A NASA corsair is usually 3 days divided from alighting on Mars, and we can follow along with a journey on a Red Planet interjection to a lineup of sparkling open events.
The car-size Mars Science Laboratory, that is also famous as a Curiosity rover, is scheduled to hold down on a aspect of Mars on Aug. 5 during 10:31 p.m. PDT (1:31 a.m. EDT Aug. 6; 0531 GMT). The corsair will spend roughly dual years examining a Martian sourroundings for justification that a world is, or was, a habitable place for microbial life.
But first, a Curiosity corsair will have to tarry a harrowing outing by Mars’ atmosphere.
NASA Television will be broadcasting live coverage of Curiosity’s alighting on Aug. 5 commencement during 8 p.m. EDT (11 p.m. EDT; 0300 GMT Aug. 6). You can watch NASA’s live webcast here: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.
But there are some-more events that are scheduled to take place in a days heading adult to a ancestral Mars landing. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, and there are copiousness of other open events that will be going on this weekend to applaud a Curiosity rover’s landing.
To see if there are Curiosity-related events going on in your neighborhood, we can revisit NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory website and hunt by state: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/participate/events/
Here’s a list of some of a events that will be going on (all times theme to change):
THURSDAY, Aug. 2
Online Mars Lecture
Barbara Cohen, a heavenly scientist during NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will plead a story and destiny of a agency’s scrutiny of Mars in an eventuality that is giveaway and open to a public. The eventuality will take place during a U.S. Space Rocket Center’s Davidson Center for Space Exploration 3D museum in Huntsville during 6 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. CDT).
The lecture, that will also be webcast live on Ustream, will prominence NASA’s successful array of Mars rovers, from Pathfinder, to Spirit and Opportunity, to a Mars Curiosity rover.
The live webcast of a harangue can be accessed here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc
FRIDAY, Aug. 3
NASA Social, a agency’s first-ever multi-center eventuality will be hold on Aug. 3 to preview a alighting of a Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity rover.
Events will be hold concurrently during 6 NASA margin centers, including Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.; Glenn Research Center in Cleveland; Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; Johnson Space Center in Houston; and, Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. Each core will be connected in a NASA Television simulcast with a Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., where a Curiosity rover’s goal is being managed.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory might promote a apportionment of a NASA Social module and live plead here: http://ustream.tv/NASAJPL. Or, we can follow along with a review on Twitter by regulating a hashtag #NASASocial.
Mars Society Convention
The Mars Society, a non-profit advocacy organization, is holding a 15th Annual International Mars Society Convention in Pasadena, Calif., from Aug. 3 to 5. The eventuality will accumulate scientists, policymakers and other experts to plead Mars exploration and efforts toward a manned goal to a Red Planet in a future.
Scheduled speakers embody John Grotzinger, Mars Science Laboratory’s arch scientist; Peter Diamandis, owner and authority of a X Prize Foundation; Jim Green, executive of NASA’s Planetary Science Division; G. Scott Hubbard, highbrow of aeronautics astronautics during Stanford University, and Doug McCuistion, executive of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program.
For some-more information, revisit a Mars Society‘s website: http://www.marssociety.org/convention2012
SATURDAY, Aug. 4
Planetary Society‘s Planetfest 2012
The non-profit Planetary Society will be hosting Planetfest 2012 in Pasadena, Calif., on Aug. 4 and 5 to applaud a Curiosity rover’s landing.
The two-day eventuality will underline presentations, family activities, art exhibits and displays of booster and other space instruments. Participants will also have a eventuality to hold a genuine Mars meteorite and try a cockpit of a blurb suborbital space plane.
Scheduled speakers embody Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society; George Whitesides, CEO and President of Virgin Galactic;Jim Green, executive of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, Charles Elachi, executive of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Scott Maxwell, a Curiosity rover’s driver, and Robert Zubrin, owner and boss of a Mars Society.
A live webcast of orator presentations during Planetfest 2012 will be accessible during www.planetfest.org. Visit a Planetfest website for some-more information about tickets and scheduled events.
Space Expo in San Diego
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego, Calif. is hosting a Space Expo on Aug. 4 and 5 to applaud Curiosity’s landing. The eventuality will underline lectures, games, hands-on activities, planetarium presentations, and live coverage of a landing.
Visit a Reuben H. Fleet Science Center’s website for some-more information about a event, and to squeeze tickets: http://www.rhfleet.org/site/astronomy/curiosity.cfm
The Museum of Science in Boston will be holding an eventuality called “Planetfest Boston” to coincide with The Planetary Society’s Planetfest jubilee in California. The eventuality during a Museum of Science will be hold from Aug. 4 to 6, commencement during 11:30 a.m. EDT any day. Participants will be means to see a 1/3 scale indication of a Curiosity rover, and will be means to ask scientists questions about a mission. A live webcast will also bond a festivities in Boston with The Planetary Society’s Planetfest in Pasadena, Calif.
This eventuality is giveaway with acknowledgment to a Museum of Science’s Exhibit Halls. More information can be found during a museum’s website: http://www.mos.org/events_activities/eventsd=5584
SUNDAY, Aug. 5
Landing Night – Multiple Events
NASA’s Ames Research Centerin Moffett Field is hosting a special expo to symbol a alighting of Curiosity on Mars. Doors open during 4 p.m. PDT and a eventuality will final until midnight. Scientists will be on palm to answer questions and share stories about Mars exploration. The eventuality will finish with a live promote of a alighting as it unfolds. The eventuality is free, though registration is compulsory here: http://nasaamescuriosityevent.eventbrite.com/
The Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey is hosting a “Curiosity Landing Party” from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. PDT. Telescopes will be set adult for night sky viewing, while a live feed from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is projected on a hulk wall inside. Admission is $5 per person. More information can be found here: http://www.columbiaspacescience.org/news-events/event/curiosity-landing-party/
The Exploratorium in San Francisco will underline a array of live webcasts detailing Curiosity’s mission. Interviews with staff and visiting scientists will be partial of a online event. The webcast will start during 10:15 p.m. PDT and can be accessed here: http://www.exploratorium.edu/mars/
The Adler Planetarium in Chicago is throwing a Curiosity Landing celebration from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. CDT. Attendees will learn some-more about a rover’s missions, a capabilities, and what scientists design to find when Curiosity lands on a Red Planet. Special presentations, hands-on activities and live NASA coverage of a alighting will be enclosed in a giveaway open event. More information can be found during a Adler Planetarium’s website: http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/experience/events
And, a fun doesn’t stop after Curiosity lands. National Geographic Channel will premiere a new documentary, called “Martian Mega Rover,” on Aug. 9 during 10 p.m. ET/PT. The hour-long module will inspect any proviso of a rover’s unsure landing, and will underline behind-the-scenes footage from a 8 years that it took to take a plan from source to touchdown on a Red Planet.
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