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Public Forum on Mars:
The Latest (Red) Dirt From the Mission Makers

Tuesday, November 9
7:30-9:00 p.m., Ballroom, Colorado Convention Center

Discover the fascinating world of geoscience in space exploration with GSA! Take advantage of this rare opportunity to learn and ask questions first-hand from mission-critical geoscience specialists as they interpret exciting new scientific findings for the community-at-large! This year five spacecraft are simultaneously exploring Mars, providing an unprecedented look at the surface and subsurface of this intriguing planet. New Mars data from these active missions provide powerful new insights into the origins of the solar system and our own planet, Earth.

Open to the Public!

Hear a non-technical overview of current Mars exploration, and get the latest details from these exciting panelists:

  • Daniel J. McCleese (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA)
  • Michael C. Malin (Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, CA)
    Mars Global Surveyor mission
  • Philip Christensen (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ)
    Mars Odyssey mission
  • Steven W. Squyres (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY)
    Mars Exploration Rover missions
  • Jeffrey J. Plaut (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA)
    Mars Express mission

Questions are encouraged!

Related Pardee Keynote Symposium:
"Seeing Mars with New Eyes: Active Missions, Science Results and Geoscience Education"

Special Events

Presidential Address & Awards Ceremony

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President's Student Breakfast

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Planetary and Space Art Exhibit

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Geoscience Trivia Night

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