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[Virtual Service] Roving the Red Planet: The Past, Present and Future of Martian Exploration

November 7, 2021 @ 10:30 AM 12:00 PM

Due to the Annual Antiques and Modernism Show at the Community House, when we do not have access to Room 101, our service this week will be via Zoom.  You will receive the link in the weekly email.

Michelle Nichols, Director of Public Observing at the Adler Planetarium, will speak on the topic, Roving the Red Planet: The Past, Present and Future of Martian Exploration.  There are currently 6 U.S. spacecraft on or orbiting Mars right now, and we’ve been sending robotic visitors there for decades.  What have we learned with this fleet?  Plenty!  We’ll cover the past and present of Mars exploration – and we’ll check in on the progress of the Perseverance rover via its spectacular images as it begins its science mission in Jezero crater.

Michelle Nichols has worked at the Adler since June 1995.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University.  Ms. Nichols leads all of the Adler Planetarium’s telescope, observatory, and public sky observing initiatives and events.

This service will be conducted via Zoom. Email us at admin@lakeshoreunitarian.org for the Zoom link