Streaming | From One Percy to Another | Mars 2020 Perseverance Launch Celebration
July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST
Percival Lowell established Lowell Observatory 126 years ago to study Mars, a field of research that continues today. In celebration of the launch of the Mars 2020 mission’s Perseverance Rover, Lowell Observatory staff will cover a number of Mars-related topics, including:
The science behind the Mars 2020 mission and the Perseverance Rover, from Lowell Observatory educator Hannah Zigo.
The history of observing Mars at Lowell Observatory, beginning with “Uncle Percy” himself, as told by historian Kevin Schindler.
Ongoing Mars research by Lowell Observatory astronomer Dr. Jennifer Hanley.
Live stream begins at 6pm AZ/PDT (9pm EDT) on July 30*
*Date subject to change if the launch is delayed.