In this illustration, NASA's Mars 2020 rover uses its drill to core a rock sample on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech

Video Conference: NASA's Mars Deputy Program Scientist, Dr Adrian Brown discusses the search for life in our Solar System

Duration: 50 minutes
11 March 2021, 11:30am-12:30pm AEDT Video Conference

After 6 months and a journey of 480 million km, NASA’s Mars2020 and its Perseverance rover arrived on Mars on 19 February 2021. How did the landing go? Will there be any early discoveries? Hear from the Deputy Program Scientist, Dr Adrian Brown (originally from Western Australia) in this live and free Video Conference made for schools. Find out what is next for this robotic explorer and the team of scientists, engineers and space pioneers behind Mars mission number 16. Dr Brown will also explore the future of robotic exploration and program relevance to young STEM learners in Australia.

Young scientists and their teachers are invited to submit questions for Dr Brown for a live moderated Q&A session. Please email with your question in advance, including your name and school. Suitable for school and home–school learners from upper primary through to Year 12. Bookings are essential. If you are new to video conferences we have an informative how to connect guide for support.

This free video conference will be held by secure ZOOM connection. A link will be sent to the registered email a few days ahead of the event.

A number of these one-off programs will occur throughout the year, exploring timely themes and ideas, featuring expert presenters. On-demand webinars are also available for schools as part of the 2021 program, available for a time of your choosing.