Roper Mountain Astronomers

June Monthly Club Meeting

  • June 18, 2020
  • 7:30 PM
  • Virtual Meeting Online

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Note:  We will have a virtual club meeting in June.  You will receive instructions via Email on how to attend this meeting. 

Presentation : Perserverance -The Mars 2020 Rover

Abstract:  The Mars 2020 Rover, Perseverance, is still on schedule for a mid-July to early August launch from Cape Canaveral. This is an excellent time to review the capabilities of this rover.

This presentation will cover the history of  Mars landers and rovers and the new Perseverance Rover Mission. Find out about some of the instruments aboard, as well as the improvements in Entry, Descent, and Landing features of this newest of NASA rovers to Mars. 

Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover - NASA Mars

Speaker: Ken Brandt


Ken Brandt is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador, volunteering to educate the public about space exploration. He also directs the Robeson Planetarium in Lumberton, NC. 

Director, Robeson Planetarium JPL/NASA Solar System Ambassador Past-President, South Eastern Planetarium Association Chair-elect, Astronomy and Space Science Committee, American Association of Physics Teachers 



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