International Year of Astronomy Mars Festival

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The roof of the Houston Museum of Natural Science is turned into a launching pad for the International Year of Astronomy Mars Festival. Visitors to the museum’s Planetarium can construct Eggs-ploration Landers — essentially, pods they hope will protect the eggs when they hit the ground — that staffers will drop off the top of the building. Every egg that survives the fall earns the maker a prize — and a reputation as a genius. (We can’t say the same for practice landers you construct at home, where broken eggs on the kitchen floor might not go over so well.) 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1 Hermann Circle Drive, in Hermann Park. For information, call 713-639-4629 or visit www.hmns.org. Free with $4 to $7 paid Planetarium admission.


Sat., Jan. 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 2009

 
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