ONLINE: Follow Perseverance to Mars

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Event Time: 
4:00pm - 5:00pm
The trajectory of the Mars 2020 rover Perseverance is shown as a yellow line over the horizon of Mars. The STAR Net, NASA @ My Library, and OpenSpace logos are imposed at the top of the image.
Event Description: 

The Perseverance Rover will launch this summer (July 17 – Aug. 5, 2020) and head to Jezero Crater, where it will land at the foot of a river delta which was clearly a lake at the time microbial life was flourishing on Earth.

The American Museum of Natural History’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart will lead us on an exploration of this exciting landing site as we fly over it together using OpenSpace, NASA-supported software. We will see why Jezero Crater was chosen and the features it has to offer for this latest in NASA’s series of Mars rovers to investigate past conditions which could have supported life.

This live OpenSpace webcast is brought to you by the STAR Library Network’s NASA@My Library program in partnership with the Lunar and Planetary Institute, the American Library Association, and the American Museum of Natural History.

Tune in on the OpenSpace YouTube channel at 4 pm EDT:

Event Type: 
Lecture / Talk
Planetarium Show
Open to the General Public?: 
Human Exploration and Operations,  Mars,  Space Technology
Mars 2020,  Mars InSight,  Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO),  Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity)
Event Location: 

American Museum of Natural History

200 Central Park West
New YorkNew York County, New York 10024
United States