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Mars Up Close

August 5, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

As time passes and the human grasp on technology, travel and universal curiosity expands, an age-old interest continues to develop— the exploration of our planetary neighbor, Mars. On Tuesday, August 5th, National Geographic Live in Washington DC will be hosting a free exhibit entitled, Mars Up Close.

National Geographic’s recent book of the same name will be celebrated at this event. Findings from the book and Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory, will be expressed and explored at the exhibition. Ideas being discussed will include the most recent discoveries from Mars and other findings from Mars rovers. A panel of revered space scientists and experts will run the conversation on the Red Planet.

Dr. Jim Green will be introducing the exhibition. The director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division and Head of the Mars Program, Green’s attendance is both invaluable and exciting. Moderating the discourse will be space news writer, Marc Kaufman. Kaufman has written extensively for National Geographic and the Washington Post. Most importantly, Kaufman also wrote the book Mars Up Close, which is the inspiration for this mind-blowing event.

The Mars Up Close exhibition will also feature a variety of interactive and sensually stimulating activities. Attendees will have opportunities to observe video and images that are unparalleled in the history of Mars exploration. There will also be a full-scale model of the aforementioned Curiosity Rover, so everybody can get an idea of what this groundbreaking machine looks like in real life.

If you’re in or around Washington DC early this August, take your vacation to another planet at Mars Up Close! This one day exhibition will be the perfect time to absorb the most fascinating findings on Mars from the greatest experts on the subject. Perfect for curious minds and families, this promises to be an unbelievably enjoyable look into our latest progress in tackling the final frontier.


August 5, 2014
7:30 pm