Coos Bay Public Library is offering limited services, including computer appointments, limited browsing, curbside pickup, and mailing library materials. For more details, please give us a call at 541-269-1101 or send us an email at [email protected]. We are accepting telephone calls Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Virtual programs and digital services, including Library2Go, hoopla, and TumbleBooks, continue to be available. Please check our website at http://coosbaylibrary.org for up-to-date information.
Mars 2020: Astrobiology and the History of the Red Planet
Mars has always been a curiosity for scientists and science fiction authors for decades. Mars has always been a favorite target in the discussions of life and habitability. In late July 2020, NASA launched the Mars 2020 mission including the Mars Perseverance rover. One of the stated goals of the mission is to search for preserved biosignatures in Martian rocks and surface samples from periods of Martian history where conditions may have been more favorable to the existence of microbes to potentially exist. We will discuss the history and excitement about Mars and what we hope to learn from future missions in the quest for evidence of life. Coos Bay Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.