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The next meeting of the Chicago Astronomical Society will be held virtually, via Zoom, on Friday, May 14, 2021. The meeting begins at 7:00PM; meeting room opens at 6:30 PM to allow people to greet one another.

Speaker: Briony Horgan, Associate Professor, Purdue University
Briony Horgan is Associate Professor of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University.

Title of Talk: The Perseverance rover: NASA's big step in the search for life beyond earth
The Perseverance rover landed on Mars in February with a mission to search for ancient microbial life in the rocks of Jezero crater on Mars.
Learn all about the Perseverance rover, its helicopter friend, "ingenuity," and why NASA is exploring Mars.

To join the meeting, contact CAS president, Jim Cuca . He will send you the login information, i.e., url, meeting ID, and passcode.

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