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Planetfest 2012 - Curiosity Knows No Bounds

Planetfest-Curiosity Knows No Bounds


The Planetary Society will be holding a two day event to celebrate and monitor the landing of the Curiosity rover on the planet Mars. You will need to purchase tickets for this event from the Planetary Society and the information can be found on this link. 

Planetfest is scheduled for

August 4, 2012 from 9:30 am until 5 pm - Saturday


August 5, 2012 from  2:00 pm until 11:30 pm-This is the day/night of the actual landing.

 Here is a link to the NASA web site for the mission itself-including a countdown clock.

 If anyone who is a member of this Meetup would like to organize a gathering with others, let me know.  Due to my schedule, I am unable to do so myself.

This program is open to the general public and is not a function associated with The Local Group Astronomy Club.

Keep Looking Up !

Steve Petzold







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  • Matthew O.

    The speakers were fine but the displays generally sucked. The "full size curiosity engineering model" was an inflatable balloon!

    August 5, 2012

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