Sunday, October 07, 2012

Earth & Space Exploration Day at ASU

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 the new ISTB 4 building [right,  credit ASU].  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 alongside real scientists.
The Mars Education Program and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team will have many interactive activities for kids to explore Mars and the Moon. LROC also has a lunar sample on display that visitors can examine. The ASU Robotics team will have robotic arms available for use. The NASA Space Photography Lab at ASU will be displaying a selection of its more than a million images from solar system exploration taken over the last 40 years, including the latest pictures from the Mars Rovers, the Cassini-Saturn Orbiter, Mars Express, and the various lunar missions by NASA, Japan, and China.

The Center for Meteorite Studies, relocated to ISTB 4, now features interactive displays, touchable specimens, and a video display of the collection’s specimens 
Visitors can also see a replica of Curiosity rover, explore Tempe Butte on a guided field trip, pan for gold, dig for meteorites, 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.

[taken from the ASU SESE announcement]

1 comment:

  1. We are trying to upgrade Columbus Day to Exploration Day - #explorationday #columbusday expand #STEM & #bighistory