#ScienceNight Minnesota: Mission to Mars

Space geeks of Minnesota unite! John Grotzinger, the head of NASA’s Mars Curiosity mission, is visiting Saint Paul to share the latest research and a behind-the-scenes look at the Red Planet’s robot rover. He'll be joined by BoingBoing science editor Maggie Koerth-Baker and MPR News host Tom Weber.


  1. #ScienceNight Minnesota: Mission to Mars starts in *exactly* two hours, at 7 p.m. on the stage of the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn.
  2. What you can expect tonight: Science Night host Tom Weber - of MPR’s The Daily Circuit - will be joined by John Grotzinger (chief scientist for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory), Maggie Koerth-Baker (science editor at BoingBoing) and Abigail “Astronaut Abby” Harrison (a high school student who dreams to be the first astronaut on Mars).

    Not excited yet? Just think: The evening will be filled with space suits, music from the Curiosity playlist, questions, answers and fun-filled surprises!

  3. IT BEGINS! Welcome to #ScienceNight Minnesota: Mission to Mars!
  4. First up: Jeff Jones, engagement editor of the Public Insight Network.
  5. Want to make us smarter? Join the Public Insight Network to inform Minnesota Public Radio's reporting work.
  6. MPR News' Tom Weber welcomes NASA's John Grotzinger to the stage. 
  7. Want to watch the rover touch down? Here's the link to the video!