August 25, 2021, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM @ Framingham State University Planetarium
Framingham State University Planetarium
Ever wonder what it would be like to fly to Mars? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they’re building the technology to get us there! Destination Mars: The New Frontier gives you an up-close look at humanity’s most epic endeavor. Explore the work being done around the globe to help make the dream of getting humans to Mars a reality. Fly through the International Space Station, where astronauts are already living and working in space, and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day, all the way to Mars! Travel along as we imagine this remarkable journey.
August 25, 2021, 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM @ Framingham State University Planetarium
Water: our most precious resource. Without it, life could not exist on our planet. Is the reverse also true? If we search for water, will we also find life? Join us as we explore our solar system and discover what makes our world stand out among the Sun’s family of planets.
August 25, 2021, 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM @ Framingham State University Planetarium
Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to a billion planets roughly the size of our own. Birth of Planet Earth employs advanced, data-driven, cinematic-quality visualizations to explore some of the greatest questions in science today: How did Earth become a living planet in the wake of our solar system’s violent birth? What does its history tell us about our chances of finding other worlds that are truly Earth-like?