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CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 4.--Harry Y. McSween Jr. (Ph.D. Geology), member of the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft science team, will deliver two lectures sponsored by the Departments of Chemistry and Physics at The Citadel and Departments of Geology, Physics and Astronomy at the College of Charleston and cosponsored by the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium.

     McSween will speak on the results to date of the Mars Pathfinder mission. The two similar talks will be travelogues of Mars seen through the eyes of the Mars Pathfinder and Sojourner Rover. Both have been on Mars since July 4, 1997.

     Dr. McSween graduated from The Citadel in 1967 with a bachelor's of science degree in chemistry. He then went on to earn his master's degree in geology from the University of Georgia and a doctorate from Harvard University. He has received numerous awards and appointments throughout his career. Some of McSween's major publications include: "Geochemistry: Pathways and Processes", "Stardust to Planets: A Geological Tour of the Solar System", and "Fanfare for Earth: The Origin of Our Planet and Life."

     Dr. McSween will give his first talk at The Citadel on November 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Copeland Auditorium, Grimsley Hall. The second talk will be at the College of Charleston on November 14, at 3:00 p.m. in room 112 of the Science Center.

     Both lectures are open to the public and free of charge. For additional information contact The Citadel's Physics Department, 953-5122.


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