Since I was a young child Mars held a special fascination for me. It was so close and yet so faraway. I have never doubted that it once had advanced life and still has remnants of that life now. I am a dedicated member of the Mars Society,Norcal Mars Society National Space Society, Planetary Society, And the SETI Institute. I am a supporter of Explore Mars, Inc. I'm a great admirer of Elon Musk and SpaceX. I have a strong feeling that Space X will send a human to Mars first.
NASA Scientist to Discuss Martian Water Cycle at 2016 Mars Society Convention Dr. Adrian Brown, a planetary scientist working at NASA Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute, will present a plenary talk about “the Martian Water Cycle” at the 19th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled for September 22-25, 2016 at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Dr. Brown’s fields of expertise include the planet Mars, astrobiology and remote sensing spectroscopy. His current research focuses on analyzing data from the Mars instrument “CRISM” (Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars) which is on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter currently circling the Red Planet.
He is also involved in educational and public outreach, serving as the coordinator of the SETI Institute Seminar series, a weekly science talk from researchers in the northern California area, and helps teach an online planetary science course for the Astronomy Department of Swinburne University in Australia.
Born in Australia, Dr. Brown received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Australian Defense Force Academy, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of New England (NWS) and a Ph.D. in Earth & Planetary Sciences from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.
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