Oct 24, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Speaker: Tony Rice
Tony is a Solar System Ambassador from the JPL and he will be sharing about the newest mars rover, Curiosity. Curiosity is a rover the size of an SUV with a nuclear reactor attached to the back. He will also talk about how the mission has been received by the public and his experiences in the outreach of kids.
Tony speaks at area museums and libraries. He also frequently speaks at schools public, private and parochial in classrooms and extra curricular science clubs. His proudest moments so far are organizing an event with the National Park Service at the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kitty Hawk, NC for over 800 visitors on the Space Shuttle program leading up to the launch of the final mission.
He is a frequent guest on the WRAL Morning News in Raleigh, NC discussing current NASA missions and astronomical phenomenon. He also contributes weekly on space exploration and astronomy topics to WRAL.com. He posts on the weather blog weekly at http://www.wral.com/weather/blog/1028424/.
Tony hopes to share his passion in astronomy and space exploration with everyone, especially with students. He's been known to hold impromptu sidewalk astronomy sessions with passers-by.