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New Meetup: A Night on Mars / Free Film Fridays @ the Museum of Science

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Friday, January 2, 2009 2:08 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: A Night on Mars / Free Film Fridays @ the Museum of Science

When: January 9,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: From the Museum of Science site:

"On January 9, at 6:45 p.m. the public is invited to A Night on Mars, an evening celebrating Free Film Fridays and the Museum's newest IMAX? film, Roving Mars. Visitors will enjoy a sneak preview of the film and meet Cornell astronomer Steve Squyres, star of the film and principal investigator on the missions that landed the rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Discover the dramatic events that happened in the five years since these robot explorers first touched Mars terrain, and find out about the future of Mars exploration. After the film, guests can simulate the experience of a NASA mission control scientist and test-drive the Museum's Personal Exploration Rover (PER). They'll also meet a full-scale model of the rover twins Spirit and Opportunity, on loan from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Standing over 5 feet tall and more than 7 feet long, the six-wheeled rovers were originally designed to last 90 days?but have been making discoveries for five years and counting. Limited free tickets to A Night on Mars are available at the box office, on January 9 only, first come, first served".

Where to meet:

T.J. Maher will be checking to see if he can pick up 15 free tickets the day of the show, otherwise we will all have to individually fight with the general public for a spot there, picking them up when we each arrive at the Museum. He will be waiting in the Food Court across from the Museum Store by 6:00 pm grabbing a bite to eat. T.J. is 5 foot 7, with short brown hair, blue eyes, a "Hello My Name is T.J." nametag, and will be sporting a red MEETUP sign on his black messenger bag. You can bet it will be crowded, so we should head in to get seats at 6:20 pm.... I wonder if, as according to the press release that " Limit two shows per guest" means that weeach could go to this special presentation and go to another show after?

About The Museum of Science, Boston

"One of the world's largest science centers, the Museum of Science takes a hands-on approach to science, attracting approximately 1.5 million visitors a year through its vibrant programs and over 700 interactive exhibits. Highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, home of the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator; the Charles Hayden Planetarium; the Mugar Omni Theater, a 180-degree IMAX? domed theatre; and the Gordon Current Science & Technology Center (GCS&T), which offers breaking news stories to the public with interpretation by Museum staff. In 2004, the Museum launched the National Center for Technological Literacy? (NCTL)??helping facilitate a nationwide expansion of technology literacy by working with regional schools, offering educational products and programs for pre-K-12 students and teachers, creating curricula, and supporting an online resource center. For more information, visit".

About Free Film Fridays:

"This January, the Museum of Science and The MathWorks are partnering to give New Englanders a special treat. All day Fridays, January 9, 16, and 23, Museum-goers are invited to view free films on New England's only IMAX? dome screen.

"Along with Roving Mars, the Museum will show The Greatest Places, Wild Ocean, and Adrenaline Rush during Free Film Fridays. Visitors can pick up tickets at the Museum box office on the day of the show only, first come, first served. Limit two shows per guest. For more information, the public can call (617)[masked]"

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