Museum of Natural History and Science

Evening Lecture: Red Rocks from Earth to Mars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2018

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Mary Ann Hatchitt
505-681-4014

(Albuquerque, NM) –  Evidence for water-deposited sedimentary rocks discovered on Mars by the NASA Rovers, and small iron concretions called ‘blueberries’ found on the Red Planet, will be discussed by University of Utah professor, Marjorie A. Chan, Ph.D.  She will also discuss the water-deposited sedimentary rocks that occur here in New Mexico and other parts of the Southwest.

The lecture is Wednesday January 31 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the museum.  General admission tickets for the lecture are $7, ($6 members, $4 students).  Purchase lecture tickets at NMnaturalhistory.org or (if seats are available) at the door. Doors open at 5:45pm at the Museum located at 1801 Mountain Rd NW just east of Old Town Plaza in Albuquerque.

Visitors to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science can experience what it is like to steer the Mars Rover at the Mars Rover Exhibition.

For Mars Rover Updates: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/space-science/rover-field-reports-mars

About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org. Established in 1986, the mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is to preserve and interpret the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits, and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. The NMMNHS offers exhibitions, programs, and workshops in Geoscience, including Paleontology and Mineralogy, Bioscience, and Space Science. It is the Southwest’s largest repository for fossils, and includes a Planetarium and a large format 3D DynaTheater. A division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the Museum is open 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. 1801 Mountain Road NW, northeast of Historic Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (505) 841-2800.  Events, news releases and images about activities at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and other  divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org.

 

 


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Marjorie A. Chan, Ph.D. Courtesy: University of Utah.

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