Harvard Club of Naples

in conjunction with
MIT Club of Southwest Florida

cordially invite you to

To the Red Planet and Back — The Past, Present, and Future of Mars Exploration

Presented by Joe Parrish - Manager, NASA Mars Exploration Program

Thursday, February 1, 2024
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM




Humankind has long been fascinated by the Red Planet.  Ever since telescopes were first trained on Mars, we have wondered how Mars formed and evolved, if Mars could ever have been inhabited, and whether it could ever be possible for humans to visit.  NASA and other members of the international space community have been exploring Mars with flyby missions, orbiters, landers, rovers, and helicopters.  This remarkable adventure of Mars exploration is just beginning, and NASA and other enterprises—national and private--have ambitious plans to send highly advanced robots and eventually humans to unlock the remaining secrets of Mars.


Joe Parrish, Manager of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, will review NASA's incredible journey of Mars exploration — some of it already in the history books, some of it happening right now, and some still to come in the near future.  Joe has been an aerospace engineer, program manager, and senior executive at NASA, DARPA, private industry, and academia.  He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Aeronautics & Astronautics from MIT.


Tiburon Golf Club, Club Room

(Note: This is not the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon. Continue down the drive to the Tiburon Golf Club)

2620 Tiburon Dr, Naples, FL 34109
Complimentary valet parking will be available (tipping optional)


Cost: $25 per person

Event Information
4:30 PM - Networking (Cash bar)
5:30 PM - Lecture



Contact the Club Administrator, Tricia Wansor at hcn239@gmail.com or 954-914-3148


4:30PM - 6:30PM Thu 1 Feb 2024, Eastern timezone


Tiburon Golf Club, Club Room
2620 Tiburon Dr
Naples, FL 34109

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Look Who's Coming:

Marilynne White
Karen Schmitt
Guest of Karen Schmitt
Peggy Lamb
Martin Lamb
Robert Gurnitz
Ellen Gurnitz
Roger Hybels
Judith Hybels
Marian Chang
Bindu Chanagala
Arkady Rapoport
Julia Litvin
Cara Blazier
Guest of Cara Blazier
Charles Hawkins
Guest of Charles Hawkins
Robert Specht
Siegrun Kane
Alan Minoff
Guest of Alan Minoff
Janis Banos
Guest of Janis Banos
Michael Portland
Guest of Michael Portland
John Keane
Guest of John Keane
Elizabeth Salmond
Helen Yates
Guest of Helen Yates
Derace Schaffer
Guest of Derace Schaffer
H. McEver
Guest of H. McEver
Joe Oliver
Golda Goldman
Jack Monchik
Joe Oliver
Guest of Joe Oliver
Jean Elrick
Christiane Reid Sommer
Guest of Christiane Reid Somme
Abe Lederman
Roger Parkinson
Guest of Roger Parkinson
Ronald Benanto
Dory Benanto
Howard Freedman
Verna Prentice
Robert Prentice
Patricia Muldowney
Guest of Patricia Muldowney
William Goodman
William McCormick
Elizabeth Foster
Michael Feldman
John Moter
Jane Graham
Howard Corwin
Lois Lowry
Richard LeBer
Richard LeBer
Alfred Ingulli
Alfred Ingulli
Alfred Ingulli
Robert Lynch
Guest of Robert Lynch
Joseph Rygiel
Michael Wilens
Carolyn Longacre
George Pickett
Ronald Agronin
Michael Wilens
Barbara Kanter
Grenville Clark
Deirdre Clark
Elizabeth Foster
Merlin Lickhalter
Jeffrey Stone
Ronald Bogdasarian
Jeffrey Stone
Alan Minoff
Steve Sorett
... a total of 93 guests.
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