Aug 5, 2012 · 4:00 PM
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This is Tricia. We will be celebrating Planetfest 2012 on Sunday, August 5, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
By hosting our own Planetfest viewing party we will enjoy some following benefits:
• Direct access to our live play-by-play video and narration of the spacecraft's descent and landing, plus a peek at the first images returned from the mission
• Live commentary, interviews and social media chat opportunities from leaders in space exploration, including: Charles Elachi, Director of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Bill Nye (the Science Guy®); planetary volcanologist Rosaly Lopes; Jim Bell, pancam lead on the Spirit and Opportunity rovers and member of the Curiosity Mastcam team; Planetary Society blogger Emily Lakdawalla; Mars rover driver Scott Maxwell; up-and-coming scientist Abigail Fraeman; NASA Planetary Science Division Director Jim Green; former “Mars Czar” Scott Hubbard; actor Robert Picardo; historian Shelley Bonus; space artists; and private space entrepreneurs. (Check back to see our full list of speakers and activities -- coming soon.)
• An autographed photo from Bill Nye, Director of The Planetary Society
• Our own event listing on our "Planetfest Worldwide" page on planetary.org along with your organization's name, event details, and web link
• Free event promotions for your event by The Planetary Society
Please bring snacks and/or sodas to share. (No alcoholic Beverages, please.)To RSVP and for directions to the location, call[masked] or email [masked]
I am borrowing Fort Worth Yuri's Night's website to post additional information as it becomes available.
See you on Mars!...and at Planetfest!
If you have any questions please let me know: [masked] or[masked]