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March 2013 Yerkes Book Discussion - Packing for Mars Registration Open Now!

posted Mar 4, 2013, 8:04 PM by mcorp@starsatyerkes.net   [ updated Feb 1, 2014, 11:17 AM by Marc Berthoud ]
Saturday, March 16, 2013 - Join us for our next Stars at Yerkes Teacher Workshop!

Workshop will be held at Yerkes Observatory from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

This workshop will focus on a book selection made by teachers from Stars at Yerkes.  Join us in the Yerkes library for a relaxing and fun discussion along with sessions related to the topic.

We will be examining the red planet of Mars through the lens of Mary Roach's book Packing for Mars.  How will humans get to Mars?  What will they find when they get there?  What do we know about Mars already?  These and other topics will be discussed "by the fire" at Yerkes in March.  We hope you will join us!


Cost for workshop is $25.00 and registration is suggested.  Registration includes CPDUs and lunch.

Click here for event agenda and registration. 


Planing a Mission to Mars

Possible Mission Objectives: 
  • Geology
  • Colonize
  • Tourism
  • Search for Life

Mission Type
  • Single Mission
  • Constructive Mission Series

Mission Duration