Science on Site: Mars InSight Mission Roadshow

At the Museum

May 19, 2018 / 11:00 AM–2:00 PM

NASA's InSight mission will be the first interplanetary launch from the West Coast, set for May 5 from Vandenberg Airforce Base. In preparation for its May launch, the Mars InSight Roadshow is bringing family-friendly science activities to communities throughout California, making comparisons between earthquakes and the marsquakes that InSight will try to detect. Stop by the Space Lab for the following activities:

• "Make Your Own Marsquake" demo, in which members of the public jump and see seismometer readings on a screen

• Chat with NASA scientists and engineers

• Take space selfies

• View models of the InSight spacecraft

• Explore Mars globe "cutaways" showing the interior of Mars

• Experience what it’s like on Mars with NASA virtual reality headsets 

FREE with paid Museum admission. 

Information: Call Stefanie Coleman at 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or

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