Come Celebrate the Curiosity Landing in Pasadena

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Pasadena, CA, July 19, 2012 (BlackStarr PR) — On August 4th, The Planetary Society, with CEO Bill Nye the Science Guy and BlackStarr will host a public evening event in celebration of the historic landing of the Curiosity on the surface of Mars. Our Martian Party kicks off after the first day of The Planetary Society’s Planetfest and spans two floors for an out-of-this world experience! As you mingle with your friends and make new ones along the way, keep your eyes peeled back for space industry persons of interest from Virgin Galactic, SpaceX, and NASA. During the course of the evening, catch sightings and conversations from the most interesting Space Entrepreneurs, Sci-fi Authors, Screen Stars, and Personalities.

Enjoy space themed cocktails, tasty Martian treats, and customized t-shirts printed while you wait. On the upper level of the Promenade, peruse interactive galactic art by Andrea Lofthouse, NASA JPL’s Dan Goods, and other notable space artists, while interacting with the CEO of The Planetary Society, Bill Nye the Science Guy, during an impromptu breakout talk. Play video games provided by GameDesk or learn how to hula properly with our LED Hula Artists!

As the Sun dips below the horizon relative to us, grab some glowy lights and LED adornment. Prepare to get dazzled with spaced out music spun by Ancient Lasers and our Surprise Guest DJ. Release some kinetic energy in the form of dance with the undulating cosmic lights of the Jellypuss. Witness live art in the making, interstellar wall projections, and partake in a game or two with the Wise Guys or on the AstroBike! Our favorite Intergalactic Girls will be passing out Space Swag from the likes of SpaceX and NASA, as well as some delicious Astronaut ice cream and Space Food Sticks from Funky Foods. Don’t forget to show off your Martian themed apparel by taking pictures at one of our two sassy souvenir photo booths or with one of our amazing Tesla Coils from Syd Klinge.

Celebrate Curiosity Sponsors include: I Dream of Space, SpaceX, and MindShare LA. More to come!

This is a all ages event, but registration is mandatory for anyone over 14 years and tickets are limited! Parents should be aware of the consumption of alcohol on site and the generally boisterous nature of the festivities, particularly after 8pm.

Tickets for Celebrate Curiosity start at $15 and go up to $300 for a reserved table.

BlackStarr has more in store for party attendees, please check the ticketing page frequently for the most updated party happenings!

When: Saturday, August 4th, 5pm PDT to 1am August 5th
Where: Paseo Colorado, Garfield Promenade, 280 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA, 91101