“Mars is on the frontier of planetary and future human exploration for the great red planet. On November 26th, 2018, the Mars Insight Lander will be arriving for the final step of its travel, the entry, descent, and landing on Elysium Planitia, Mars. Come meet Jamie Ellis, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador for Mobile, AL on November 24th at the Exploreum from 2-4pm as she discusses the mission and demonstrates the EDL of the lander through fun hands-on activities.
Included with General Admission. Members Free. Imax Extra.
Jamie has served as a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador since 2016, when she became the first to represent our city in over seven years. She discovered her passion for planetary sciences through field camp in New Mexico and utilizes her passion to show young girls their potential in any STEM field. Since becoming an ambassador, Jamie has cultivated herself to not only being versatile but unique within her field of study. From working an internship in environmental geology to currently being an Americorp member with Mobile Baykeeper’s Bay Patrol team. Jamie continuously builds on her outreach efforts through her Facebook science page The GalacticGeo Gal. This spring, she will graduate from the University of South Alabama with a B.S. in Geology with future plans to pursue a master’s international to further study astrophysics.”