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Curiosity Mars Landing Party

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The Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity, will land in Gale Crater at 1:30 AM EST on August 6th. Come on out to the wilds of New Jersey to celebrate and learn in style! Hosted by NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Jason Kendall, we'll have a public talk about the search for life on Mars. We'll also do fun hands-on activities, such as building Mars landers, walking through human orrerys, looking through spectroscopes, and possibly stargazing with the University's telescopes. As the evening goes on, we'll also watch "Roving Mars" the iMax movie about the little Mars rovers that could, and just before the live NASA coverage, we'll watch the 1953 "War of the Worlds". Bring your PJs. We'll serve the pizza. It's all free and open to the public, at Science Hall East on the campus of William Paterson University.

If you can drive there and car-pool, please let the group know. It'll be hard for some to get there otherwise.