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Lifetime Learning Institute presents

Rove the Red Planet with Curiosity: Seeking Habitable Environments in Our Solar System

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Come along for an insider view of NASA’s latest rover on Mars. After surviving the so- called “7 minutes of terror,” it landed safely on Mars in August 2012. Since then we’ve been exploring the stunning floor of Gale Crater for signs of water and other evidence that Mars was once habitable. Hear the latest hot-off-the-presses science and see the latest beautiful images from the Red Planet, and learn how what we’re exploring fits into the exciting science of astrobiology.
Presenter: Laurie Leshin is dean of the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Before joining Rensselaer, she spent six years at NASA in senior executive roles and was deputy head of the future Human Spaceflight Program. Dr. Leshin is a member of the science team for the Mars Curiosity rover mission, now roaming the surface of Mars.


For more information, call 845-758-7900, or e-mail enelson@bard.edu.

Time: 1:30 pm

Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema