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June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5
With manned missions to Mars’ orbit planned within the next six years, we have a responsibility to consider the impact of humanity on the planet—and whether we have the right to invite ourselves in. David A. Weintraub, Professor of Astronomy at Vanderbilt University and author of Life on Mars, What to Know Before We Go, will discuss some of the pressing questions about the implications of life on Mars. Explore why Mars has captured our attention as a habitable planet, why some think Mars may already be inhabited, and why we need to assess whether attempts to colonize Mars are a good idea.