Science Café Cleveland presents


"Mars, Meteorites, and Microbes: an update on the continuing search for life on Mars"


JULY 11, 2011




Dr. Ralph Harvey

(Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University)




Our fascination with the possibility of life on Mars has never been greater than it is right now, with fantastic new images and data galvanizing laypeople worldwide- yet public opinion remains informed more by science fiction and hype than fact. A careful look at historical and modern research on the possibility of life on Mars reveals just how little we know about the Red Planet and its history and offers surprising insights into life on Earth and elsewhere.




Dr. Ralph Harvey is an Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.   He has been the Principal Investigator and field team leader for the US Antarctic Search for Meteorites program since 1991. He is an author or co-author on diverse topics in the planetary sciences, ranging from micrometeorites to icesheet dynamics to the history of Mars. He is a principal investigator in NSF's Office of Polar Programs as well as NASA's Cosmochemistry and Mars Fundamental Research programs, and a frequent contributor to NASA's Mars Exploration Program.   He was recently a member of the preliminary examination team for the STARDUST sample return mission, and both an asteroid and an Antarctic mountain now bear his name.  



WHERE: The Tasting Room at Great Lakes Brewing Company

(Located at 2701 Carroll Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113)


WHEN: July 11, 2011

Drinks at 6:30 pm, discussion starts around 7:00 pm


WHO: Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN

ideastream, and Great Lakes Brewing Company



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