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Caltech Associates Event: On a Mission, Exploring Mars

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
11:00am to 2:00pm
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Ring in the holidays in a uniquely Caltech way: learn about a daring scientific endeavor while enjoying the Athenaeum's elaborate winter decorations. Professor Kenneth Farley will provide an update on Mars 2020, an ambitious mission that seeks to uncover how the Red Planet's once active landscape, filled with volcanic eruptions and flash floods, is now desolate. Set to launch next summer, Mars 2020 will also search for ancient life, deploy the first an autonomous helicopter in space, and collect Martian rocks that may one day be sent to Earth.

11 a.m. Reception

11:45 a.m. Luncheon and program

The Athenaeum

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This event is open to members of the Caltech Associates and guests. For more information and to learn how to join, please visit our website or contact the Associates office at (626) 395-3919

With a proud history of support dating back to 1926, the Caltech Associates is a vibrant organization of more than 2,000 members who are investors in discovery. Membership helps advance Caltech's ambitious projects, including new treatments for disease, insights into nature, and technologies that could change the way people live their lives.

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For more information, please contact Jessica Lee by phone at 626-395-6392 or by email at [email protected].