Monday, March 15, 2010
SPACE DAY 2010
One of the last activities that we participated in at Roper Mountain Science Center (in addition to a great star show on winter constellations) was the presentation of Exploring Mars and the Moon in 3D! The speaker for this presentation was a NASA scientist who is also a teacher at Cornell University. He is the lead camera operator for the Mars Rover Spirit! The boys and I were so excited to hear him! We have been keeping up with the progress of the Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity for a while now and to be able to listen to one of the operators for our favorite rovers was a real delight!! We even went up to talk to the presenter afterwords and asked a few questions about Spirit! I know that I sound like a total nerd for being so excited over this, but after moving to Spartanburg in such a rush and then being able to continue the boys astronomy education in such a fun, informative and exciting way, was just a great blessing to me. And not not mention, the boys loved the 3D aspect of it. We got our own 3D glasses to take home with Spirit and Opportunity's launch dates on the side!