Our Journey Toward Mars

Public talks

Tags: Mars, Outreach, Solar System, Planetary Exploration

Time: Monday, Sep 10, 2018 -

Location: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

Our journey toward Mars and beyond will be humanity’s greatest adventure. It will determine the fate of our species and the extent of our legacy. This journey is already underway. Humans have walked on the Moon and have survived long-duration spaceflight. Our spacecraft have explored the Solar System and mapped its routes and resources. Now we are on the verge of a revolution in space exploration as nations, corporations, and people like you are working to overcome the challenges that have held us back.

Planetary scientist J.R. Skok of the SETI Institute discusses how scientists and engineers are using the most alien places on Earth to develop the technology, resources, and experience that we will need to become a multi-planetary species. We will see how places like the polar deserts of Antarctica, the volcanoes of Hawaii, and the thermal fields of Iceland are providing the insight and experience that will prepare us for the journey toward Mars and beyond.

For more information, visit https://www.calacademy.org/events/benjamin-dean-astronomy-lectures/our-journey-toward-mars