[Cosmic-Explorations] LPI's Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series - April 24, 2014

Shaner, Andrew Shaner at lpi.usra.edu
Thu Apr 17 13:44:06 CDT 2014

LPI Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series
The Lunar and Planetary Institute invites all inquisitive adults to attend When Will We Find E.T. and What Happens If We Do?, a presentation by Dr. Seth Shostak<http://www.seti.org/users/sshostak> of the SETI Institute. This free public presentation on April 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. is the final presentation in LPI's 2013-2014 Cosmic Explorations Speaker Series, "The Universe is Out to Get Us and What We Can (or Can't) Do About It."

LPI's Cosmic Explorations presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a light reception. No reservation is necessary. LPI is located in the USRA building at 3600 Bay Area Boulevard in the Clear Lake region of Houston; the entrance is located on Middlebrook Drive. The Lunar and Planetary Institute is part of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). For more information, please go to http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/lectures or contact Andrew Shaner at 281-486-2163 or shaner at lpi.usra.edu<mailto:shaner at lpi.usra.edu>.

Important Note About Parking - Limited visitor parking is available at the USRA building for public speaker attendees, so once the visitor parking section is full, attendees are asked to park in the University Baptist Church (UBC) parking lot<http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/UBC_parking_map.pdf>. A shuttle bus will run throughout the event to take attendees to and from their cars. Directions from Bay Area Boulevard:  Turn left on Middlebrook Drive and continue 0.4 miles. The UBC parking lot will be on the right, just past Glenshannon Drive. There are plenty of parking spaces available for event attendees, and signs will be posted at the shuttle pickup and drop off location at the north side of the lot.


HMNS Distinguished Lecture
"Mars Direct: Humans to the Red Planet within a Decade"
Robert Zubrin, Ph.D.
Wednesday, May 7, 7 p.m.
HMNS Wortham Giant Screen Theatre
Tickets $18, HMNS Members $12

While many have said that human missions to Mars are an endeavor that would be excessively costly and take many decades, a small team at Martin Marietta has drawn up a daring plan that could sharply cut costs and send a group of American astronauts to the Red Planet within ten years. The plan, known as Mars Direct, has attracted international attention and broad controversy. Now, with debate how to proceed with human space exploration, the Mars Direct plan is more relevant than ever. Can Americans reach the Red Planet in our time? The principal author of Mars Direct, Robert Zubrin, addresses this question. Zubrin is an aerospace engineer and founder of the Mars Society. Following the lecture, he will sign copies of his popular books The Case for Mars, How to Live on Mars, and Merchants of Despair.

Astronomy enthusiasts receive a discount to Robert Zubrin's lecture at HMNS on Wednesday, May 7. To receive $5 off the regular ticket price, present coupon code Lec$5off when purchasing your ticket at the HMNS Box office or 713.639.4629. (Coupon not accepted online.)
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