Future Skies: Perseverance Lands
Colour in the Moon, Mars, and Montréal on the day our robot arrives on February 18
On the morning of February 18th, 2021, after 7 months and over 480 million kilometers of travel, NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars. Later that evening, hovering just above the Moon and visible with the naked eye from the Plateau, the red planet waves back to us saying, "Package received!"
I want you to remember this day, and to do that, I want you to colour it.
Free Colouring Sheet
Drawn by somebody who studies rocks on Mars herself, Debarati Das illustrated what the sky will look like from the Plateau–Mont-Royal on February 18th. Here's a look:
Stand at the corner of Ave Duluth and Laval at 6:30 PM on February 18th, and this is how the sky will look (hopefully it will be clear!)
This is a free PDF download! Available in English and in French.
Don't Have a Printer? Pick One Up for Free
If you don't have a printer, you can pick a free copy up at Café Iso on Ave Duluth and Laval. Just say "colouring sheet?" and they'll hand it to you!
Also: buy a coffee there too. They're good people.
Note: they'll be available for pickup on Tuesday, February 9th.
In fact, here's a photo I took of the International Space Station flyover over them on Saturday, January 30th. Café and space habitat both lookin' mighty fine.
Watch the Live Stream Explainer
On Friday, February 12th at 8:00 PM ET, tune in to watch how to see the Moon and Mars, how this illustration was made, and learn how we can predict what the sky will look like
Don't Live In Montreal? No Prob!
The Moon and Mars will be beside each other in the night sky no matter where you live on Earth on the day of February 18th, 2021.
Although this illustration is based in Montréal, you can absolutely download it and colour it in!
Are There More Things to Colour?
In fact, I sell a colouring book called "Future Skies", showing 10 different scenes of what the sky will look like in Montréal. You'll have some things to look forward to through 2021, teach yourself (and kids) about the sky, and you'll support Plateau Astro.