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Live Talk in Tucson May 5th @ the Science Cafe

by Patrick Woida

April 29, 2008 -
For those of you lucky enough to be in Tucson the first week of May, they are letting me out to visit at a presentation in downtown Tucson on May 5th at the Science Cafe hosted by Flandrau: The UA Science Center

The Topic: “Countdown to Mars! Your Guide to the Mars Phoenix Lander”
on Cinco de Mars will be Monday, May 5, 5:30 p.m., at Enoteca Pizzeria Wine Bar, 58 W. Congress Street, Downtown Tucson. I'll  be presenting with my son Rigel Woida, another Engineer on the Phoenix Mars Mission. Admission: free with free appetizers. Beverages available for purchase.

The Science Café is a casual forum for people to meet and discuss a particular science topic with UA scientists in the relaxed atmosphere of a local restaurant. Topics of discussion vary each month, but each is current, relevant and, at times, slightly edgy and humorous or controversial. If you read these blogs I'm guessing you're wondering what’s happening with the Phoenix Mars Mission and you would like know what science will be conducted on the Martian surface. Get a personal guide from the experts on what to expect when the Phoenix Mars Lander lands on Mars on May 25, 2008.

Successfully launched in August 2007, the Phoenix Mars mission is designed to study the history of water and habitability potential in the Martian arctic's ice-rich soil. Information gathered by the Phoenix Mars mission may help scientists determine whether Mars was, or is, capable
of supporting life as we know it. Most scientists agree that the presence of liquid water is the primary requirement for life.

Shipherd Reed will moderate the discussion. Reed, who promises to wrap things up by 7:30 p.m., will keep the discussion lively and on track. In conclusion, audience members will have the opportunity to submit discussion topic ideas for subsequent Science Café events.

Enoteca Pizzeria and Wine Bar is located at 58 W. Congress St. on the
northeast corner of West Congress Street and North Church Avenue. After 5 p.m. free
parking is available on local streets.

For more information about Flandrau: The UA Science Center