Monthly Meeting

September 06, 2013: Monthly Meeting

Novice Meeting: 6:30PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
The Astronomical League: What is it and what does it do?
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Amelia Goldberg
General Meeting: 7:15PM
General Meeting Topic: 
Exploration of Mars and the Search for Life
General Meeting Speaker: 
Dr. Everett Gibson (NASA)
About the General Meeting Presentation

The search for life beyond the Earth has been like searching for the Holy Grail. Discovery of life beyond the Earth would be one of the greatest scientific discoveries possible. Mars offers an excellent opportunity for life to have developed during its early evolution. The missions to Mars have had the goal of discovering the requirements for life: water, carbon, energy transfer processes and a geologically active planet. Martian samples in the form of meteorites from Mars are available for study in laboratories on Earth. These Martian samples have been delivered to the Earth as “poor man’s space probes”. The secrets hidden within the Martian meteorites along with recent discoveries from automated rovers exploring the surface of Mars will be the focus of the presentation.

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Meetings are held at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center, which is located at 1414 Wirt Rd, Houson, TX 77055.

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