Presentation by Pascal Lee
Sponsored by the Eastbay Astronomical Society

Date: Saturday, 11/16/2013

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Pacific

Location: Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619

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Guest Speaker:
Dr. Pascal Lee

Mission: Mars
Cover of the book Mission:Mars by Dr. Pascal Lee

Subzero temperatures, killer rays, raging dust storms…Mars is a hostile planet. Could anything survive there? One job for Future Mars Explorers: Stay alive and help search for alien life.
Guided by renowned Mars expert Pascal Lee, we will get a behind-the-scenes look at what it will take to send humans to the Red Planet. Discover how to gear up for survival, navigate a spaceship, search for alien life, and so much more. Get a sneak peek at the latest designs for future mars ships, spacesuits, and exploration rovers.The future of space exploration starts now!
This will be an event for all ages, as Pascal Lee has also released the book Mission: Mars under Scholastic for ages 9-12 and will be signing copies for fans of all ages.
About our Speaker
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Dr. Pascal Lee is chairman of the Mars Institute and a planetary scientist at the SETI Institute. He is also director of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project at NASA Ames Research Center. The project helps plan future human missions to Mars. When not researching ways to advance space exploration, Pascal likes to play with his three dogs and paint space art. He is also a helicopter pilot and flight instructor.

This EAS meeting at CSSC will be held in the:
Hauben Room

Free!  Donations are welcome and very much appreciated

Immediately prior to this event, EAS members and guests who are hungry are welcome to join us for dinner with our guest speaker. Casual dining will occur at Hunan Yuan, located at 4100 Redwood Road in Lincoln Square (Oakland, CA 94619). We will congregate in the restaurant starting at approximately 5:30PM.

For additional information or to provide feedback regarding this presentation, or to solicit consideration as a guest speaker for a future presentation, or to offer suggestions regarding any EAS program, please contact David Prosper, Program Director, via email at, or by phone at  510 457-8346.

The official Mission:Mars website.

Flyer for Mission:Mars (PDF, 959 KB)

Poster for Presentation (PDF, 234 KB)

Location Details

Chabot Space & Science Center
Atop the Oakland hills Lat: N37.82° Lon: W122.18°

10000 Skyline Blvd

Oakland, CA 94619

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Chabot Space & Science Center

Driving Directions
From South of Oakland:

1. Take HWY I-580 west (north) toward OAKLAND.
2. Merge onto HWY CA-13 N toward BERKELEY. approx 0.9 miles.
3. Take the CARSON ST exit toward REDWOOD RD. approx 0.1 miles
4. The exit ramp becomes MOUNTAIN BLVD. approx 0.25 miles.
5. Turn RIGHT onto REDWOOD RD. approx 1.0 miles.
6. Turn LEFT onto SKYLINE BLVD. approx 0.5 miles.
7. Turn RIGHT onto SKYLINE BLVD. approx 0.75 miles
8. Look for the large, concrete sign at the Chabot Space & Science Center entrance driveway, which winds steeply up to the right.

From North of Oakland:
1. Take HWY I-580 east (south) toward OAKLAND.
2. Take exit ramp on right to HWY CA-24 east approx 4.75 miles.
3. Take exit ramp on right to HWY CA-13 S. toward San Leandro approx 3.3 miles
5. Turn slight left onto MONTEREY BLVD. approx 0.1 miles
6. Turn left onto LINCOLN AVE. approx 0.1 miles
7. Lincoln Ave. turns into JOAQUIN MILLER RD. approx 1.1 miles
8. Turn left at stoplight to SKYLINE BLVD. approx .7 miles
9. Look for the large, concrete sign at the Chabot Space & Science Center entrance driveway, which winds steeply up to the right.