Perseverance to Reach MarsVisit Website
The Hardin Planetarium has reopened at limited capacity, offering free shows at 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 2pm on Sunday.
NASA's Perseverance Rover will reach Mars on 18 February 2021, to begin its search for signs of ancient microbial life, and characterizing environmental conditions that could affect future astronauts living and working on Mars. Perseverance will be only the fifth rover to attempt landing on Mars – when less than 50% of the missions ever sent to Mars by any space agency have been successful.
Reservations are not required, but seating is limited to 40. Masks must be worn at all times. For more information, visit the planetarium's website, listed above.