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Batavia Public Library presents program on NASA rovers

One Book, One Batavia series event is March 25

BATAVIA – The Batavia Public Library is presenting "NASA's Mars Rovers, Old and New" as part of the library's One Book, One Batavia series at 7 p.m. March 25 at the library, 10 S. Batavia Ave.

William Higgins, an engineering physicist at Fermilab and a Jet Propulsion Laboratory ambassador, will be the presenter. According to a press release from the library, mobile robots have succeeded on Mars four times: Sojourner, Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity, and have examined the planet's geological, chemical and meterological nature.

Program attendees will learn how the rovers work, what they've learned about Mars and what's coming next for the new rover NASA expects to launch in 2020.

Registration is required for this One Book, One Batavia program. Register online at www.BataviaPublicLibrary.org or by calling the library reference desk, 630-879-1393, ext. 200. One Book, One Batavia is an annual community-wideáreading program presented by the Batavia Public Library in cooperation with Batavia High School and co-sponsored byáthe Friends of the Batavia Public Library.

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