Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Ok guys. This is a cool one! For those of you who love space, robots, jets, technology, and science (hello, everyone): This Saturday, September 18th, NASA- ever heard of those guys?- NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and OC Astronomers will continue a new series of educational public programs showcasing various missions to Mars. Different OC Parks have hosted these events throughout the summer and this is the last one, so you don't want to miss it!
Irvine Regional Park provides the setting for the final event of the series. At 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 18th, JPL will present the Mars Science Laboratory Mission, scheduled to launch in the fall of 2011. This is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. Woah. Big time goose bumps. The RED PLANET? Yes! A presentation on the exciting new mission technology will be delivered and a 1/5 scale model of the space craft will be displayed (!!). The OC Zoo and Irvine Park Railroad will even be remaining open until dusk for extended family activities.
The event is FREE and will include presentations by JPL scientists, children’s crafts, and stargazing presented by OC Astronomers. Just for the night, parking at the park is free after 5pm! So arrive after 5pm and your whole night is free!
Visit Mars and Stars for the perfect family adventure through the galaxy at OC Parks.
September 18th, 6 p.m.
Mars Science Laboratory Mission
Location: Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
Cost: FREE, with free parking after 5pm
RSVP Suggested: (714) 973-6835
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