Monday, December 7, 2009

Lecture: Six Years on Mars, Thursday, December 10


Six Years on Mars

Lecture by Andrew Knoll

Thursday, December 10, 6:00 PM

Andrew Knoll, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard and a member of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover science team, hasn’t actually been to Mars, but he has spent a lot of time examining its rocks, including four-billion-year-old salt deposits investigated by the rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Knoll will reflect on six years of NASA Mars Rover exploration; what the evidence tells us about the history of water and its implication for life on the ancient surface of the Red Planet. Intended audience is teens and older. Free and open to the public in the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street.  
Note: The museum's galleries will be open both before and after the lecture. See Night at the Museum below.

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