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A Roller-Coaster Ride Thru NASA’s Mars Lander Missions/Cookout
October 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
While with the University of Arizona-Dept of Planetary Sciences, Roger Tanner worked on the Mars Pathfinder Stereo Camera, the Stereo Camera and Robotic Arm Camera for Mars98, two cameras for Mars01, some parts for the Mars Recon Orbiter Camera, the Mars Phoenix Cameras (3), and finally the three Osiris Rex PolyCams (OCAMS) which is a sample return mission to the asteroid Bennu, and lots of proposals for Mars cameras, Of those Mars 98 crashed, Mars01 was cancelled and the rest were successful. Osiris Rex is currently preparing to make close up detailed images of the 4 sample sites with the PolyCam.
Minor planet (13668) Tanner, discovered Apr 28, 1997, is named for Roger.
The presentation will begin about 7:30pm.
We will also have a corn roast tonight starting at 6:00pm. Bring meats for the grill, sides, drinks, and/or desserts. Also, if you’d like, you can prepare a flavored butter for the corn.
Telescope observing afterward, weather permitting.
This event if free and open to the public.