Explore Mars in Mesa on Wednesday

Kobie Boykins, a charismatic, young mechanical engineer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will be speaking at Mesa Arts Center (MAC) on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. Part of the National Geographic Live Arizona Speaker Series, the presentation is called “Exploring Mars: The Next Generation.” Boykins has been at the forefront of Mars exploration, working on such […]

Astronomy Events This Month

Astronomy Month may be October, but you wouldn’t know that by the events that open this month. Roving Mars Now Playing www.imax.com/ImaxWeb/filmDetail.do?type=nowPlaying&movieID=code__.__45127 Roving Mars shows you Mars as you’ve never seen it before — up close and personal from the viewpoint of Spirit and Opportunity, the Mars Rovers, which, miraculously, are still working! According to […]

Want to Go to Mars Someday?

If you’ve always wanted to visit the Red Planet, you have Ray Bradbury to thank. Well, sort of. On Saturday, Nov. 12, The Planetary Society will be presenting Bradbury with the Thomas O. Paine Award for the Advancement of Human Exploration of Mars. As the author of The Martian Chronicles, Bradbury has inspired many people […]