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APO brings two programs about Mars

July 6, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

TUPPER LAKE - The Adirondack Public Observa-tory will present two free programs about Mars at The Wild Center nature museum.

The first, "8 Years of Mars Rovers and the Search for Life - Mars and Vesta," will be led by Ken Kremer from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 13. Viewers will witness the ongoing eight-year NASA Rover mission to Mars and what's ahead with the imminent landing of the new Curiosity rover beside a huge Martian mountain. This interactive program covers the explorations and adventures of Spirit and Opportunity as these robots have journeyed many miles across the surface of the red planet. This talk includes the latest news from Mars, the moon and Vesta, and Kremer's eyewitness launch perspective and widely published and custom created Mars mosaics. 3-D images will place viewers on Mars and circling Asteroid Vesta.

Kremer will also have a selection of his shuttle and Mars images for sale as postcards and as signed, frameable prints, beginning at 7 p.m.

The other presentation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 14, with Kremer, who will present "Twin Robots and Curiosity Exploring Mars."

 
 

 

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