Tennessee Tech’s Millard Oakley STEM Center will host a real-time viewing of the NASA Control Center’s coverage of the Curiosity landing on Mars from 10:30 p.m. Sunday, August 5, to 12:45 a.m. Monday, August 6.
Curiosity should land shortly after midnight Sunday. Unlike previous rovers sent to Mars, Curiosity is a robot-chemist seeking evidence of past habitability on the red planet.
The Oakley STEM Center is one of several sites around the world celebrating and participating in this historic landing. Curiosity at the STEM Center is presented in partnership with the Planetary Society’s Annual Planetfest in Pasadena, Calif.
Admission is free; reservations are required. For more information, visit tntech.edu/stem/events or call (931) 372-6573.