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InSight Mars Landing View Party

November 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

FREE

Join the Planetarium Club for a NASA viewing party of the InSight Mars Landing from 11-2 on Monday, November 26.

InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a Mars lander designed to give the Red Planet its first thorough checkup since it formed 4.5 billion years ago. It is the first outer space robotic explorer to study in-depth the “inner space” of Mars: its crust, mantle, and core.

InSight is set to touch down on Mars at around noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern) on Nov. 26, 2018. The lander will plunge through the thin Martian atmosphere, heatshield first, and use a parachute to slow down. Then, it will fire its retro rockets to slowly descend to the surface of Mars, and land on the smooth plains of Elysium Planitia.

NASA WEBSITE LINK

 

Details

Date:
November 26
Time:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
FREE

Venue

UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium
1900 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Phone:
414-229-4961
Website:
http://www4.uwm.edu/planetarium