Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A Tour of Mars

We had a wonderful speaker at our astronomy meeting tonight.  This is Dr. Kirsten Siebach, a post-doctoral research associate at Stony Brook University, and a member of the Science and Operations team for the Mars Science Laboratory rover "Curiosity."  She explained how the spacecraft did its research - it has been driving around Mars for five years - and showed us detailed photographs of some of the geological features and what they implied about the geological processes in Mars' history.  But the main thing was, everyone was thrilled at what an amazing presenter she is!  She has so much knowledge and so much enthusiasm when speaking.  One friend of mine said: "I have heard a lot of presentations before, but nothing like this."  It was a very special evening!

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