class=”eliadunit”> The Society of German-Speaking Planetariums and the Berlin Planetarium Foundation will accompany the probe of the NASA mission “Mars 2020” on February 18, 2021 upon arrival on Mars with background information and interviews.
She flew through space for months.
The n on Thursday, February 18th, 2021 the time has finally come:
The space probe of NASA’s “Mars 2020” mission will reach the red planet at around 9:50 pm (CET)! Also on board are the rover “Perseverance” (in German: “Perseverance”) and, as a premiere, a mini helicopter called “Ingenuity”.
The Society of German-Speaking Planetariums (GDP) and the Planetarium Berlin Foundation (SPB) are accompanying this spectacular mission including the landing of the rover “Perseverance” on the surface of Mars from 8.30 p.m. (CET) with a live stream on the Planetarium Berlin Foundation’s YouTube channel.Important data and facts about the planet Mars as well as previous Mars missions are presented. With a view to the current NASA mission, animations and visualizations show what the special challenges of a landing on Mars are.
The goals of “Mars 2020” and the instruments on board the space probe are also explained in detail.In conversation with Nicole Schmitz and Frank Preusker from the Institute for Planetary Research at the German Aerospace Institute (DLR), the focus is specifically on the camera technology of the rover “Perseverance” and other technical aspects, the development and data analysis of which the two of them involved.Shortly before the expected landing of the rover, the change to the live stream of NASA takes place in order to follow the landing maneuver live – with live commentary in German – and to be there when the first images are broadcast to earth.
Control: Kristine Linde (SPB), Björn Voss (GDP), Marc hour (GDP)Start: 20.30 (CET)End: probably around 10.30 p.m. (CET)
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The Gesellschaft Deutschsprachiger Planetariums eV (GDP) is an association of planetariums, their employees, and people interested in planetariums, mainly from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but also from other countries, with the aim of promoting cooperation between the planetariums in German-speaking Promote space. It represents the interests of the planetariums and coordinates joint activities.
The company was founded in May 2011 and is recognized as a non-profit organization.
The Planetarium Berlin Foundation (SPB) is a foundation under public law.
The responsible body is the State of Berlin – responsibility: Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family.
The foundation has existed since July 1, 2016 and comprises three locations: the Archenhold observatory in Treptow, the planetarium at the Insulaner with the Wilhelm Foerster observatory in Schöneberg and the Zeiss large planetarium in Prenzlauer Berg.
The buildings of the foundation are modern bridges to the cosmos, are at the forefront of technology and content, and are an essential part of Berlin’s educational and cultural offerings.
The Mars rover “Perseverance” (in German: “Perseverance”) explores the surface of our red neighboring planet (artist’s impression) as part of the NASA mission “Mars 2020”.Bild/NASA/JPL-Caltech
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