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Mars and Martinis: A Tourist’s Guide to Mars

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 @ 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Featured Speaker: Rich Heuermann, Administrative Officer, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and campus Outreach Program Coordinator, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Washington University in St. Louis

The exotic vacation destination in only a century or so may be – the Red Planet, Mars! Where will tourists go, and what will they see? Prime real estate is available just about anywhere, as our robot explorers are discovering. More than six years after their arrival, two roving laboratories still inch along the dusty hills and plains of the Red Planet. Overhead three orbiting spacecraft probe the Martian surface. Eventually, scientists will follow the robot scouts. And where science blazes a trail, travel agents are almost sure to follow with vacation packages– Possibly a climb down a crater wall; perhaps a hike up a volcano larger than the entire state of Arizona; maybe a trip along a canyon over 2,500 miles long, up to 300 miles wide, and, in places, four miles deep. NASA images from the Martian surface and from the Martian sky are featured in A Tourist’s Guide To Mars.

To be held at:
OASIS at Breeze Park
600 Breeze Park Drive, St. Charles, MO 63304

FREE to the first 10 registrants, $9 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited.

To register call 314-533-8586 or e-mail rsvp@academyofsciencestl.org

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Date:
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Time:
1:30 PM-3:00 PM
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