Monday, July 16, 2012

Space Party ... Planet!

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*GROAN* ... but yeah, so may people have started to PLANET, my new map is growing daily.

Since I put the map online last week and tweeted the Google Link, folks have been sending more and more information -- and the number of Mars Parties have more than doubled!

Mars Curiosity MSL Landing Events
The count is now 56 events across the United States, 3 in Canada, 1 in the United Kingdom and 1 in Australia! I am sure there are more, so please keep those tweets and emails coming... it's not a stretch to think there are closer to 100 once we cover science organizations in every state.

Pink markers show official events by space agencies (NASA and CSA), green markers indicate the PLANETFEST 2012 linked events by the Planetary Society, and yellow markers indicate independent events held by planetariums, museums, universities, public libraries and even a couple of restaurants!

Between August 3rd and August 6th, find the Mars Curiosity Rover Landing Party near you!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can add 2 markers for Houston.

1. Space Center Houston is opening its doors at 9PM August 5th for activities centered around Mars, rovers, life in deep space, special guest speakers, a live feed for the 7 minutes of nail biting terror, and ending the morning with pancakes.

2. I have organized a facebook page to gather EVERYONE for a tweetup/social at SCH with other events pre and post date. Would love to have you join us, esp. dinner at Frenchies pre-SCH. https://www.facebook.com/groups/333290683422918/

Yojimbo said...

On August 2 from 6 p.m. till 10 p.m. the Exploratorium in San Francisco will be having a Mars party as part of its monthly after Dark program. http://www.exploratorium.edu/afterdark/

Anonymous said...

Lots happening in Houston between the JSC Social event of Aug 3rd and the SCH Landing beginning August 5th. Our Rogue group has patches, pins, decals, an endless BBQ, visits planned to historic places, and did you know that there is a red Mars rock in front of Houston's city hall?