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Our mission is to advance scholastic literacy of future generations with informal STEM education focused on NASA missions, astronomy, and space exploration; and to foster scientific curiosity and advance science literacy to cultivate and nurture the next generation of leaders.

“The biggest risk to the future of space exploration is the lack of STEM education” -Dr. John Grunsfeld at 2015 Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

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Red Planet

Mysteries of the Red Planet
Since our first close-up pictures of Mars in 1965, spacecraft voyages to the Red Planet have revealed a strange yet familiar world. Like Earth, Mars has polar ice caps and clouds in its atmosphere, seasonal weather patterns, volcanoes, canyons and other Earthly features. However, conditions on Mars vary wildly from what we know on our own planet.

Over the past three decades, spacecraft have shown us that Mars is rocky, cold, and dry beneath its hazy, pink sky. We've discovered that today's Martian wasteland hints at a formerly volatile world where volcanoes once raged, meteors plowed deep craters, and flash floods rushed over the land. And Mars continues to reveal new discoveries with each landing or orbital pass made by our spacecraft.

Among all our discoveries about Mars, one stands out above all others: the possible presence of liquid water, either in its ancient past or preserved in the subsurface today. Water is key because almost everywhere we find water on Earth, we find life. And on June 7, 2018, NASA announced that organic matter had been discovered in soil samples in 3 billion-year-old mudstone at Gale Crater by the Mars Curiosity Rover.

Is this evidence of life in the planet's past? If so, could any of these tiny living creatures still exist today? Imagine how exciting it would be to finally discover the truth.

Join us for this media-rich event as we tell the story of adventure and discovery on the Red Planet.

Presented by
Greg McCauley
Executive Director
Link Institute

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Your Host:
Kurt Williams
Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer
Link Institute

Date:
Saturday, July 21, at 8:00pm

Location:
Mooresville Public Library
220 W Harrison St, Mooresville, IN 46158

Explore the Wonders of the Universe through the Link Observatory Telescope
Weather permitting, we will be visiting the Link Observatory immediately following the program.

 

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Link is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of our place in the universe.

We believe passionately in the power of inspiration and understanding of STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. Since its beginning in 2012, hundreds of award winning LinkLive public events have been enjoyed by sell-out crowds throughout the Midwest. 

LinkLive is an audio/visual spectacle utilizing a variety of guest speakers, and the very latest in theater screen digital imagery, animations, music and multimedia technology. LinkLive events create an engaging and thought-provoking environment as we share the wonders of the universe in ways that inspire, excite, challenge and educate.

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