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Chapin Memorial Library
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Conference Room (207)
Chapin Memorial Library
Monday, June 3, 2024
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM


Mars and its secrets have fascinated and mystified humans since ancient times. Due to its vivid color and visibility, geologic kinship with Earth, and potential as our best hope for settlement, Mars embodies everything that inspires us about space and exploration. For the Love of Mars surveys the red planet's place in the human imagination, beginning with ancient astrologers and skywatchers and ending in our present moment of exploration and virtual engagement.

About the Author: Matthew Shindell, Ph.D., is a historian of science with a background in science studies. He is Curator of Earth and Planetary Science at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. He is responsible for the Museum’s collection of spacecraft, instruments, and other artifacts related to the exploration and study of our Earth and solar system. He co-hosts the Museum’s podcast, AirSpace. He curated the Museum’s permanent exhibition, Exploring the Planets, and is leading a curatorial team developing the exhibition Futures in Space. Shindell is the author of For the Love of Mars: A Human History of the Red Planet (2023) and The Life and Science of Harold C. Urey (2019), coauthor of Spaceships (2023), Our Future in Space (2023), and Discerning Experts (2019), and co-editor of Smithsonian American Women (2019). 

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Date: Monday, June 3, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Conference Room (207) - Chapin Memorial Library
Program Type: Adult
Reservation Required: Yes
Signup Begins: Tuesday, April 2 at 3:12 PM
Signup Ends: Monday, June 3 at 2:00 PM
Program Size: 20
Status: PAST

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