Events on the Square
- This event has passed.
Mars Rover Viewing Party
August 5, 2012 @ 11:30 pmFree
NASA’S BIGGEST MARS ROVER LANDING YET IS ABOUT TO HIT FOUNTAIN SQUARE! LIVE FEED OF NASA TV’s COVERAGE WILL BE SHOWN ON THE GIANT TELEVISION SCREEN FROM 11:30 p.m. SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 THROUGH 3 a.m. MONDAY, AUGUST 6.
Geeky Greater Cincinnatians hoping to see the August 5/6 landing of NASA’s huge Mars Rover Curiosity along like-minded space fans can head to Fountain Square on Sunday night (August 5) to catch the Rover’s touchdown on the Red Planet live on the giant television screen.
Bring lawn chairs and blankets and get ready to see what NASA is billing as “Six minutes of terror” as at approximately 1:31 a.m. EST the Rover approaches the final mile of its 354 million-mile journey! You will see the Rover fly beneath a rocket-powered platform that will gently lower it on tethers to the floor of a crater.
This is strictly a BYOC (Bring Your Own Coffee Event.) Guests may bring coolers, but no alcoholic beverages are permitted on Fountain Square.
Rain will not cancel! You may get wet, but bring umbrellas just in case! Questions? Please call Marsie Hall Newbold, Director of Public Relations for the Astronomy Foundation at: (859) 512-6532.