U of G Physics Department to Host Mars Rover Landing Livestream

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The University of Guelph’s Department of Physics will host a livestream of the Mars rover landing on Thursday, Feb. 18, featuring faculty member Dr. Ralf Gellert, who was the instrument lead scientist on the Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity Mars rovers.

The livestream will begin at 3 p.m. ET ahead of the 3:30 p.m. scheduled landing of the Perseverance rover. It can be viewed on the Guelph Physics YouTube channel as well as on the Guelph Physics Facebook page.

Physics education production specialist and sessional lecturer Orbax will host the event as Gellert takes part in a live Q&A to answer questions about the mission as well as previous Martian missions, space exploration, space science and U of G’s role in Mars missions.

Because the first images from the rover won’t reach Earth for several hours, a second YouTube livestream will begin at 7 p.m. ET with a recap of the landing and live updates.

Follow the direct YouTube links below: