GEORGE J. HAAS
is a member of the Society of Planetary SETI Research
and the founder and premier investigator of the Mars research group, The Cydonia Institute
, which was established in 1991, the same year he became interested in the Face on Mars after reading a book on the subject by Randolfo Rafael Pozos.
Mr. Haas' research encompasses over 20 years of study and analysis of NASA and ESA photographs of the surface of Mars. Beginning with the Face on Mars, Haas began documenting unprecedented parallels between aesthetically designed structures on the red planet with the art and iconography of Mesoamerican cultures.
His early schooling was in the visual arts, which included painting, sculpture and photography. Mr. Haas is a sculptor, art instructor, writer and curator as well as a member and former director of the Sculptors’ Association of New Jersey (1999-2001). During the 1980s, he exhibited extensively throughout the New Jersey and New York area and was represented by the Grace Harkin Gallery in New York’s East Village. He has also authored numerous monographs for various art exhibitions and had a one-person show at the OK Harris Gallery of Art in New York City's SoHo in 1989.
Over the last two decades he has studied the art and iconography of North and South American cultures and is an active member of the Pre-Columbian Society at the University of Pennsylvania and in Washington DC.
Lecture Seminar Program
The Mars Codex
Manuscript of an Ancient Text
The explosive material in this presentation focuses on a re-examination of the famous Face on Mars by presenting a set of companion masks discovered on a temple pyramid located in Cerros, Belize. After more than 20 years of research and analysis of NASA and ESA photographs of the planet Mars, including the publication of a science paper and two books, the authors George J. Haas and William R. Saunders have now produced a new documentary highlighting many of their astounding discoveries. Following the design code imbedded within the Face on Mars, the authors explore a series of recurring motifs of half and bifurcated geoglyphs “hidden in plain sight” across the surface of Mars and compare them to their terrestrial counterparts, found within the art and sculpture of Mesoamerica, Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt. Presented by George Haas.