mars http://wamc.org en The Best Of Our Knowledge #1221 http://wamc.org/post/best-our-knowledge-1221 <p>The search for life on Mars has gotten a lot of press over the past few years with probes and remote control explorers roaming the red planet for signs and clues.&nbsp; But research is also done on meteorites that were found in one of the most barren environments on OUR planet.</p><p>Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, our Astrobiology series continues with the search for and study of microbial life on Mars, that may have hitched a ride to Earth.</p><p>We'll also spend an academic minute with some Earth bound microbes that are a little gassy.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Bob Barrett 83480 at http://wamc.org Skywatch Lecture Series: Curiosity on Mars: Roving the Red Planet http://wamc.org/post/skywatch-lecture-series-curiosity-mars-roving-red-planet <p><a href="http://www.dudleyobservatory.org/">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Dudley Observatory</a> in Schenectady has a great program coming up next week at the <a href="http://www.proctors.org/events/dudley-leshin">Proctors GE Theater</a> as part of their Skywatch Lecture Series.</p><p>Just this past summer the rover, Curiosity, landed on Mars. That project has ties to this region. Dr. Laurie Leshin of RPI is an integral part of the project and she'll present an insider's view of the mission and share some of the exciting results to date at 7:30pm on Tuesday 1/22 at the Proctors GE Theater.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55765 at http://wamc.org Skywatch Lecture Series: Curiosity on Mars: Roving the Red Planet