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Will We Really Live on Mars? (HSCT #113)

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AISD Performing Arts Center

1500 Barbara Jordan Boulevard

Austin, TX 78723

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Is Mars the next step in human exploration of the solar system? What would it take to live and work on the red planet, and what will future explorers need to know in order to survive martian extremes? Join Dr. Joseph Levy on a journey of endurance and exploration from Earth’s remotest outposts to the surface of Mars.

Special appearance by Dr. Jeanette J. Epps, NASA Astronaut. Attendees may meet Dr. Epps as well as explore hands-on activities and demonstrations related to space exploration, engineering, astronomy and more as part of Cool Activities (from 5:30 - 6:40 pm). The talk with Q & A session will start at 7:00 pm. Dr. Epps will join Dr. Levy for the end of the Q & A session.

Joe Levy is a polar and planetary scientist and an assistant professor of geology at Colgate University. He has spent a dozen field seasons in remote field camps in Antarctica since 2004. His research focuses on understanding how rock, water, ice, and life interact in cold deserts across the solar system, and how changing climate conditions are recorded in icy landscapes. His research at the intersection of exploration, climate change, and space resources has been featured by Wired Magazine, the National Geographic Channel, and the New York Times.

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Attendees may park free of charge in the garage next to the Performing Arts Center (1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd).

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Check-in is available at 5:30 p.m. or no later than 6:50 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center. Look for the BURNT ORANGE tables. Please bring your Eventbrite ticket (printed or email) to check-in. We ask that everyone is seated by 6:50 p.m. or you may lose your seat. We expect the talk and its Q & A session will end by 8:15 p.m. though ending times may vary depending on the speaker.

Cool Activities

Explore the evening’s topic through hands-on activities and information including meeting NASA Astronaut, Dr. Jeanette J. Epps, from 5:30 – 6:40 p.m. Closer to the event date, we will share a list of organizations participating in Cool Activities.

About Hot Science - Cool Talks

This event is held in collaboration with the Austin Independent School District. Hot Science – Cool Talks provides a front row seat to world-class research. Presented by the Environmental Science Institute this nationally recognized series allows leading researchers from The University of Texas and other prominent universities to share their passion about science, technology, engineering and math with the general public. Events are held six times a year.

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