Moon to Mars Gala
Clark Planetarium
Thursday, October 3, 2019
6:00pm - 9:30pm

Celebrate space and science with us at Clark Planetarium's Moon to Mars Gala! Black ties are welcome but not required. Mingle, eat and listen to live music while placing bids on silent auction items. Later in the evening, settle into the Northrop Grumman IMAX Theatre for a live auction, followed by our special guest speaker, Jeffrey Hoffman, PhD. Hoffman made five flights as a space shuttle astronaut and currently teaches aeronautics and astronautics at MIT. His experiences in space and research supporting future missions to Mars is sure to inspire. 

Be sure to also purchase tickets for our opportunity drawing to win a one-week trip to the British Virgin Isles on a private catamaran!  


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Thank you for supporting Clark Planetarium! Funds raised at the Moon to Mars Gala will support our educational programs. The evening schedule is as follows:

- 6pm - 7:30pm: Silent auction, cocktails and dinner

- 7:30pm: Seating begins in the Northrop Grumman IMAX Theatre

- 7:45pm: Live auction, followed by presentation by Jeffrey Hoffman, PhD

- 9:30pm: Auction check out and good-byes

For questions about your tickets, please contact Lindsie Smith at

This is your chance to win the ultimate tropical getaway while supporting Clark Planetarium! 
One lucky winner will win this trip to bask in the sun on a one-week tour of the British Virgin Isles on a private catamaran. You and your guests will enjoy 3 private bedrooms/baths to accommodate up to 6 people. Tickets are $100 each and we are limiting sales to 200 tickets total. 

 You’ll spend your first night at the Scrub Island Resort, where you can take advantage of all the resort’s amenities. The next morning you’ll board the vessel and smoothly glide across the blue waters of the Isles. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the cool breeze as you sail to multiple volcanic islands and to the reef island of Anegada. Known for its secluded beaches and waterside restaurants, Anegada also boasts dark skies, perfect for viewing the stars and milky way. Activities also include snorkeling in the reefs and to sunken wrecks. 

 Chartering this incredible adventure on your own would cost over $10,000. Don’t miss this extremely rare opportunity to relish pure luxury!



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