NASA scientists will speak at the Royal Cornwall Museum on May 30 as part of a major science and technology event called An Evening of Invention.

Professors Sanjeev Gupta and Claire Newman will reveal secrets from the Perseverance Rover, a key part of NASA's first mission to look for life on Mars. The robot roams through sandstorms daily, collecting samples of rocks and sending images and information back to Earth.

Inspired by the current Marvellous Mechanical Museum exhibition, the free event will celebrate creativity, science and mechanical engineering through a programme of informative, colourful and immersive activities. 

Members of the public are invited to explore the workings behind mechanical inventions, chat to researchers and experts, discover how modern technological advancements can help us build a sustainable future, and join free guided tours through the museum.

Museum engagement manager Lauren Campbell, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for members of our community to meet real people behind the modern technological inventions that shape our lives.”

The family-friendly event runs from 4pm to 6.30pm. Tickets for entry to the museum are free, with a small fee for the talks. Refreshments will be available.

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