Thursday, October 23, 2014

Earth and Space Exploration Day at ASU this Saturday

ASU hosting Earth and Space Exploration Day

Saturday, October 25, 2014 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) 

LOCATION: Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), Arizona State University, Tempe

Earth and Space Exploration day is a free annual fall event hosted by the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) on ASU’s Tempe campus inside/outside ISTB 4. The SESE community offers special science-related activities from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for students age five and up, families, educators and anyone interested in exploring Earth and space. One of the biggest attractions is ISTB 4 with its Gallery of Scientific Exploration offering a variety of interactive exhibits and the Marston Exploration Theater, which will be running 3-D astronomy shows. Visitors can also see a replica of Curiosity Mars rover, explore "A" Mountain (Tempe Butte) on a guided field trip, bring rock samples for Dr. Rock to examine, and so much more!

SESE’s research portfolio includes projects on every continent of the world, and extends to the Moon, Mars, Mercury, and beyond. We are taking photos of the lunar surface with special cameras, sampling the Red Planet using robotic rovers, studying earthquakes big and small, investigating mud volcanoes in Indonesia and much, much more! Each year, the SESE community brings to life its research through innovative hands-on activities as part of this special Earth and Space Exploration Day.

Attending Earth & Space Exploration Day 2014 is free (including parking). But you can help us anticipate the number of people that will attend by pre-registering at Pre-registration also allows a speedy check-in for you and your family.

The Marston Exploration Theater will be offering 3-D astronomy shows.
The Center for Meteorite Studies features interactive displays, touchable specimens, and a video display of the collection’s specimens. Staff will be on hand to inspect potential meteorite specimens in person. Only one sample will be identified per person.

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) Science Operations Center, located in Interdisciplinary A, will be open. Visit the Moon rock and enjoy a guided walk through of the Visitors Gallery.

[taken from the ASU SESE site]

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