Free Lecture on Upcoming NASA Mission to Mars

“A Rover’s Eye View of the Ancient Surface of Mars” is the title of a free lecture to be given by Joel Hurowitz, a deputy principal investigator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Mars 2020 mission, Thursday at 7 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton Village. The Montauk Observatory is sponsoring the event.

His talk will cover observations of Mars’s sedimentary rocks by NASA’s Opportunity and Curiosity rovers, which have provided confirming details and suggested parallels to long-ago processes on Earth. He will also talk about an upcoming NASA mission and what it might reveal about our climate.

Dr. Hurowitz has held positions at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CalTech, and is an assistant professor of geosciences at Stony Brook University.