Above: Image of a Robot located on Mars. Courtesy of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.
In the year 2076 to replace a crew working at Chryse Station – a permanent research base on the Martian surface. In addition to continuing research of the exciting planet, students calculate trajectories for entering and exiting Martian orbit, launch two probes to the Martian moons of Phobos and Deimos, and view stunning video images of some of the more famous geographic features of Mars.
Students will also weigh components needed to build a probe and calculate its mass, record the vital signs of other astronauts on board the space craft, determine the nutritional value of foods available, explore the planetary geology of Mars and its fascinating features, understand theories of existence on the Martian moons, and compare and contrast the location of Earth and Mars.
Grades 5 and up.
Must pre-register by calling (619) 238-1233 x806.
Cost: Members: $15/person, nonmembers: $20/person