Event

Red Planet(arium)

May 8, 2018 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Museum in Washington, DC
Free, Tickets Required

Explore the intersection of science and art on Mars

Join us for an evening exploring the past, present, and future of Mars under the dome of the Albert Einstein Planetarium, and among the rovers in our Exploring the Planets gallery. Light bites and engaging speakers will be provided, and a cash bar will be available.

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With Hoppy Price, Chief Engineer of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, learn how the tread-marks of our robotic friends are paving the way for eventual human footprints on the Red Planet, and examine the challenges of simply returning a few grams of Martian material for study back on Earth.

Go back to the future with Matt Shindell, National Air and Space Museum curator of planetary science, as he shares the vintage paintings of Martian landscapes that are used to produce panoramic planetarium projections of the Martian surface. Then, be transported to the surface of Mars and view its night sky in an otherworldly Planetarium presentation.

A reception will follow in the Museum’s Exploring the Planets gallery. Light bites and cash bar provided.