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Croswell to give public lecture on Mars

                                                       

Guest speaker and author, Dr. Ken Croswell will give a public lecture "Magnificent Mars" at 7:00pm in room 150 of the Tate Laboratory of Physics on Tuesday, February 10th.

Croswell will talk about the red planet and his new book "Magnificent Mars." Owen Gingerich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, says that "Ken Croswell has done it again! By combining specially processed images of Mars with an elegant and informative text, he offers us a feast for the mind as well as the eyes." Robert Zubrin, author of The Case for Mars and President of the Mars Society comments: "At last, a work that synthesizes the latest discoveries on the red planet into an accessible yet accurate form. Magnificent Mars is a magnificent book." Croswell is also the author of several highly acclaimed books, including Magnificent Universe and See the Stars: Your First Guide to the Night Sky. He earned his Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard University and lives in Berkeley, California.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Planetarium Society and the University of Minnesota. The lecture is free and open to the general public. Directions to the Tate Lab of Physics are given at the link below. Copies of Croswell's book will be available for purchase at the event.

More information at http://www.astro.umn.edu/directory/directions.html