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Athenaeum Salon — Xtreme NASA Design

(3.18) Join industrial designer and RISD educator, Michael Lye, for “Design for Extreme Environments” at the Athenaeum’s Friday Salon. Lye teaches advanced studios and seminars at the graduate and undergraduate levels and serves as Senior Critic and NASA Coordinator, specializing in human-centered design with an emphasis on design research and analysis. (We are talking about Mars, right?)

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Brown Geologist On Curiosity Project

As the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity gets set to land early Monday morning, Ralph Milliken, assistant professor of geological sciences, will be getting ready to work. He’s a member of the mission’s science team, and his curiosity lies in finding out why Mars is a colder, drier place than it used to be. Curiosity

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Transit Of Venus Explained Tuesday At Athenaeum

In anticipation of the big day on June 5th, the Providence Athenaeum has organized a tutorial of sorts for this coming Tuesday, May 29th — From Transit Street to the Stars: the Transit of Venus in 1769 and Today. In June 1769 a cannon fired, a telescope was pointed at the sun, and a group

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He Said ‘Rhode Island’ On The TV

In an NBC Evening News report on an image from Mars featuring the (possible) meteorite NASA has dubbed ‘Block Island’, Brian Williams compared the look of the scene to “one of those beautiful Rhode Island beaches”, whereas the scientists had meant nothing of the sort but merely thought it looked like a block. (Mars picture

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