Summer Science Saturday at the University of Arizona (July 28)

On Saturday, July 28, 2012, the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory is hosting a free, public event to celebrate the upcoming landing of Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity Rover.

The event will include interactive activities for children, displays, and lectures for adults.

Children’s Activities: Coloring, Play-Doh planets, Physics Factory, robotics, meteorites, making comets, impact cratering, Newton’s cradle, optical illusions, what is a spectrogram, airplanes, rockets, insects, and more.

Displays: Mars, the Mars Science Laboratory, the OSIRIS-REx Mission

Lectures by scientists and UA professors: 

(1) “HiRISE imaging of Mars landing sites, landers, and rovers”

(2) “Wet clay on ancient Mars”

(3) “The dramatic formation of Gale crater.  What happens when a meteor hits a planet?”

  • LOCATION: University of Arizona, Kuiper Space Sciences building, 1629 E. University Blvd., 3rd floor atrium, Tucson
  • DATE: Saturday, July 28, 2012
  • TIME: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • COST: Free
  • NOTES: Free parking in the Cherry Street garage

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