Monday, September 10 at 7:30 pm – Life on Mars?

 

 

Date: Monday, September 10

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Place: The Donut Whole

1720 E. Douglas

Speaker: Dr. Mark A. Schneegurt

Professor, Biological Sciences

Wichita State University

 

Could there be life forms on Mars? If there were, would we recognize them as being “alive?” These are the kinds of fascinating questions astrobiologists ask. They search for signs of past and current life on Mars and elsewhere and study life in extreme environments on Earth that can tell us what these organisms might be like.

 

Dr. Schneegurt started his first lab notebook at age seven. The manned landing on the Moon inspired his love of science, and he has followed every deep space mission since. A Ph.D. from Brown University led him to the dream of collaborative research with NASA. Today, Dr. Schneegurt works with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab on life detection missions to Mars.

 

Come join us for an update on what’s going on with this exciting research, ask questions, and enjoy the company of other space fans!

 

Event co-sponsored by Sigma Xi

For more information: info@sciencecafe-wichita.com

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