Planetarium Explores Mars

October 1st, 2001 by Adam

Sally Jean Jensen, NASA Solar System Ambassador and a former teacher at Holderness Central School, will present “Mars Exploration” at Plymouth State College‚Äôs Sylvestre Planetarium at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 9.

Jensen will discuss the past, present and future explorations specifically involving the fourth planet of our solar system. Dr. Dennis Machnik, planetarium director says, “In spite of intense scrutiny over the last century, the mysteries of the Red Planet continue. But as the spacecraft Odyssey arrives at Mars this month, NASA hopes to shed new light on the only planet we can reasonably consider for colonization.

The presentation will be followed by a sky show and discussion of features of the October night sky. A $1 donation is requested. All proceeds are used to maintain and upgrade the planetarium.

For information about planetarium shows and visits, please contact Dennis Machnik at (603)535-2748. If special arrangements are needed for persons with disabilities, please call in advance.