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