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Mars and Martinis: A Tourist’s Guide to Mars (telescope viewing and talk)

Friday, June 13, 2008 @ 5:30 PM-9:15 PM

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. Right now, today, two roving laboratories inch along the dusty hills and plains of the Red Planet, as 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.
Join us for cocktails and hors ‘orderves, a Mars from mid-town talk and night sky telescope viewing on the rooftop patio of Sunrise Clayton on the Park with 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

When: Friday, Jun 13, 2008; 5:30 – 9:15 p.m.
Where: Sunrise Clayton on the Park, 8025 Bonhomme, Clayton, MO 63105

Cocktails and hors ‘orderves included.
FREE garage parking. Please bring ticket for validation.

FREE to the first 20 registrants; $10 per person thereafter.
Reservations at rjansen@academyofsciencestl.org or call 314-289-1468.


Friday, June 13, 2008
5:30 PM-9:15 PM
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