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From Schiaparelli to Spirit: A history of the human exploration of Mars

Dr. Gregory G. Arkos, Malaspina University-College

October 13, 2004, 7:30pm, University of Victoria, Elliott 060

The Red Planet has fascinated man since it was first seen gleaming in the night sky. Join us in an examination of Earth's neighbour, from its ancient role as a harbinger of war & strife to the recent results of the Spirit and Opportunity rovers. As we unravel the enigma that is Mars we uncover information which may allow us to answer fundamental questions about life and our place in the universe. Presentation (2Mb pdf)

Bio: Greg Arkos was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to recently arrived immigrants Julius & Julia Arkos of Budapest, Hungary. He completed a B.Sc Hons degree in Geophysics at the University of Manitoba, and a PhD in Space and Atmospheric Science (Geophysics) at the University of British Columbia.  Dr. Arkos spent some time as a post-doc at the University of Calgary in the Space Physics group, before entering the teaching stream at Mount Royal College. He recently took up a faculty position in the Physics, Engineering and Astronomy department at Malaspina UC, and is enjoying both work and Nanaimo.

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