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From: Gerry W.
Sent on: Monday, February 16, 2009 6:40 PM


Thursday thru Sunday, February 19-21, 2009

Spacefest 2009 will be the largest gathering of pioneer
astronauts in the area, as well as some of the most
compelling, charismatic and expert astronomy
speakers on the planet. 2009 marks the 40th
anniversary of the first moon landing by Apollo 11 in
1969, and also Apollo 9, Apollo 10, and Apollo 12
successfully flew that year.


Spacefest 2009 will be held at the Town and Country
resort in Mission Valley. Admission is $30 daily/$65
all weekend (in advance), or $50 daily/$95 for all
weekend at the door. Active military cheerfully admitted
for only $10/day or $20 for a military family.

TMS-SD members will be participating, along with our
interactive display table, the San Diego Mars Rover
and our Mars Sojourner Rover replicas.


Friday, February 20, 2009

aka "A TRIP TO MARS" (1917)

From Denmark: This is a pacifist tale of Professor
Planetarios who takes his son to Mars where they
find a vegetarian, white-robed, please-loving people.
The high priest's daughter agrees to return with them
to Earth where their plea for peace is received
enthusiastically by everybody except the villain on duty.

Also screening, THOMAS EDISON'S "A TRIP TO MARS" (1910).

This four-minute black and white film produced by
Thomas Edison's company  was the first "movie"
about Mars: A professor discovers that when he
mixes two magical powders he has the power to
reverse gravity. Some of the powder falls on him,
and he is lifted up, flying through the sky until he
finally falls down on the surface of Mars. He escapes
some gnarly-limbed trees only to fall over a ridge and
land on the lip of a giant Martian.

Also, an episode of "DUCK DODGERS" [masked]).

Showtime is at 7:00pm at Studio 106 in the Art Union
Building at 2323 Broadway, San Diego 92012-- please
RSVP to FILMIST <at> MAC.COM as seating is limited.
We'll provide the popcorn -- you can bring drinks or
snacks to share.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park
features Family Science Days from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.
It is free with paid Science Center admission. Participate
in hands-on activities designed for children and adults
to work together to complement our interactive exhibits.
Explore the fun and fascinating side of science! Come
to our science table and make a free science experiment
that you can take home with you!


No TMS-SD participation is planned for this event.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Join the San Diego Vintage Sci-Fi film group for a
screening of a vintage SF (film and TV) of the '30's
through early '60's -- This was the age of damsels
in distress, pocket-change special effects, and those
fabulous rubber monster suits. Showtime is 7:00pm.
Films and location to be determined.­

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The San Diego Space Society normally meets at
Studio 106 at 12:00 noon for a Project Build Day,
followed by a SDSpace Board of Director's meeting
at 3:00pm.  


However, due to Spacefest 2009, this
meeting will be rescheduled.

For more information regarding The Mars Society - San
Diego, please visit our website at:


And if you're interested in keeping up with all the
latest Mars news as well as reports on human and space
flight progress, please subscribe to TMS-SD's News and
Message Board at:


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