The holiday weekend is the perfect time to get outside and look up! Astronomy club calendars might be clear, but there is a big NASA event coming up at the start of next week that you should add to your calendar now. NASA's InSight lander will touchdown on Mars on Monday, and NASA will livestream the entire event- Cosmic Chicago will be in attendance at NASA's JPL in California to cover the events of the mission.
This is your guide to this week in space!
Astronomy Fundamentals: Observing the Deep Sky, Naperville Municipal Center, Tuesday, November 20th, 7:30-9:00 pm
Join members of Astronomical Association for this free astronomy fundamentals class. Learn how to locate objects in the night sky from experienced observers. Keep up with the club's events here: NAA Calendar
Coming Up Next Week
InSight Landing LIVE Viewing Party, Adler Planetarium, Monday, November 26th, 10 am-4 pm
Watch LIVE as NASA's InSight lander touches down on Mars. InSight was launched six months ago and will study the geology of the red planet. The Adler has hands on activities planned during the programming, and experts on hand to answer all your Mars questions. More information here: Adler Pop Up Program
Pop-Up STEM: Mars InSight Livestream, Oak Lawn Public Library, Monday, November 26th, 1:45-2:45 pm
The Oak Lawn public library invites the public to watch as NASA's Insight lander lands on Mars. More information here: OLPL Calendar
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