Freitag, 12. Mai 2023 · 20:00 · English lecture Vortrag

Exploration of Mars: where have we been, what have we learned

Early summer lecture series „Venus & Mars“

Exploration of Mars:

where have we been, what have we learned

Lecture in English by

Paul Salazar (Munich Public Observatory)

Friday, 12 May 2023, 8 p.m.
Volkssternwarte München, Rosenheimer Str. 145h

Mars has fascinated humankind for centuries, including the exciting idea that there might be life on Mars. In the 19th century astronomers saw ‚canals‘ on the surface; in the 20th century Mars was a target for science fiction writers who brought us ‚little green men‘ and more. And since the 1970s humans have landed many robotic missions on Mars, some successful and others wildly unsuccessful. This talk will focus on the scientific findings from the past generations of Mars landers and robots, with particular focus on the discoveries of the last 10 years.

Online ticket booking

Advance booking recommended due to the limited number of seats.

Tickets €8/5
Members free

Admission from 7:30 p.m.

If the skies are clear, guests are invited to visit our rooftop observatory after the talk and enjoy the views.