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Earth Strikes Back! NASA’s Planetary Defense Mission: Impact Party

09/26/2022 @ 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm

General Admission

Once-In-A-Lifetime Event

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Be a part of NASA’s first-ever planetary defense test mission! DART, or the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, is NASA’s first mission to demonstrate asteroid deflection by a kinetic impactor. On September 26th, NASA will be smashing a spacecraft into the smaller member of the binary asteroid system Didymos.  NASA has partnered with Lowell Observatory to make this mission a success using the Lowell Discovery Telescope and Lowell’s team of astronomers to monitor for any changes, along with partners all around the world, to see if we can change the orbit of the asteroid!

Don’t miss this amazing event at Lowell Observatory, where we will be watching the impact happen LIVE and celebrating the mission. Included with General Admission.

  • Live Viewing of Impact
  • Science Talks
  • Food Trucks
  • Face-Painting
  • Live Music
  • Henna Art
  • Axe-Throwing


2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
General Admission
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