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be served in the cafeteria after the presentation. Just follow the hoards :-)

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  • Sam S.

    It was an interesting summary of our travels to Mars and our future missions to Mars

    December 15, 2012

  • Ben C.

    The speaker was funny too. I had a good time.

    1 · December 14, 2012

    • Mark T.

      Agreed! Sorry we didn't get the chance to meet you and some others at the event- Marni & I arrived a bit later than we intended.

      December 14, 2012

  • Mark T.

    Excellent program!

    December 14, 2012

  • Linas K M.

    Another great lecture! Thanks to all that came and especially the speaker!

    December 14, 2012

  • Tim C.

    As an aside to this lecture meetup, Thursday night is peak for the Geminid Meteor Shower. I and hopefully a few others will be going out to Geauga County's Observatory Park to enjoy (if skies are clear!!!!) the meteors. The observatory park will be open all night for this event with rangers present and bathrooms open! The public is welcome, but dress warm and bring a chair or some sort of lounging thingie! Meteor-watching requires long time in a more or less horizontal position!!

    December 12, 2012

  • Tim C.

    I will of course be there, but I attend these lecture anyway. However, I will look for the group and engage!

    1 · December 10, 2012

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