Jim Mahon, Planetarium lecturer from Santa Monica College, talks about the NASA Mars Rover expedition to a group of four-year-olds from the Temple Isaiah preschool on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at SMC's John Drescher Planetarium. Mahon explained that it took 7 month for the rovers to reach Mars and that they have been there for almost three years, much longer than the 3 months NASA hoped for. The Planetarium is open to the public every Friday nights with public planetarium shows designed for the whole family. The John Drescher Planetarium is a state-of-the-art, computerized planetarium theater. At its heart is the Evans & Sutherland Digistar II planetarium projector, the first of its kind on the West Coast. Using digital technology, audiences can fly beyond the solar system and soar among the stars. We can transport you across our galaxy to the limits of spacetime or into the heart of the atom.