FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2013
Public Contact: Trailside, 908-789-3670
www.ucnj.org/trailside

Media Contact Only: Tom Plante, 908-527-4746



“Searching for Life on Mars” Free Program for Adults at Trailside, Nov. 7


MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites adults, 18 years and older, to a program, “Searching for Life on Mars,” at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside. The lecture, supplemented with visual material, will take place on Thursday, November 7, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The program is free, but donations are welcome.

“The possibility of life on Mars is a subject that has captivated the public for many years,” said Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter. “This lecture offers a window into the latest scientific thoughts on the subject.”

Harold Kozak, NASA Solar System Ambassador and Astronomy Adjunct Professor at Wagner College, sheds light on the intriguing topic of life on Mars. Whether or not life has ever existed on the Red Planet is a question that has fascinated people for ages. As more evidence is gathered by robots and studied by scientists, it becomes more likely that life may have occurred on this planet. Professor Kozak will examine this subject matter in further detail, presenting images and data gathered from missions to Mars.

For additional information about this lecture or other adult programs or upcoming events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside.  Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road (at Coles Avenue) in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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