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Planetfest 2012 to Rock Mars on Weekend of August 4-5

Jim and a host of other planetary scientists, JPL engineers, space industry experts, and celebrities will be celebrating the Mars Science Laboratory "Curiosity" rover's landing on Mars on the weekend of August 4-5 in the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA. Tickets for the event, which is being organized by The Planetary Society, are available through the Society's web site by following this link. The landing itself will occur at approximately 10:30 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday night, August 5 (1:30 a.m. Eastern time, Monday morning, August 6). Planetfest will be the center of the solar system that weekend--come on out and celebrate!