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NASA Science Café: Amazing Asteroids!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

9:00am to 12:30pm for Science Presentations
Optional Meteorite tour and 3D Show from 1:30pm - 3:30pm



Come and Join Us to Learn About NASA's Newest Journeys in the Solar System: Asteroids!

You are invited to join us for an exciting day of NASA scientists presenting their exciting science and mission insights into NASA's Asteroid Missions and how they relate to our understanding of the Solar System.  

Dr. Phil Christensen - ASU Regents Professor and instrument Principal Investigator will be presenting information about the OSIRIS REx mission as it cruises toward the asteroid Bennu to bring home a sample of a unique asteroid. Dr. Christensen will also give the overview of the Lucy Mission to a trojan asteroid - some of the oldest asteroids in the Solar System. Dr. Christensen has instruments on both of these NASA missions.

Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton - Director of ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration and mission Principal Investigator is leading NASA's Psyche mission to a metallic asteroid and will be sharing the excitement of this unique mission.

The Center for Meteorite Studies will have meteorites and their education modules  on display. The Center for Education through Exploration will be showcasing and demonstrating  their online materials and learning experiences.  ASU's GeoClub will also have great minerals and rocks for sale (including meteorites!) at this event!

The day will start at 9:00am with the science presentations in the Ventana Ballroom on the second floor of ASU’s Memorial Union located at ASU's Tempe Main Campus.
We will break for lunch on your own at 12:30pm, and have an option to reconvene at the  amazing Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4) for a tour of the meteorite display and a special presentation in the Marston Theater at 2:30pm entitled, "To the Edge of the Universe and Everything in Between".  This will be a live, 3D narrated journey from earth to the cosmic background radiation. Stops along the way include current, topical space, science and news explorations. This presentation has an admission fee of $5/person.
There is no cost for the science presentations in the morning and only $5.00 for the 3D show in the afternoon! Registration will be limited. We ask that you please register only if you intend to attend this event so we can plan food and give-away materials accordingly.


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