join us for a local meeting of the American Scientific Affiliation
Getting to Mars
with the Curiosity Rover:
The Space Mission and the Spiritual Journey
by Roger Weins
9:00 – 11:30 AM on Saturday, Oct 5th,
Pepperdine University - Hahn Fireside Room
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu CA
public and new members are cordially invited to attend. The meeting will begin with a fellowship meal
at 9:00 AM followed by Roger’s lecture at 10:00 AM. Breakfast potluck contributions are welcome.
is a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Principal Investigator
for the ChemCam on the Curiosity rover. He was responsible for several
instruments for NASA's Genesis mission. In his book, Red Rover: Inside the Story of Robotic Space Exploration, from Genesis
to the Mars Rover Curiosity (redroverbook.com),
Roger shares the story of his involvement in NASA's efforts to journey across
space and explore another planet for signs of life. He discusses the challenges
of doing robotic space exploration on a budget, and the elation of being able
to help science look for answers to some of humankind's biggest questions.
American Scientific Affiliation (www.asa3.org) was
founded in 1941 as an international network of Christians in the
sciences. Members of the ASA are united by a belief in orthodox
Christianity, as defined by the Apostles’ and Nicene creedsand a
commitment to excellence in science. The ASA is not an advocacy organization.
Where there is honest disagreement on an aspect of science, Christian faith, or
the relationship between the two, the ASA strives to create a safe environment
in which dialogue can flourish, and diverse or even contrasting ideas can
be discussed with courtesy and respect.
more information, please contact Jason Hine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Michael Everest (email@example.com).