Exploring Space Lectures

Curiosity’s Mission of Exploration at Gale Crater, Mars

Mar 12 2013 - 8:00pm
Museum in Washington, DC
Free

The Exploring Space lectures are free, but tickets are required. Ticket reservations open January 7, 2013.

6:30 pm and 7:00 pm - View a free film, Undiscovered Worlds, in the Albert Einstein Planetarium; participate in educational programming
7:30 pm - Meet the lecturer
8:00 pm - Lecture begins
9:00 pm - Stargazing in the Public Observatory, weather permitting

In August 2012 the Curiosity rover (Mars Science Laboratory) arrived on Mars in a daring feat of engineering.  During its primary mission of one Mars year (approximately 23 months) it will investigate Gale Crater where a vast series of geologic layers preserves a rich record of the environmental history of early Mars.  See the latest images and results in this lecture highlighting Curiosity’s trek through Mars’ past and present.

John Grotzinger is the Chief Scientist for the Mars Science Laboratory Mission.

The Exploring Space Lectures Series is made possible by the generous support of NASA, with additional support provided by Aerojet.