The schedule includes free kids activities, chats with scientists and an art exhibit at the Homestake Opera House, Manuel Brothers Park and the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center. The We Are Star Stuff art show will be on display at the Lead Deadwood Art Center on Lead's Main Street both days.
A keynote speech will be delivered by Jason Crusan, NASA's Director of Advanced Exploration Systems in the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. Crusan will speak at 6 p.m. Friday, July 8, at the Homestake Opera House on Lead's Main Street. Crusan will discuss travel to Mars and will preview the Mars 2030 Experience, a virtual reality program that focuses on living in the Mars environment.
Crusan will also appear at a talk hosted by South Dakota Public Radio's Science Cafe at noon on Saturday, July 9, at the Lotus Up deli in Lead.
Read more about the Sanford Underground Research Facility on the Black Hills Knowledge Network.