Watch Sunday night’s Mars landing with Solar System Ambassador Alice Enevoldsen

(June 2012 photo by Scott Scowcroft)
If you have attended solstice or equinox sunset-watching events at Solstice Park with West Seattle’s volunteer NASA Solar System Ambassador Alice Enevoldsen, you might have noticed the stately cupola of The Kenney (WSB sponsor) to the northwest. That’s the site of her next event, for the Curiosity landing on Mars tomorrow night. Back during the event in the photo above, the summer-solstice-sunset watch back in June, Alice mentioned she was seeking a venue, with Internet access, for an indoor viewing party for the upcoming Mars landing – and The Kenney turned out to be the spot. So you are invited to join her and other space fans, starting around 10 pm, with the landing expected around 10:31 (here’s the info on the Alice’s Astro Info site, and here’s more info on the landing, from NASA’s site). The Kenney’s at 7125 Fauntleroy Way SW.

6 Replies to "Watch Sunday night's Mars landing with Solar System Ambassador Alice Enevoldsen"

  • RG August 4, 2012 (1:44 pm)

    If I’m nervous for Curiosity to land I can’t imagine how those folks at NASA are feeling right now. It’s so exciting yet nerve-wracking!

  • Alice August 4, 2012 (9:54 pm)

    Thanks WSB!

    RG — I agree. I had an actual honest-to-goodness nightmare last night that she crashed. :(


  • Ken August 5, 2012 (5:31 pm)

    I think it’s great that so many people are paying attention to this. So many times the beauty of looking up at the night sky is thought of as the wallpaper. Mars and all of the other components of the universe are really there, it is NOT a video game, and, we are about to drive around on another planet……..again,……….with much better tools.

  • datamuse August 5, 2012 (8:51 pm)

    I’m watching on my laptop at home, there’s a great live discussion with astronomer Phil Plait and some other notables:

  • Kathy August 5, 2012 (9:06 pm)

    My cousin works at JPL and led the team on the Mars Rover instrument panel. He must be on pins and needles!

  • datamuse August 6, 2012 (12:02 am)

    Oh wow, Kathy, he must be so excited and happy right now!

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