By Elise Ricard
Curiosity on Mars is the latest, non-full dome presentation by Morrison Planetarium. Explore Mars alongside NASA's Curiosity rover, in this live 15-minute show to learn why the red planet still facinates us and whether the right conditions for life could have existed there far in the past. We have included some links below to help you find additional information related to topics covered in the program.
Curiosity on Mars runs weekends and holidays every 45 minutes staring at 10:40 and weekdays at 12:40 October 24th, 2014- January 15th, 2015
No passes necessary, all ages welcome.
Want more information on the Mars Curiosity mission? Follow these links...
MSL/NASA page http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html
Jet Propulsion Laboratory page www.jpl.nasa.gov/msl
Latest headlines on Science Today: http://www.calacademy.org/sciencetoday/?s=curiosity+mars
Martian diaries http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/blogs/
JPL Blog http://blogs.jpl.nasa.gov/
Apps and Downloads:
Spacecraft 3D iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spacecraft-3d/id541089908?mt=8
Mars Images iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mars-images/id492852224?mt=8
NASA Be a Martian iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nasa-be-a-martian/id543704769?mt=8
Mars Map Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.atlogis.marsmap&hl=en
Mars Globe iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mars-globe/id324185998?mt=8
Curiosity: The Mars Mission (game) Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.reflectivelayer.curiosity&hl=en
WorldWide Telescope Mars PC: http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/ExperienceIt/ExperienceIt.aspx?Page=DownloadWWT
For more NASA apps see: http://www.nasa.gov/connect/apps.html
Curiosity’s “Wake Up” songs https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/mars-curiosity-mix/id569312397
Additional links from Astronomy Day 2014:
Curiosity panoramas from Martian surface
Astronomical Society of the Pacific's Mars Opposition Dance activity