Mars: A Dynamic World

April 7, 2011 | 8:00pm
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC
Free, Tickets Required

6:30 p.m. Free Imax show
Roving Mars
Join the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity for an awe-inspiring journey to the surface of the mysterious red planet.

7:30 p.m. Meet the Lecturer

8:00 p.m. Lecture

9:00 p.m. Telescope viewing, weather permitting

The HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter images Mars in greater detail than ever before, and records the effects of active processes shaping the surface.  High resolution images show impacts less than a decade old, ice that fades away, avalanches of frost and dust, and sand and dust moved by the wind. Join Alfred McEwen as he describes the dynamic activity on Mars and its implications for possible life, including visitors from Earth.
Alfred S. McEwen is the Principal Investigator for HiRISE and Professor of Planetary Science at the University of Arizona.

This program is made possible by the generous support of Aerojet and NASA.

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