Mars calling Earth in Lafayette

March 11, 2014 by  

For kids who cannot get enough out-of-this-world experiences, the Lafayette Public Library has been having a series of special events geared around outer space and the planet Mars in particular, with two more still to come this month.

The first one, ‘Is There Life Out There?’ is aimed at Elementary School children (Grades K-5) and features NASA Scientist Dr. Margaret Race. At the Homework Center, Dr. Race will be sharing the most up-to-date research concerning scientists’ search for signs of other life in the universe. Students will be encouraged to ‘Make a Martian’ using the scientific information they have uncovered. This event takes place on Wednesday, March 19 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

The second event is designed for all ages and features Dr. Pascal Lee Chairman and Director of the Mars Institute, as well as the NASA director of the Haughton-Mars Project. Dr. Lee will discuss the planning underway for future human missions to Mars. The doctor is also a planetary scientist for the SETI Institute. The talk will be held in the Community Hall and copies of his book, “MISSION MARS”, will be on hand for those wishing to make a purchase. This event is on Tuesday, March 22 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

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