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Asteroid Day

June 30, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| Free
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Asteroid Day is an international movement by scientists and citizens to learn about and protect Earth from asteroids.

From 5 to 7 p.m., educators will lead several family-friendly activities demonstrating the nature and behavior of these rocky inhabitants of the solar system. Starting at 7 p.m., former astronaut Charlie Walker and several other scientists will each present a 20-minute program dealing with various scientific aspects of asteroids. Following these presentations, the speakers will participate in a panel discussion and answer questions from the audience.

Featured Speakers:
Nick Moskovitz, Lowell Observatory
Eric Christensen, Catalina Sky Survey/University of Arizona
Carl Hergenrother, OSIRIS-REx/University of Arizona
Charlie Walker, Former Astronaut

Cost: Admission to the science talks and panel discussion are free, while regular admission prices ($12 per adult; $6 for youth ages 5-17; $11 for seniors, college students, and AAA members) apply for all other programming.

Details

Date:
June 30, 2015
Time:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Jelena Lane
Phone:
(928) 233-3280
Email:
jlane@lowell.edu
Website:
http://lowell.edu/outreach/special-events/

Venue

Lowell Observatory
1400 W Mars Hill Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Phone:
(928) 774-3358
Website:
http://http://www.lowell.edu