Delaware State University will present guest speaker Dr. Roger Wiens, a NASA scientist who is intimately involved in the space agency's upcoming Mars launch, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Longwood Auditorium in the Bank of America Building (College of Business) on campus.
The event – which is part of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer Series – is free and open to the public.
Dr. Wiens will share information about the much-anticipated Nov. 25 launch of the Mars Science Laboratory, which is expected to land along with the Curiosity Rover on Mars' surface in August 2012. Dr. Wiens will discuss the instrumentation on the rover and what scientists hope will be revealed about the habitability of Mars from data that will be returned to earth.
For more info about Dr. Wiens' presentation, contact Ms. Vanessa Nesbit of the DSU College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences & Technology at 302.857.6502.