Summer Science Saturday at LPL

Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Celebrate the upcoming landing of Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity Rover with a free, fun-filled, family event with activities, displays and lectures!

For children of all ages: Physics Factory, robotics, meteorites, making comets, impact cratering, Newton's cradle, optical illusions, what is a spectrogram, airplanes, rockets, insects, and more.

Displays and information about Mars, the Mars Science Laboratory, and the OSIRIS-REx Mission.

Lectures (in Kuiper 308)

1-1:45 p.m., Professor Alfred McEwen – HiRISE imaging of Mars landing sites, landers, and rovers

2-2:45 p.m., Veronica Bray, LPL associate staff scientist – The dramatic formation of Gale crater: What happens when a meteor hits a planet?

3-3:45 p.m., Assistant Professor Shane Byrne – Wet clay on ancient Mars

Participating organizations:

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
Kuiper Circle Community Outreach Committee
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)
OSIRIS-REx Mission
Physics Factory
Pima Air and Space Museum
Pima Community College, Northwest Campus
Planetary Science Institute (PSI)
Titan Air and Space Museum
Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association (TAAA)
UA College of Science
UA Entomology
UA Linguistics
UA Lunar and Planetary Laboratory

There is free parking at the Cherry Street garage. Due to construction it will be easiest to get to the garage using Enke Drive from Campbell or National Champions Drive from Sixth Street.

Main Campus
Kuiper Space Sciences, 1629 E. University Blvd. 3rd floor atrium
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