Come to a New Mexico PBS Science Café! A clip from an episode of NOVA scienceNOW, Nature or a comparable program will be screened. An expert on the topic will attend to answer questions & have an open discussion with the audience.

March 2014 Science Café


A decade ago, Spirit and Opportunity, NASA’s twin robot explorers began an interplanetary adventure to demystify the Red Planet. Originally built to withstand a three-month mission on Mars, Opportunity is still capturing breathtaking images and important scientific data.

Come to the March New Mexico PBS Science Café and watch a segment of NOVA and then join in a discussion with Dr. Larry Crumpler, Research Curator of Space Science and Volcanology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Dr. Crumpler is a rover science team member who has worked on the mission since its beginning and is the only mission scientist from New Mexico. He will discuss his experiences working “on Mars” during the past decade with the ongoing Mars Exploration Rover Mission.

  • Speaker: Dr. Larry Crumpler
  • Date: Saturday March 29
  • Time: 10:00 am - 12 noon
  • Location: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
    1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque
Admission is FREE but a Reservation is Required. Seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. RSVP to this online form or contact Rose Poston at 277-2396,

New Mexico PBS Science Cafes are presented with support from Sandia National Labs/Lockheed Martin. Be more curious ... be more amazed ... come to the New Mexico PBS Science Café.


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