How to Watch the InSight Landing on Mars
InSight's landing will stream on NASA TV, the agency's website, and social media channels. Beginning at 2pm EST on November 26, there will be landing commentary on the NASA TV Public channel. That runs until 3:30pm. Just under the video, you can click the "Media" tab to instead watch "an uninterrupted clean feed of cameras" positioned inside the JPL mission control.
The touchdown is expected to happen at 3pm, one hour into the stream. Additionally, if you're having a good time and want to know more, there will be a post-landing news conference at 5pm on that same channel.
Since seeing InSight land is a pretty incredible moment, there will be many public viewing parties around the world. Here are a few of the places hosting parties. Any location marked with an asterisk (*) will have NASA representatives present.
Chantilly, Virginia: Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum*
Chicago: Adler Planetarium
Denver: Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Houston: Space Center Houston*
Huntsville, Alabama: U.S. Space and Rocket Center*
Los Angeles: California Science Center*, Felipe de Neve Branch Library, Junipero Serra Branch Library, The Los Angeles Central Library, Valley Plaza Branch Library, Vernon Branch Library
Milwaukee: UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium
New York City: Times Square*; American Museum of Natural History; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Portland, Oregon: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Salt Lake City: The Leonardo, University of Utah
Seattle: The Museum of Flight, Pacific Science Center
Washington, DC: NASA Headquarters
Be sure to take some time, even if you're at work and can swing it, to watch the stream. It's an incredible thing to have the opportunity to watch. InSight is going to land on Mars! Holy shit!