For Immediate Release:
May 01, 2008
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
Mars Phoenix Lander Mission Live Webcast at the Exploratorium
May 28 (1pm) and June 27 (1:30pm), 2008
On Sunday, May 25, NASA's latest Mars explorer touches down on the Red Planet. The Exploratorium will
|An artist's depiction of the|
Mars Phoenix Lander
present a live webcast about this new mission on Wednesday, May 28th, at 1pm, and then offer an update on June 27, 2008, at 1:30pm. Exploratoriun senior scientist Paul Doherty will explain this latest expedition, and show some of the new photographs from Mars, if all goes well. Both webcasts are included in the price of admission to the Exploratorium. Go to http://www.explo.tv. The schedule is as follows:
Mars Phoenix Lander Mission
May 28, 2008, 1pm
Learn more about the new mission to Mars. The Mars Phoenix Lander will land on the Red Planet on Sunday, May 25th, 2008, and if all goes well, begin collecting data. Phoenix is designed to study the history of water and habitability potential in the Martian arctic's ice-rich soil. Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he walks us through the mission and show us the first pictures that the Phoenix Lander sends back.
Update on the Mars Phoenix Lander
June 27, 2008, 1:30pm
It's been a month and the Mars Phoenix Lander has been collecting data and sending it back to Earth. Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty will examine the data and tell us what more the scientists have learned about Mars. We'll also get an update on our old friends, the Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity!
Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.
$25 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions.
About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367