From Mars to Earth: a journey fostered by Science, Technology and Fascination

23 July 2009
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

An International Year of Astronomy Event proudly presented by Australian Institute of Physics (AIP), Astronomical Society of Australia and the School of Mathematics and Physics at The University of Queensland.

You are invited to join Dr Paulo de Souza and Dr Joel Gilmore for an evening of discovery and discussion.

WHEN: Thursday 23 July from 6.30 pm

WHERE: Regatta Hotel – Winterford Room (Upstairs), Coronation Drive, Toowong

How does the Earth and Mars share a common past? What does their shared future hold? How have some of the incredible technological developments for the Martian missions already been applied on Earth in industry, the environment, and even archaeology. The night will involve lots of images and fresh scientific results, especially those obtained by scientists working with the NASA’s Mars Exploration Rovers mission.

Come along, bring your questions about the NASA’s Mars Exploration Rovers mission, and join in the discussion with Dr de Souza and Dr Joel Gilmore. Guests are welcome to purchase drinks at the bar throughout the evening.

Dr Paulo de Souza from CSIRO ICT Centre, Tasmania. Dr. Paulo de Souza is the Research Director at the CSIRO’s Tasmanian ICT Centre and a collaborator scientist of the Mars Exploration Rover Project from NASA/JPL/Cornell.

These events are suitable for students accompanied by an adult.


17 September

Dr Charley Lineweaver will discuss the possibility of more than one Universe.

Dr Lineweaver is from Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics/Research School of Earth Science, ANU

12 November

Professor Brian Boyle will explain the Square Kilometer Array, the world’s largest proposed radio telescope, and Australia’s involvement in this ambitious project.

Professor Boyle is from the Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO

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