Gary Fisher of Bryn Athyn hopes to spark an interest in the exploration of Mars in the hundreds of families expected to attend the Super Science Weekend at the New Jersey State Museum. Fisher is the president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Mars Society, a division of the national organization founded in 1998 to help further exploration and settlement of the “red planet” through public outreach and support of greater government funding for exploration programs. The society also conducts private programs supporting Mars explorations. The fledgling Philadelphia chapter will have a display on Super Science Weekend’s Planetary Row, an exhibit of various organizations interested in the exploration and study of space and the universe.
January 11th, 2002