I'm planning a party at my house to coincide with the MSL landing, with a projector screen watching online coverage. Landing should be around 5pm my local time so we'll have the whole evening. I'd like to anticipate what will happen immediately after landing and for the following 7 hours or so.
I did watch the MER landings in 2004 - IIRC the first images came back quite quickly and there was plenty to watch for several hours. Is my memory accurate?
Can anyone tell me what we can expect from NASA TV or other sources for the first few hours after landing?