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Bill Nye and Planetary Radio Live Celebrate the Rovers

Please watch the two-hour webcast on the SCPR/KPCC event page or via the embedded player below:

The Rover Party goes on stage!  Planetary Radio Live returns to Southern California Public Radio's Crawford Family Forum to celebrate Opportunity's 10th anniversary on Mars.  Host Mat Kaplan will be joined on stage by Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye the Science Guy for a conversation with:

  • Jim Bell, Mars Exploration Rover Camera Lead and Author of "Postcards From Mars"
  • John Grotzinger, Mars Science Laboratory Project Scientist
  • Rob Manning, Chief Engineer for the Mars Science Laboratory
  • Steve Squyres, Mars Exploration Rover Principal Investigator

We'll talk about the accomplishments of both Opportunity and her sister, Spirit, and the legacy of these two little explorers that have gone far beyond their creators' dreams.

Society Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist Emily Lakdawalla will present stunning images of Mars, and Director of Projects Bruce Betts will join Mat for a live edition of What's Up.  Also returning by popular demand, the great gypsy swing band, Hedgehog Swing! 


Bill Nye and Planetary Radio Live Celebrate the Rovers
January 23, 2014, 7:00 PM Pacific
Southern California Public Radio's Crawford Family Forum



Please direct all inquiries about this event to Mat Kaplan at For phone inquiries, call 626-793-5100.

Join us or watch the live Rover Party webcast with Mars Exploration Rover and Mars Science Laboratory leaders celebrating 10 years of Opportunity exploring the Red Planet.
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