Sharpton provides Mars lecture in Anchorage

Release Date: 
Thursday, February 24, 2005

For Immediate Release

New information about the Martian terrain suggests the Red Planet's surface once had water. High levels of hematite, a mineral associated with liquid water on Earth, were discovered on Mars last year. This important find suggests the possibility of ancient lakebeds or seas on the planet's surface and increases the odds that Mars once harbored life.

Professor Buck Sharpton will explore these notions in his one-hour lecture, "The Search for Water and Life on Mars," on Monday, Feb. 28. The free event will take place in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at 7:15 p.m.

This is the final installment in the 2005 Science for Alaska Lecture Series, so please join us. All ages are welcome!

Information on all lectures and presenters in the 2005 Science for Alaska Lecture Series is available at

Buck Sharpton, President's Professor of Remote Sensing, UAF: (907) 474-6663
Amy Hartley, Geophysical Institute Information Officer: (907) 474-5823