Night Vision: Robotic Explorers

Duke Johnson

Robotic explorers sent to the far reaches of our solar system enable us to appreciate the wonders that abound without actually going to these special places. Journeys through space to hazardous places are currently impossible for humans, but radiation hardened emissaries gather data and pictures that greatly aid in our understanding of these places.

Come and experience the latest images and information from New Horizons (Pluto), Cassini (Saturn) and Curiosity (Mars). New information and amazing photos continue to trickle in from Pluto, while Cassini is near the end of its life and has just flown through plumes of ice particles near Enceladus. On Mars, Curiosity has identified a zone of rock where there is a small seep of water just below the surface.

Night Vision: Robotic Explorers is hosted on Thursday evening, November 12th and Saturday evening, November 14th, in the Hansen Dome Theatre at 6:45pm. Tickets available online or at the Clark Planetarium ticket desk. Free for members and $2 for everyone else.

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