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Online author talk with Matt Shindell, curator of the National Air and Space Museum

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Coming soon June 3 with the Smithsonian Institution. Image of author Matt Shindell and the cover of his book "For the Love of Mars"

Matt Shindell, For the Love of Mars, Monday, June 3rd 

Image of author Matt Shindell with his book "For the Love of Mars" and an image of the Smithsonian logo

Mars and its secrets have fascinated and mystified humans since ancient times. Due to its vivid color and visibility, its geologic kinship with Earth, and its potential as our best hope for settlement, Mars embodies everything that inspires us about space and exploration. For the Love of Mars surveys the red planet’s place in the human imagination, beginning with ancient astrologers and skywatchers and ending in our present moment of exploration and virtual engagement.

You’re invited to come learn alongside Matt Shindell, National Air and Space Museum curator, as he introduces viewers to historical figures across eras and around the world who have made sense of this mysterious planet. By focusing on the diverse human stories behind the telescopes and behind the robots we know and love, Shindell will show how Mars exploration has evolved in ways that have also expanded knowledge about other facets of the universe. Register now for this captivating voyage through time!

Event can be viewed on demand after the initial program has ended.


June 3
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Katie Hill
(540) 672-3811