Chris McKay "Life on Mars" Lecture Tape Available

From: Jan Wee <>
Subject: Chris McKay "Life on Mars" Lecture Tape Available
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 1996 15:14:06 -0600

Dear discuss-lfm members,

Sanjay Limaye, Planetary Scientist from UW-Madison (who will also
be hosting our debate forum for the Planet Explorer Toolkit activity),
asked if I could share this information with you.  

I can vouch for the lecture being very interesting and well suited
for use in the classroom as I attended this program.  In fact there were many, 
many middle schoolers in attendance at this lecture who were keenly interested
in Chris's talk.  

For those unfamiliar with Chris McKay, here is some background information:

Biographical Sketch: Dr. Christopher P. McKay, Planetary Scientist with the
Space Science Division of NASA Ames.

Chris received his Ph.D. in AstroGeophysics from the University of Colorado
in 1982 and has been a research scientist with the NASA Ames Research
Center since that time. His current research focuses on the evolution of
the solar system and the origin of life. He is also actively involved in
planning for future Mars missions including human settlements.  Chris has
been involved with polar research since 1980, traveling to the Antarctic
dry valleys and more recently to the Siberian and Canadian Arctic to conduct
research in these Mars-like environments.

You can email Sanjay at for further details. 

Jan Wee


Subject: Life on Mars Videotape
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 96 16:23:00 CST

The tape of the "Life on Mars: Past, Present and Future" lecture by Chris 
McKay is now ready if you would like to acquire a copy for a nominal
fee of $30.00.

The length is about 70 minutes and includes questions/answers at the end. 
The graphics have been edited back in.  The tape was produced 
professionally on broadcast quality tapes.  Copies are VHS. 
The lecture is very well suited for schools.

Let me know if you are interested in acquiring a copy.

Sanjay Limaye, Planetary Scientist