Evenings to inspire curiosity, discovery, and wonder. Retired Clark Planetarium Director Ron Smith will explain how Mars might be deceiving us again. Despite the lofty, noble goal of creating a permanent Mars colony, it may be an impossible dream. The sheer distance between Mars and earth makes travel a very long and expensive venture. Added to that, Mars has a very thin atmosphere, deadly radiation, salty soil, and no local energy resources. While anything might be possible, colonizing Mars may require the use of certain technologies we do not yet have.
This lecture will begin at 7:30 pm on March 2nd. Tickets are $15 including refreshments.