An Australian on Mars
This is a recording of a live webinar that was filmed and recorded live at the Powerhouse Museum on 11 March, 2021. A link to the webinar recording will be sent after you book your place.
7:56am AEDT 19 Feb. The ROVER PERSEVERANCE HAS LANDED! IMAGES ALREADY RETURNING.
After 6 months and a journey of 480million km, Mars2020 and its rover Perseverance, helicopter explorer Ingenuity, landed, enduring the ‘7 minutes of terror’ and are already sending back images. What will they find and what is next for these robotic explorers and the Earth based team of scientists, engineers and space pioneers including the Deputy Program Scientist, Dr Adrian Brown from Western Australia?
This is the 16th mission to our neighbouring planet, so we must ask why? What is it about the red planet that draws us like moths to a flame. What would we do if NASA finds evidence of life in the past and what does the future of robotic exploration hold for young STEM learners in Australia? Will interest in Mars fade after the recent discovery of the ‘life suggesting’ chemical phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus? Suitable for school and home-school learners from upper primary through to Year 12.
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