Center for Meteorite Studies

Join the Center for Meteorite Studies and School of Earth and Space Exploration for the ASU Earth & Space Open House from 6:15 PM to 9:30 PM on the ASU Tempe Campus!

This month's theme is "The Active Earth", featuring a New Discoveries Lecture on "Exploring Earth's Highest Mountains and Deepest Valleys" presented by Professor Kelin Whipple and Professor Arjun Heimsath, of ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration.

About the speakers:
Drs. Kelin Whipple and Arjun Heimsath are professors in the School of Earth and Space Exploration. Their research focuses on geomorphology — the study of landforms and their evolution. In particular, they are interested in how the earth surface responds to and records human activity, climate change, and tectonics. This understanding is essential to understanding and mitigating natural hazards and minimizing detrimental impacts of human activity.
 
Description:
The Earth remains the most fascinating and complex planetary system ever discovered. Exploration of Earth is vital as there is much we still do not understand about the interactions among climate, life, tectonics, and the evolving surface of our planet that so critically shape our environment. In this lecture, the speakers will share their experiences of exploration and discovery in some of the most amazing landscapes on Earth, including Arizona’s Grand Canyon, the Himalaya, and the Atacama Desert. Emphasis will be on how scientists approach extracting the secrets of a mysterious past, and the great adventures involved in this pursuit of knowledge.
 
Open House:
  • Visit the Meteorite Gallery on the second floor of ISTB4, and touch real meteorites!
  • From 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, telescopes next to the James Turrell Skyscape art installation, a short distance from the building. will be pointed at celestial objects of interest.
  • Enjoy hands-on activities and take in a planetarium show in the Marston Theatre! 

For more information and a complete schedule of events for ASU Earth & Space Open House, voted best place to catch a meteor shower by the Phoenix New Times, click here!

DSC_0918Open House is in ISTB4, with telescopes located next to the James Turrell Skyscape art installation, a short distance from the building.

Open House is a rain or shine event!  While the weather may not always look promising for telescopes, there’s a fantastic array of interactive exhibits and displays inside ISTB4, as well as the 3D Astronomy Show!

 

The Center does not offer identification services for potential meteorites at Earth & Space Open House.


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