ROXBURY — The Minor Memorial Library will welcome NASA Solar System Ambassador William Cloutier as he presents the program, MARS 2020 mission “Six More Wheels on Mars” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 on Zoom.
Bill Cloutier will revisit the successful landing of the Perseverance rover on the floor of Mars’ Jezero crater in February and will provide an update on its mission to search for signs of ancient life in a fossilized river delta.
MARS 2020 is NASA’s latest planetary exploration mission and the first astrobiology mission since the Viking landers in 1976. The multifaceted mission is unique in that it combines state-of-the-art detection instrumentation with technology demonstrations and sample caching capability.
Bill Cloutier is a NASA solar system ambassador, amateur astronomer and a founding member of the John J. McCarthy Observatory in New Milford. He has a life long interest in astronomy, astrophotography with a special interest in lunar imaging, space exploration history and sharing those interests with the public.
The mission of the Minor Memorial Library is to promote and encourage literacy and to serve the needs of the Roxbury Community by providing free access to ideas and information through diversity of library materials, programs, services, and experiences. The library is handicapped-accessible.
There is no charge for this program, but registration is required. RSVP online at www.minormemoriallibrary.org to receive s Zoom link.
Those seeking more information may call the library at 860-350-2181 or visit the website at www.minormemoriallibrary.org.