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Meeting Reminder: Wednesday 21st February 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST

A quick reminder that the next meeting of the Santa Fe Stargazers will take place on Wednesday evening 21st February 2024 at 7:00 p.m. MST.

Presentation: The Mars 2020 Mission to Mars: Looking for signs of life in an ancient lake and river.
By: Dr. Allan Treiman, Lunar and Planetary Institute/USRA.

Dr. Allan Treiman studies a broad range of planetary materials, including most solid bodies in the inner solar system, emphasizing Mars and the Moon. He was born and raised in Los Alamos, and still considers New Mexico as home away from home. He studied Chemistry at Pomona College (CA), Geology at Stanford and the University of Michigan, taught a few years, and has since been funded by NASA to study geology and rocks of our solar system.

Most of his work time now is spent with the Mars rover missions; he works with the Chemistry and Mineralogy instrument (CheMin,  using X-ray diffraction & fluorescence) on the MSL Curiosity rover, and with the Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL) on the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. Dr. Treiman is active in daily operations on both missions.

He lives in Houston, near Johnson Space Center, with his wife Diane and cat Raffi. Their two sons are long gone in their own careers. Outside of work, Allan and Diane love birding, and travel to exotic locations to see the birds (especially raptors).


  • Monthly Sky Report: Jim Eagle.
  • Featured Presentation: Dr. Allan Treiman.
  • Business Meeting: Update on collaboration plans with SFCC; General discussion.

This will be a Hybrid Meeting. You can join via ZOOM or in-person at the Vista Grande Public Library.

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February 21
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST
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