POSSE here with our first update for 2013. We'd like to tell y'all about this cool talk with the Mars Curiosity Rover lead scientist, free and open to the public this Friday.
|Hot Science - Cool Talks Presents "The Roving Search for Life on Mars" with John Grotzinger|
|What is the Lecture About?
NASA's second rover named "Opportunity" produced dramatic evidence that long ago, at least one area of Mars stayed wet for an extended period, suggesting that conditions could have been suitable for sustaining microbial life. NASA's third Mars rover "Curiosity" is an extraordinary machine that carries the biggest, most advanced suite of instruments for scientific studies ever sent to the Martian surface. Dr. John Grotzinger is the lead scientist for Curiosity's mission to explore Mars' past climate and geology. He will describe what the rover has discovered since landing on the Red Planet, and how the Mars Science Laboratory onboard Curiosity will continue our search for signs of extraterrestrial life there.
UT Campus, Welch Hall (WEL) Auditorium
Schedule: Friday, October 18, 2013
5:45-7pm: Pre-lecture Fair
Welch Hall (WEL) is located at the intersection of Speedway, and 24th St. on UT's Campus in Austin TX. Click here for a parking map and other details.
Check it out!
Also, news flash: We've elected new senior officers;
President - Grace Hartzell
Vice President - Tina Andry
Secretary - Sofiane Achour.
And there is a new Facebook page for POSSE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/422583994513687/
More info coming soon on the first general meeting!