Date: Sunday, August 5 - Monday, August 6, 2012
Time: 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location: Adler Planetarium
Cost: Free admission
Please be advised that vehicles parked along Solidarity Drive run the risk of being ticketed after 11:00 p.m. It is strongly recommended that you pay to park in the lot south of the museum, which can be accessed off Lynn White Drive.
Come help the Adler celebrate the arrival of the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, with a special after-hours Curiosity Landing Party! The largest and most advanced mobile laboratory ever built to study another planet, Curiosity will assess whether its landing site has ever had or still has environmental conditions favorable to supporting life and will search for clues in Martian rocks. Learn more about the rover's mission, the challenges of reach Mars, the rover's capabilities, and what scientists expect to find when Curiosity lands in Gale Crater in a series of hands-on activities, special presentations, and live NASA coverage of the landing.
- Find out what's going on in the sky during two showings of Night Sky Live!
- Learn all about Mars, Martian exploration, and Curiosity's mission in our Destination: Mars program.
- Write Curiosity a "Good Luck" card or create a button to take home!
- Try landing the rover on the red planet in a new interactive game for the Xbox Kinect, Mars Rover Landing.
- Listen to Adler astronomers and educators discuss the mission in our theaters and Space Visualization Lab, and watch NASA TV live as we ramp up to the landing at 12:31a.m.
And don't forget to wear your "Mars Red" or space-themed digs for a chance to win a special Mars gift basket! Good luck, Curiosity!