Title: Expert Reveals Fascinating Discoveries Uncovered by Mars Rovers at RMSC
Location: 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Dates/Times: February 19 at 7:30pm
Admission: Single lecture ticket: $15 adult, $8 student. See below for further pricing details.
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Expert Reveals Fascinating Discoveries Uncovered by Mars Rovers at Rochester Museum & Science Center
ROCHESTER, NY—Was there ever water on Mars? Attendees to the next Richard C. Shultz Science on the Edge lecture at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) explore the latest discoveries from the two rovers that are currently in action on the surface of Mars. The speaker, Dr. Robert Sullivan, is a senior research associate at Cornell University. The lecture takes place at 7:30pm on Wednesday, February 19 in the RMSC Eisenhart Auditorium.
Through the presentation, Recent Activities and Discoveries of the Mars Rovers Opportunity and Curiosity, attendees will learn about the two rovers that are actively exploring the surface of Mars. The MER Opportunity rover landed 10 years ago for a planned 90-day mission, and has been working hard ever since. The MSL Curiosity rover, a larger and more capable car-sized vehicle with an advanced science payload, landed successfully in August 2012 and has been in search of clues about the ancient geologic history of Mars. Attendees explore current activities and the latest discoveries from both rover missions, with implications for the past presence of water on Mars.
Dr. Sullivan specializes in the planetary sciences. He received his master's and doctorate degrees from Arizona State University.
Upcoming lectures in the Science on the Edge series include:
'JAWS' Revisited: New insights into the ecology of the white shark in the North Atlantic
Wednesday, March 26: 7:30pm (Rescheduled due to the storm on February 5)
Presenter: Gregory Skomal, Ph.D., Marine Fisheries Scientist and Author (also appeared on Discovery Channel's "Shark Week")
The 21st Century Nanotechnology Landscape: Health, Safety, and Nanomedicine Applications
Wednesday, April 16: 7:30pm
Presenter: Sara Brenner, MD, MPH, SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Each presentation is followed by a brief reception where visitors enjoy snacks, beverages and meet the presenter. All lectures are held in the Eisenhart Auditorium on the RMSC campus at 657 East Avenue. Ticket prices include:
Series Tickets: RMSC Members: $35 adult, $20 student*; General Public: $45 adult, $25 student*
Single Lecture Tickets: RMSC Members: $14 adult, $7 student*; General Public: $15 adult, $8 student*
*students through grade 12 or college students with valid college ID.
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Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester's past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.