MAVEN in Mars orbit
MAVEN in Mars orbit

The National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT) is pleased to announce that NASA MAVEN Educator Ambassador Angela Groves is our guest speaker for the Sunday, March 13, 2016 NSS-NT monthly meeting.

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) robotic mission is the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere.  The goal of MAVEN is to determine the role that loss of atmospheric gas to space played in changing the Martian climate through time. Where did the atmosphere—and the water—go?

NSS-NT meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month (except December) beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the large banquet room at Spring Creek BBQ-Irving, 3514 W. Airport Frwy, Irving, TX  75062 (eastbound Hwy. 183 service road, across Hwy. 183 from the Irving Mall, just before Belt Line Rd).  Visitors are encouraged to attend.

Recent and upcoming local events to be discussed where NSS-NT will be hosted.  Those events include the Smithsonian Museum Day Live event at UTA Planetarium on Saturday, March 19.  Also, the PUBlic Knowledge Yuri’s Night event organized by the Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History, and held at the Live Oak Music Hall and Lounge on Tuesday night, April 5.  See the designated posts on this website for details.

From the DFW Metroplex, Throughout the Solar System, Then to the Stars!