For Immediate Release [April 9, 2018]


WHAT: Don’t miss a fascinating planetary geology event! Chadron Public Library will be celebrating the upcoming Insight Mission to Mars launch. Dr. Mike Leite, Geosciences professor at Chadron State College, will talk about upcoming Mars missions and how student research is contributing to NASA planetary science and exploration. There will be some fun hands on activities including making edible models of planets and examining rocks similar to ones scientists expect to find on Mars. All ages are welcome, and space is limited.

WHEN: The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (with extra time for questions) on April 24, 2018

WHERE: Chadron Public Library (downstairs)

WHY: Chadron Public Library is one of 75 public libraries selected to be part of the [email protected] My Library initiative to engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery. As a [email protected] My Library Partner, Chadron Public Library is offering free programs and activities for various age groups that explore NASA science and technology. The programs will be held between May 2017 and October 2018. More information about upcoming events will be available at and on the library’s Facebook page.

WHO: [email protected] My Library is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Pacific Science Center, Cornerstones of Science, and the Education Development Center. Funding comes from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate via cooperative agreement No. NNX16AE30A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed by [email protected] My Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

CONTACT: Rossella Tesch or Susan Rolfsmeier, 308-432-0531

Mr. Dressel