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Anthony Aveni at Griffith Observatory, Jan. 29, 2016

All Mars Considered

A panel discussion and book signing based on the book and National Geographic documentary
MARS: Our Future on the Red Planet

Panelists include
Leonard David
, author of MARS: Our Future on the Red Planet
Rob Manning
, JPL Engineering and Science Directorate Chief Engineer
Andre Bormanis, Co-Executive Producer of MARS: Our Future on the Red Planet
Dr. Laura Danly, Griffith Observatory Curator, hosts the evening.

Portrait of Anthony Aveni

Leonard David is an award-winning space journalist who has been reporting on space activities for over 50 years. He frequently contributes to the website as their “Space Insider Columnist”. In 2015, he became the first recipient of the American Astronautical Society’s (AAS) “Ordway Award for Sustained Excellence in Spaceflight History” in the category of journalism, and in 2010 he received the National Space Club Press Award.

Portrait of Anthony Aveni

Rob Manning is NASA Jet Propulsion Lab’s Engineering and Science Directorate Chief Engineer and has taken us -- or more accurately, our robot proxies -- to Mars again and again over the past decade. He has been deeply involved in the technical design of nearly every U.S. Mars mission that has occurred during the Mars Renaissance of the past 20 years, including Mars Pathfinder, Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity.

Portrait of Anthony Aveni

Author and television writer and producer Andre Bormanis is co-executive producer of the unique television documentary-drama series, MARS set to air in November on the National Geographic Channel. Previous credits include, among others, all the Star Trek television series since Star Trek: The Next Generation and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.

Portrait of Anthony Aveni

Laura Danly is the Curator of Griffith Observatory.

MARS: Our Future on the Red Planet considers the imminent settlement of humans on Mars. Its author, award-winning journalist Leonard David, has covered space for 50 years and was co-author of Mission to Mars with Buzz Aldrin. His latest book is part of a major National Geographic MARS initiative this fall, including a documentary in partnership with Ron Howard, whose foreword opens the book.

Friday, October 28, 2016
Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater
Panel Discussion, 7:30 p.m.
Book Signing immediately following


Seating is first-come, first-served, up to the capacity of the theater.

All Mars Considered will also be available for live viewing via
Griffith Observatory TV on Livestream