Challenger Learning Center of Northern Nevada presents a phenomenal opportunity this Saturday (July 11) for students and parents to meet with a planetary scientist who works with NASA equipment at Mars. It all takes place at the National Automobile Museum, beginning at 9:30am.
The day will also feature a screening of a new planetarium, "Great Planet Adventures," from the Houston Museum of Natural Science; and, flying a group of community-member astronauts on the first public mission simulation to Pluto in the Advanced Spaceflight Laboratory, one of only two in the country.
It gets better! Science Saturday participants can strap on an Oculus Rift headset and experience what it would look like to see Mars in person through the magic of virtual reality.
Advanced registrations are being accepted on the Challenger's website: www.nevadachallenger.org. Although space is limited, early registration is not required, but recommended.
All the fun takes place at the National Automobile Museum, located at 10 S. Lake St. in downtown Reno.