The University of Arizona

Science Downtown - 'Tucson Lands on Mars!'

This event celebrates the impending landing of the Mars Science Laboratory. The rover "Curiosity" will be the largest-ever rover ever to land on Mars, and it will search for past evidence of life and study Martian climate and geology in preparation for future astronauts.

The day includes family-friendly activities and talks from Tucson's leaders in Mars exploration: Peter Smith, Alfred McEwen and Shane Byrne.

August 4, 2012   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

$9 for adults, $5 for children, $7 for students, seniors and military. All Groupons, including expired, will be honored.


Main Campus
Science Downtown, 300 E. Congress St.
United States

Contact Info & Links

Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
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Meghan Cassidy or Rob Zellem
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