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

summer science tucson 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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