|Volume: 04, Issue: 03||10/05/2005|
Learn about Mars through Online ChatExplore the wonders of the Red Planet through a live online chat with Dr. Ken Edgett, team member for the upcoming Mars Science Laboratory mission. The chat, sponsored by Space Explorers, Inc., is scheduled from noon to 1:00 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005. Teachers, students, and the general public are invited to submit questions to Dr. Edgett prior to or during the designated chat time.
How to submit questions:
Dr. Edgett’s Biography:
Ken Edgett grew up in Rochester, N.Y. Since fifth grade, Dr. Edgett's main interest has been the geology of Mars. He was inspired by the Viking landings on the Red Planet in 1976, but actually credits the Apollo landings on the Moon and an episode of the "Flintstones" (when they went to Mars) for his initial interest.
Dr. Edgett earned a B.A. in Geology at Earlham College, Richmond, Ind. (1987), followed by a M.S. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. He is also interested in science education and directed the ASU Mars Education Program at Arizona State University from 1992 to 1998. With co-author Peggy Wethered and artist Michael Chesworth, Edgett is an author of TOUCHDOWN MARS, a children's book published by G.P. Putnams Sons, Inc., in May 2000.
To learn more, visit http://www.space-explorers.com/internal/events/chats.html .
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