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Mars and Martinis: A Tourist’s Guide to Mars

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Featured Speaker: Richard Heuermann, Administrative Officer, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium, Washington University

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.

Martinis served!

The Hallmark of Creve Coeur, One New Ballas Place, St. Louis, MO 63146

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

To register call or e-mail Maggie Bauer at 314-533-8586 or mbauer@academyofsciencestl.org

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Date:
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
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4:00 PM-6:00 PM
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