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Posted 7/18/2018

Release no. 18-070


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Mark Twain Lake
573-565-2112
marktwaininfo@usace.army.mil
20642 Hwy J, Monroe City, MO 63456

Mark Twain Lake, Missouri, July 18, 2018 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake would like to invite you to attend a program at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center on July 27, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. On July 27, 2018 the planet Mars will be in a special position in its orbit with respect to Earth, called opposition.  In this configuration it can easily be spotted with the naked eye, binoculars, and small telescopes.  Bring binoculars.

Dr. Robert Sadler from Culver-Stockton College will give a short talk on Mars, its orbit, the spacecraft that have visited it, and some of the historical lore associated with it. Plans from NASA, ESA, SpaceX, and others for manned visits to and colonization of Mars will also be discussed. The talk will be a general one that should be of interest to people of all ages. 

The M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center is located along Highway J just south of the Clarence Cannon Dam.  If you would like more information please feel free to contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake by email at marktwaininfo@usace.army.mil or call 573.565.2112.

Dr. Robert Sadler Mars program space