With the appearance of this newsletter we've arrived at the end of 2020. While it has been difficult to organize any social events, the Mars Society Netherlands has been quite busy this year. Before the arrival of the pandemic, we started this year with two interesting meetings in which we discussed the ethics of going to Mars, in the Copernicus observatory in Overveen and at the MInistry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement in the Hague. After those, the focus of our activities had to shift from face-to-face meetings to things we could do together without seeing each other in real life. We organized a story writing contest, the results of which can be read on our website, And shortly we published a couple of quizzes in which you can test your knowledge at home.
In the last couple of months the crew of the Mars Socciety Netherlands has expanded a little. We were joined by some great people who have contributed and hopefully will contribute many fresh ideas. If you would like to join us in spreading our message, you're still very welcome. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activities: Mars quiz
As mentioned above, we have published a couple of quizzes about Mars knowledge on Kahoot! You can now test your or your kids' knowledge about the red planet. A quiz tailored to children aged around 12 to 16 years old can be found here (in English) and here (in Dutch). We also made a quiz with some more advanced questions. That quiz (only in English) can be found here.
Recommended: Mars Horizon
Recently games developer Irregular Corporation launched their game Mars Horizon. They made this game with the input and support of the European Space Agency en the UK Space Agency. In this strategy game the player will act as a major space agency, competing with other space agencies, in undertaking the journey to Mars. Build your own launch base, develop Mars technologies and send your rockets to Mars!
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