Current & Upcoming Events
Mars Perseverance Rover Landing Celebration
Irene W. Pennington Planetarium at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum
To celebrate the Perseverance Rover's landing on Mars on February 18, we will be showing From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet in the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium on February 18 at 10 AM, February 19 at 10 AM, February 20 at 10:30 as part of Stargazing and Family Hour, and February 26 at 10 AM.
From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet is a delightful animated show good for young audiences and also fun and educational for older visitors. It takes place during a time in the future when scientists will travel to Mars to study, as NASA is preparing to do now. The show includes data on historical missions such as other rovers and satellites and includes current theories about geology, climate, and weather told from the point of view of Aiden, a Middle School student who corresponds through video message (also very relevant in our COVID world!) with his older sister who is on a field trip on Mars.
Learn more about the Perseverance Rover's landing from NASA: https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/timeline/landing/