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Archive for July 2012

Giant rover to make ‘terrifying’ landing on Mars

Jul 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Events

No spacecraft has ever landed like this before and NASA admits it’ll be a wild ride. NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover, a 2,000 pound (900 kilogram) SUV-sized robotic science laboratory, is scheduled to touch down on August 6 at 1:31 a.m. EDT. Mission managers say Curiosity’s trip to Mars has been “outstanding,” but the landing will be the hardest ever attempted. […]

Belmead on James Skywatch, August 25, 7:30 PM:

Jul 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Events

Skywatch at Belmead on the James / Thomas Berry Educational Center.  RAS will deploy astronomers and telescopes for the event and there will be an indoor introductory session prior to the observing session.  This is an easily accessible dark sky location with plenty of parking adjacent to the observing site.  Please contact Jim Browder at […]

Jul 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Blog