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Science On Tap - Red Wine and Mars

WHEN:
Jun 18, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
WHERE:
UnQuarked Wine Room
145 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544, USA
SPEAKER:
Nina Lanza, Geochemist and Planetary Scientist
CONTACT:
Jessica Privette
505 667-0375
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INTERNAL:
Science on Tap series

Event Description

Science On Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, featuring a new topic each week. It begins with an informal 15-minute talk and is followed by a lively group discussion.

NASA's Curiosity rover has been exploring Mars for ~1.5 martian years (almost 3 Earth years). In this time, she has found ample evidence that her landing site at Gale Crater hosted a large lake that could have sustained life. Come to Science on Tap to listen to Nina Lanza, geochemist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, talk about the latest science results from the mission, how we drive the rover, and how the team selects thirst-quenching location names like Red Wine, Cosmo, and McSherrys.

This installment of “Science on Tap” is co-sponsored by the American Chemical Society Central New Mexico Local Section, who will be offering hors d’oeuvres and beverages to attendees. It will begin Thursday, June 18, starting at 5:30 PM at the UnQuarked Wine Room at 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Science On Tap happens every third Thursday of the month, featuring a new topic each week. Sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum, this series begins each evening with an informal 10 to 15-minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion. “On Tap” is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests. Admission is free and open to the general public.