Monthly Meeting

September 06, 2013: Monthly Meeting

Novice Meeting: 7:00PM
Novice Meeting Topic: 
The Astronomical League: What is it and what does it do?
Novice Meeting Speaker: 
Amelia Goldberg
General Meeting: 8:00PM
General Meeting Topic: 
Exploration of Mars and the Search for Life
General Meeting Speaker: 
Dr. Everett Gibson (NASA)
About the General Meeting Presentation

The search for life beyond the Earth has been like searching for the Holy Grail. Discovery of life beyond the Earth would be one of the greatest scientific discoveries possible. Mars offers an excellent opportunity for life to have developed during its early evolution. The missions to Mars have had the goal of discovering the requirements for life: water, carbon, energy transfer processes and a geologically active planet. Martian samples in the form of meteorites from Mars are available for study in laboratories on Earth. These Martian samples have been delivered to the Earth as “poor man’s space probes”. The secrets hidden within the Martian meteorites along with recent discoveries from automated rovers exploring the surface of Mars will be the focus of the presentation.

Parking and Directions (View Map)

Meetings are held in the Science & Research building at the University of Houston Main Campus. The novice meeting is in room 116, the general meeting is in room 117.

NOTE NEW PARKING INFORMATION: Parking is available in lot 15C. Refer to the Google Map below for directions. This parking is available from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on the Friday night of the HAS meeting.

This parking is free. If you get a notice from the UH campus police on the night of the meeting, call the UH Security office and let them know that this area has been made available on HAS meeting night by the Parking Department.


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