Planetarium

Mars Quest!

August 4, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Southworth Planetarium

Mars Quest

See the trailer!


In the first section, "Homage," we trace Mars through history — from an "incantation" of the various War God forms given by different cultures, to the early observations of Schiaparelli and Lowell, and the infamous "canals" which led to science-fiction stories about Martians. We hear excerpts from H. G. Wells "War Of The Worlds" and Edgar Rice Burroughs's "Barsoom" novels. "Mars In Focus" details the Mars of our time — as seen in the night sky, through binoculars and telescopes, and from our Mars explorations. Mission findings from more than a quarter century of spacecraft missions feature reports on Mars weather, climate, and areology. We compare the climate and terrain of Earth and Mars, and present the current thinking about the areologic history of the planet, and a rationale for future exploration.  Show length:   41 minutes

[Show length refers to the duration of the show, itself.  Each presentation includes the show and then a live night sky and question/answer period]

Contact Information

Edward Gleason
207-780-4249