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Hardin Planetarium at Western Kentucky University



Hardin Planetarium


Curiosity on Mars

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It's time to drill into Mars' past.


Using Hardin Planetarium's new state-of-the-art digital imaging technology, we will take you to the surface of Mars, where Curiosity, the most powerful exploratory rover in either of our two worlds, is currently using its incredible technology to answer one of humanity's oldest questions: Is there, or was there, life on Mars? Combining full-dome videos, the simulation potential of our new digital projector, amazing images shot from Mars itself, and stirring music, we ask this question and many others in this Hardin Planetarium original presentation.


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 Appropriate Audience

Grades 3 - 12


Running Time

45 minutes, with optional Q&A period


Audience Size Limit

40 maximum (for groups wishing to bring a larger audience, click here to see some alternatives)


Academic Subjects Addressed

The Mars Science Laboratory, extraterrestrial geology, Martian topography, and the possibility of life on Mars.


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 Last Modified 1/19/17