Mars Rover Update Talk @ Museum

Mars Exploration Rover Mission Update: A Decade of Roving on Mars – a Talk by Dr. Larry Crumpler at the NM Museum of Natural History & Science

7:00-8:30 pm Thursday, January 23, 2014
$6.00 admission ($5.00 members, $4.00 students)
Purchase in advance online to guarantee your seats – go to www.NMnaturalhistory.org (linked to BrownPaperTickets.com), or purchase tickets at the Admissions desk the night of the event. Doors open at 6:15 pm

January 2014 is the 10th Anniversary of the NASA Mars Exploration Rover Mission. The mission just keeps getting better and better, and it is always standing-room only in the DynaTheater when Dr. Crumpler talks about the latest mission results. Don’t miss this presentation of the new information, images, and discoveries from the ongoing “21st Century Natural History Expedition” to the surface of Mars. Includes a special tour of the new expanded rover exhibit after the lecture.

Dr. Larry Crumpler is Research Curator of Volcanology and Space Science at the NMMNHS. He is a scientist on the NASA Mars Exploration Rover Mission, served on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mission, and is Co-I on an instrument proposal for the 2020 rover. He continues to serve as long-term planning lead (LTP) for the daily telecons that define the ongoing activities of the Opportunity Rover, and to have a great time being a “field geologist” on Mars. He earned his M.S. in Geology from UNM, Ph.D. in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona, and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.

The NM Museum of Natural History & Science is located at 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 • (505) 841-2800 

Visit: www.nmnaturalhistory.org

Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission with special events. The NMMNHS is one of only two museums nationwide with a direct connection to this mission through a science team member – and the other museum is the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.  Join us for the celebration!

• Opens January 23 (to mid-April)
Special expanded exhibit in the Space Science Wing
“Mars Exploration Rover Mission: A Decade on Mars”
Images and panoramas of the surface of Mars taken by the MER Rovers
Free (with Museum Admission)

• January 25 • 6-9 pm
Starry Night… Themed to Mars
Hands-on Activities for families, Observatory open (weather permitting), Planetarium show, Special Short Talk about Mars.
Cost: $8.00 ($6.00 members & seniors, $4.00 children)

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