Travelling at more than 50,000km per hour the Mars 2020 is currently hurtling toward the red planet with the most ambitious robotic explorer to date, Perseverance. When it arrives on 18 February 2021, it must survive '7 minutes of terror' as it enters Mars' thin atmosphere before being lowered by a sky crane to the cold apparently desolate surface. It will then begin to search for answers to the greatest question of all...are we alone?
How did the Australian Adrian Brown make his way from Melbourne to NASA as the Deputy Program Scientist for the Mars 2020 mission? What is the connection between the rocks of Mars and those of the Pilbara in Western Australia and how can our rocks help in the search for life on another planet? This mission is the first part of an ambitious plan to eventually bring samples from Mars back to Earth.
This 50-minute presentation will be perfect for those students studying Earth and Space in upper primary. This ZOOM webinar will be hosted by the NSW Department of Education and the Powerhouse Museum, part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.
|Excursion Type||Excursion Type Live Event|
|Provider||Provider The Powerhouse Museum|
|Presenter||Presenter MAAS with Dr Adrian Brown|
|Contact Details||Contact Details firstname.lastname@example.org 61 2 9217 0222|
|Date & Time||Date & Time 10:00|
|Duration||Duration 50 minutes|
|Availability||Availability All Schools (Excludes Home Schools)|
Stage 2,Stage 3
Year 4,Year 5,Year 6
Science and Technology
Computing Applications,Earth and Environmental Science,Information and Digital Technology,Investigating Scientically,Measurement and Data,Science Life Skills
Mars, NASA, Solar System, Perseverance, rover, Adrian Brown, planets, space, biology, exploration, robots, Earth and space
|Requirements for this excursion||
Requirements for this excursion
Connection to this ZOOM webinar requires a connected computer with a webcam and microphone. Schools will need a large screen TV/projector and adequate sound for the children.
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For more information about this excursion content
Name: Bookings team
Phone: (02) 9217 0222
If you have any questions for Dr Adrian please send them in advance to email@example.com with your question as the subject.