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Mars InSight Mission Landing

  • Monday, November 26, 2018
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Illustration of NASA Mars Insight spacecraft landing on Mars

Credit: NASA

Join Museum astrophysicist Rachel Smith, PhD, and NASA Solar System Ambassador Tony Rice in the SECU Daily Planet Theater for the live landing of InSight, NASA’s latest mission to Mars. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is the first robotic explorer designed to study Mars’s interior structure: its crust, mantle, and core.

We’ll learn about Mars and InSight from Dr. Smith and Tony Rice beginning at 2pm. Then, we’ll tune in to NASA TV’s live broadcast of the Mars InSight landing for its scheduled, and hopefully soft, landing on Mars!

A simulation of the Insight landing shown on NASA TV will include visuals made with OpenSpace, a new space visualization tool designed to take users from Earth to the end of the Universe! Learn more about OpenSpace on openspaceproject.com.

Details

Details

Date:
November 26, 2018
Times:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fee:
Free

Venue

SECU Daily Planet Theater

Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Phone:
919.707.9800

Organizer

Chris Smith
919.707.9956