LPL Evening Lecture Series:

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Location: Kuiper Space Sciences
Room: 308

Professor Timothy D. Swindle
Department Head and Director
Department of Planetary Sciences
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

The status of searches for Martians on the 75th anniversary of "The War of the Worlds"
Exactly 75 years ago, on Oct. 30, 1938, Orson Welles' radio play of "The War of the Worlds" convinced many Americans that we were being invaded by Mars. Now, we have spacecraft in orbit around Mars and on its surface, still looking for evidence of life on the Red Planet. We will discuss the progress of scientists' searches for life on Mars and how that has influenced writers of fiction. For those who wish to stay, we will then replay the Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds."

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30p.m. Parking in university surface parking lots is free after 5 p.m. Please be careful not to park in service or reserved spaces. Metered street parking is also available at no cost after 5 p.m. Parking in the Cherry Avenue Garage is available after 5 p.m. at a cost of $1.00 per hour.
For more information, contact Maria Schuchardt:, 621-4861, or go to the LPL Outreach page.