Local poets will join poets from around the world to read their Mars-related poems at the ODU Planetarium. From France, Italy, Congo, Spain, Japan and other countries, these poets will be projected onto a screen among the stars on the planetarium walls with subtitles.
Mars Fest 2022: Second Annual Public Arts Festival at ODU Join the Barry Art Museum on a voyage to Mars! This fall, the second annual Public Arts Festival at ODU is proud to present Mars: a large-scale sculpture by UK-based artist Luke Jerram. Building on last year’s journey to the Moon, Jerram’s red planet shimmers […]
This program will provide an insight into Satellite and Space activities at Old Dominion University's Space Systems Lab. As part of the exhibit, a classroom satellite kit will be showcased. An insight into the anatomy of a satellite will be provided.
Interest in robots? How about in space? Featuring bio-inspired robotic crawlers that borrow inspiration from quadrupedal animals like frogs, lizards, elephants, and cats, the applications for these crawling robots include emergency response at disaster sites and search & rescue in uneven terrain environments. Their suitability for exploration in Martian environments will be highlighted.
DesignHer is an exhibition of contemporary graphic design focusing on women practitioners. Highlighting how women have been at the forefront of defining and challenging the conceptions of design, the exhibition presents a sampling of the various purposes design is put to in our culture and the motivations that prompted its use. Participants range from younger […]
This exhibition features selections from hundreds of self-taught artworks in the permanent collection of the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries. With many works made from found and repurposed materials, and with their visual commentary on communities and the hellish costs of social ills, they support the theme of sustainability—social, environmental, and economic—during ODU’s themed […]
Come enjoy otherworldly projections of Mars' surface - and other entertaining visions - all along the festival grounds orchestrated by the ODU’s very own artistic team Lee Smith and Katherine Hammond. Their installation features a collaboration between Warehouse of Theatre with ODU Theatre and Film students.
COVA Brewing is creating the featured beverage of Mars Fest. Purchase a frosty tallboy of Red Planet Red Lager at the "Black Hole" & "Big Bang" Bars by Aramark on the festival grounds. COVA Brewing will also be popped-up on steAm street. Stop by for merch, coffee & more.
ODU's very own Geography Program discuss the geographical techniques utilized for the understanding of Earth, while calling into question how political and environmental interactions influence space exploration.
Lift off to the 2nd floor of the Barry Museum to explore the depths of space through films by ODU filmmakers. Experience this special collection on display all three days of Mars Fest. Discover what this program has to offer for prospective students. With emphasis in filmmaking, film studies, and cinema and TV production, ODU promises a […]
Discover how ancient mariners used the stars, sun, and moon to navigate across the seas! Find out how these tools of the trade are still in use today by gaining first-hand experience in celestial navigation.
Paper Aliens is a vibrant, genre-bending quintet from Norfolk, Virginia. The group’s musical discoveries take flight into a refreshing blend of soul-driven psychedelic funk and rock to unveil a unique sound all their own.