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Public Invited to Lecture on NASA’s Phoenix Mission to Mars at College


DATE: November 14, 2008

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

(845) 574 - 4244



Public Invited to Lecture on NASA's Phoenix Mission to Mars
at SUNY Rockland Community College


Suffern, NY - Dr. Ken Kremer, a research scientist and volunteer with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassador Program, will lecture at SUNY Rockland Community College.


Lecture includes spectacular 3-D images placing you "On Mars." The audience will experience the sights and discoveries of the daring NASA Phoenix mission to the icy Martian Arctic tundra. Phoenix is humanities first mission to dig, touch and sample life giving water and search for a habitable zone on a world beyond earth.  See the custom Martian photo mosaics specially created by Kremer just days after the landing for the cover of Aviation Week & Space Technology  magazine (9 June 08) and continuing throughout the mission also for Spaceflight magazine. Celebrate five years on Mars with the twin Rovers; Spirit & Opportunity.


Kremer is a research scientist and journalist whose articles and space exploration images have appeared in magazines, books and on websites, including Astronomy Picture of the Day (12 June 08) and the covers of Aviation Week & Space Technology and Spaceflight magazines.  His numerous presentations at educational institutions, civic organizations, museums and astronomy clubs aim to educate and excite kids and adults about science and space exploration.



Type: Lecture: "Daring Flight of the Phoenix: Icy Jackpot Hit on Mars (in 3-D)"

Date: Friday November 21

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Technology Center, Room 8180 (Ellipse), Rockland Community College, 145 College Road, Suffern

Admission: Free and open to the public

More Info: Saeed Safaie, Professor, Science, 845-574-4534,




Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality a price you can afford.

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