“Mission to Mars!” (Thu. 7 Dec, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm)
Ever wonder what it is like on Mars? Come to People Plus on Thursday, Dec. 7, 1:30 pm, when Dr. R. Aileen Yingst introduces us to the Curiosity rover and take us along on her remarkable journey through Gale Crater on Mars!
Dr. Yingst, a resident of Brunswick, is a Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, a research institution headquartered in Tucson, AZ. She is Associate Principal Investigator on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission and Deputy Principal Investigator for the Mars Handlens Imager instrument on the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity. She is also an associate on the Dawn at Ceres mission. Other missions that Dr. Yingst has worked on include Dawn at Vesta, Mars Pathfinder, Mars Polar Lander, and Galileo. Dr. Yingst served as Director of the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium for 14 years.
Dr. Yingst received her AB from Dartmouth College in Physics and Astronomy, and her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Brown University.
Free, open to the public. Registration appreciated! Call 729-0757 to register.
People Plus is the Brunswick Area Senior Community Center and supports an engaged, healthy, and independent life for older adults, while joining others to build community for all ages. Dedicated to intergenerational community participation and support, we offer numerous choices for fitness and wellness services, recreation and learning opportunities, education and outreach and are home to the Brunswick Area Teen Center Program.