2017 – Greetings From Earth

An 8-acre message – visible from Space – has appeared on the surface of the pale blue dot know as Earth!

Stardate:  9.9.2017 – Mike’s Maze Opens for the 2017 Season!

Location: Corn Field, 23 South Main Street, Sunderland, Massachusetts, United States of America, Earth, Solar System, Orion Spiral Arm, Milky Way Galaxy, Local Group, Virgo Supercluster, Universe.

Forty-years ago, NASA launched Voyager 1 and 2 on a mission to explore the outer reaches of our solar system and beyond. At Mike’s Maze, we are celebrating the Voyager missions by sending our own message to the stars. An extraterrestrial-view of our corn maze reveals a postcard that reads “Greetings from Earth, the Pale Blue Dot” in corn maze trails.

The Voyager spacecraft are humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft and have achieved numerous scientific accomplishments and discoveries to date.

These emissaries of Earth are now billions and billions of miles from home and are destined to drift in the vastness of interstellar space for billions of years. Just in case the Voyagers are ever intercepted by extraterrestrials, each spacecraft carries a Golden Record of sounds, pictures, and messages from Earth. This cosmic postcard was created by a team led by the beloved astronomer Carl Sagan to portray the diversity of life and culture on our Pale Blue Dot.

Voyagers to Mike’s Maze

Terrestrial and otherwise, visitors to this year’s maze will enjoy galactic games designed to delight all ages. Aspiring astronauts will embark on a mission within the maze to find habitable exoplanets while amateur astronomers attempt to correctly answer cosmic queries about the scientific search for extraterrestrial life.

Visitors can round out their maze-mission with a moon-walk on our jump-pad, an exhilarating plunge through our double black hole slides, a few orbits on our Pedal Carts, and some shots at our Spudnik Blasters. A wide range of stellar snacks are available for purchase at our Cosmic Corn Cafe.

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