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How to Get Out of this World on National Red Planet Day

It’s National Red Planet Day! The first time we saw Mars, was on this day in 1964, when NASA’s Mariner 4 transmitted images of the fourth planet from the sun, back to the third.

In addition to our proximity to the Space Coast, Orlando has a few really out of this world opportunities to discover more about  Mars:

Besides being National Red Planet Day, it is also Cyber Monday, and the Orlando Science Center is offering 15% off memberships today only.

If you take advantage of this opportunity, you can head directly to the Science Station Space Base on Level Four of OSC to explore Mars in Virtual Reality . Or visit Florida’s largest publicly accessible refractor telescope, at the Crosby Observatory. Check schedules to view other galaxies, moons, nebulas.

And if you have a free weekend to make it to Cape Canaveral, or Sanford, Eastern Florida State College and Seminole State College are homes to planetary experiences. From public telescopes, to meetings of amateur astronomical societies, all ages are welcome!