Stars at Yerkes Book Club Discussion and Teacher Workshop: Packing for Mars - Saturday March 16, 2013

This workshop will focus on a book selection made by teachers from Stars at Yerkes. Join us in the Yerkes library for a relaxing and fun discussion. We will be examining the red planet of Mars through the lens of Mary Roach's book Packing for Mars. How will humans get to Mars? What will they find when they get there? What do we know about Mars already? These and other topics will be discussed "by the fire" at Yerkes in March. We hope you will join us! Register below for this workshop now! Registration includes CPDUs and lunch. A fee of $25 for the workshop will be collected on the day of the workshop. Please make checks to "University of Chicago." Tentative Agenda: Saturday, March 16, 2013: 8:30 - 9:00 Coffee and Registration 9:00 - 10:00 Book Discussion: Packing for Mars led by Connie Gartner 10:00 - 11:00 What Would You Bring? - Jim Plaxco 11:00 - 11:45 Discussion with the Author 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch provided by Stars at Yerkes 1:00 - 1:45 Packing the Portable Life Support System (PLSS) - Margie Corp 2:00 - 4:00 Building Project - Kevin McCarron 4:15 - 4:30 Wrap up - Final thoughts and additional resources, Evaluations and CPDUs, Upcoming events Stay for the Evening Star Party 7:00 - 9:00 pm Invite your family and friends! Or help us teach the public (Contact Lynne Zielinski if you want to help with star party activities - Register for the Evening Star Party at
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Workshop Location: University of Chicago Yerkes Observatory 373 West Geneva St., Williams Bay, WI 53191 Workshop fee: $25 (Lunch included). Please make your check payable to "University of Chicago." Lodging is available at: Fontana Village Inn, 100 Dewey Avenue, Fontana, WI 53125, (262) 275-6700 George Williams College Lodging, 350 Constance Blvd., Williams Bay, WI 53191-0210 Call 262-245-8520 or e-mail: Or contact Lake Geneva Chamber of Commerce Lodging or Geneva Lake West Chamber of Commerce Accommodations Mention Yerkes Teacher Workshops when you reserve your room.


Contact Vivian Hoette at Yerkes Observatory:, phone: 262-245-5555 ext 815 or Kevin McCarron

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