Science and Society | Perseverance On Mars
Science and Society | Perseverance On MarsOnline
On February 18, 2021, NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on the surface of Mars, after a 7-month journey and a nail-biting descent through the thin Martian atmosphere. Since then, it has been exploring Jezero crater, collecting rock samples, looking for signs of ancient life, and partnering with the Ingenuity helicopter, the first-ever drone to fly on another planet. Join us for a discussion with Dr. Kathryn Stack Morgan on what Perseverance has discovered so far, and how the findings extend our knowledge of Martian history, geology, and prospects for life.
Kathryn Stack Morgan is a research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and the Deputy Project Scientist of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission. She has a Ph.D. in geology from Caltech, is the recipient of numerous NASA awards, and was named one of Forbes magazine’s “30 under 30” in science and healthcare in 2013.
This talk is part of the Science and Society lecture series co-organized and moderated by Fred Dylla, Executive Director Emeritus of the American Institute of Physics and author of Scientific Journeys, Linda Dylla, former public information officer at the Jefferson Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy, and Colin Norman, the former News Editor at Science.
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- Tuesday, June 7, 2022
- 5:00pm - 6:00pm Eastern Time
- Lewes Public Library