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40 Years of Exploration of the Surface of Mars

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location:

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (the J)
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA
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Contact: Michele Endick

Email: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org


Thursday, March 16, noon–2pm
Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless)
12:30pm: Program


Presented by: Dr. Harold A. Geller, Observatory Director and Associate Professor at George Mason University; author of many books and papers , interviewed or quoted in USA Today, Washington Post, Huffington Post 

In August 1975, the Viking 1 spacecraft was launched into space towards Mars and nearly a year later, the spacecraft reached the planet. On July 28, 1976 the robotic arm reached out and touched the surface of Mars. Professor Geller discusses the exploration of the surface of Mars, from the Viking mission in 1976 to the current Curiosity rover on Mars and the part it all played in his own life. Join us for this intriguing talk by this very accomplished, “stellar” professor!


Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.
Fee: $3/ Free J member
No RSVP – Just come!


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