Venue/Location: OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave., Phone: 503-797-4000
Date: Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 10:00 AM
Astronomy Day & Mars Landing Viewing
Admission: Free to the public
10:00am - 4:00pm: Astronomy Day
9:00pm: Doors open for Mars Landing
10:30pm: Mars landing of REAL Curiosity
Celebrating Astronomy Day, OMSI presents a full day-into-night festival of all things celestial, with opportunities for starry-eyed guests to learn little-known facts about the universe, constellations, stars and planets. Representatives from local clubs and organizations will be on hand to answer questions, lead hands-on activities and discuss space science until 4 p.m. An inflatable life-sized model of the NASA Mars rover, Curiosity, will also be on display.
The doors will open later in the evening at 9 p.m. to offer space exploration enthusiasts a front-row seat for the scheduled 10:30 p.m. Mars landing of the REAL Curiosity. Screens in the Auditorium and Planetarium will display a non-stop live feed from NASA TV.