This Week's Night Vision: Mars
Posted November 15, 2018 - by Paul Gibbs
Of all the planets in our solar system, Mars has been the one to capture our imaginations most. From the canals of Giovanni Schiaparelli and the novels of Edgar Rice Burrows to the Curiosity rover and the exploits of Mark Watney, we find both fact and
fiction concerning the red planet captivating.
Why is Mars red? Where did its two tiny moons come from? Was it once more like Earth? Is there or has there ever been life there? And when are going to get there? These are among the many questions we'll delve into for this week’s Night Vision as we discuss
Mars: past, present, and future.
From the early flybys of Voyager and Pioneer spacecraft, to the long-term orbiters and landers of today, we'll look at what we do know and don't know about this compelling fourth planet from the Sun. Join us as we look at this enigmatic and exciting world.
This week’s Night Vision is on Saturday, November 17th, 2018, at 6:45 PM. Tickets are just $2.00 per person for the general public, and free for members of Clark Planetarium. Get your tickets now.