WAYNE, NJ - William Paterson University (WPU) will be hosting a "Night on Mars: Curiosity Landing Party" on Sun. Aug. 5 from 6 pm until 2 am.
The free event will be held at Science Hall East 2064. This presentation is suitable for the general public, and kids over 12. WPU will provide free posters and handouts from NASA, as well as pizza.
The Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity, will land on Mars at 1:30 am (Eastern Standard Time)  on August 6th.

WPU is inviting folks to come on out to Wayne to celebrate and learn in style!  The event will be hosted by NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Jason  Kendall and the Department of Physics at William Paterson University. There will be a public talk about the search for life on Mars. There also will be fun hands-on activities, such as building Mars landers, walking through a human orrery, looking through spectroscopes, and possibly stargazing with  the University's telescopes.
As the evening goes on, there also will be a showing of "Roving Mars," the iMax movie about the little Mars rovers that could, and just before the live NASA coverage, we'll watch the 1953 "War of the Worlds".
It's all free and open to the public, at Science Hall East on the campus of William Paterson