WHAT: His new book: Magnificent Mars (books available at event)
WHEN: 7:00pm Tuesday, February 10
WHERE: University of Minnesota, Room 150 Physics Bldg, 116 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
WHY: Because Mars is hot! (well, not physically)
HOW MUCH: Free and open to the public
Sponsored By: The Minnesota Planetarium Society & the University of Minnesota
For directions, see http://www.astro.umn.edu/directory/directions.html, or call 612.626.7275
Celebrate Mars with the Minnesota Planetarium Society (MnPS) and the University of Minnesota at 7:00pm in room 150 in the Physics Bldg on Tuesday February 10th. Guest speaker & author Ken Croswell will talk about the red planet and his new book Magnificent Mars. Owen Gingerich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, says that "Ken Croswell has done it again! By combining specially processed images of Mars with an elegant and informative text, he offers us a feast for the mind as well as the eyes." Robert Zubrin, author of The Case for Mars and President of the Mars Society comments: "At last, a work that synthesizes the latest discoveries on the red planet into an accessible yet accurate form. Magnificent Mars is a magnificent book." Croswell is also the author of several highly acclaimed books, including Magnificent Universe and See the Stars: Your First Guide to the Night Sky. He earned his Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard University and lives in Berkeley, California.
Also, a real Mars meteorite will be on display! Courtesy, Bob Pepin, Univ. of Minnesota.