Toronto's Live Curiosity Landing PartySunday, August 5, 2012 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM | Hotel Ocho
Kids' Program 6:00pm - 8:00pm
At 1:30am Eastern, August 6th, Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity Rover will land on Mars (on the long weekend, no less). And if the $2.5 billion mission doesn't end in a spectacular crash, the landing will look something like this. Curiosity is one of the most complex pieces of robotic awesomeness we've ever sent beyond the Moon. It's on an extraordinary mission, employing Canadian technology, and its landing is a great reason to celebrate. And so we shall.
Before the main event starts at 8pm, we're having an awesome kids program from 6pm, complete with Curiosity egg-drops, arts and crafts, a real robotic rover built by the York University Rover Team, and other fun activities. Tickets for the kids event are five bucks, and dinner will be available for order at the hotel's restaurant. Please note, parental supervision is required.
This will be a PlanetFest live-stream event, featuring:
- Live play-by-play video and narration of the spacecraft's descent and landing, plus a peek at the first images returned from the mission
- Live commentary, interviews and social media chat opportunities from leaders in space exploration, including Bill Nye The Science Guy, see schedule below for more.
- Edible and alcoholic deliciousness for purchase from Hotel Ocho's menu and bar — and unmitigated, unapologetic overdoing of our Mars theme.
- Interactive XBox Live + Kinect Curiosity Landing Simulator.
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