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Diving into downtown at Night of the Open Door

See the wonder of ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus.
Night of the Open Door provides entry to ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus.
February 14, 2016

Night of the Open Door — five free events over the course of February — opens ASU's world to the public and shows off what each campus has to offer. On Friday, the Downtown Phoenix campus had its turn, welcoming visitors to step behind a news anchor desk, handle real body parts, learn about infant health, explore ASU's saltwater-aquarium lab and more.

Here's a glimpse of the fun in photo and video.

Check out the West campus' Night of the Open Door on Feb. 7 here — including a forensics crime scene, Rubik's Cube masters, and a dean who isn't afraid to flex some muscle.

If you missed the fun, don't worry: There are three more free Night of the Open Door events this month:

  • Polytechnic campus: 5-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19
  • Thunderbird campus: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20
  • Tempe campus: 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27

Read more about what's in store at each campus here and here.

Check ASU Now after each event for photo galleries and video, and follow along as our crew shows all the fun on Snapchat (search for username: ASUNow).

Asteroids, meteorites and dangers to life on Earth to be focus of upcoming New Discoveries Lecture at ASU

February 15, 2016

Through its history, the Earth has been bombarded by extraterrestrial material ranging from dust-sized particles to objects large enough to destroy cities and cause mass extinctions. And we are still under attack.  

Laurence Garvie, Research Professor and Curator for ASU's Center for Meteorite Studies at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU, will provide an update on this extraterrestrial material in his talk, “Asteroids, meteorites, and dangers to life on Earth” at 7:30 pm Feb. 18, in the ISTB4 building on the Tempe Campus. Laurence Garvie, Curator for the Center for Meteorite Studies Download Full Image

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will discuss the history of meteorites, how often they impact on Earth and the local and global threat of asteroids. 

The SESE New Discoveries Lecture Series brings exciting scientific work to the general public in a series of informative evening lectures, each given by a member of the SESE faculty once a month throughout the spring.

Additional lectures in this series will be presented on March 17, by Hilairy Hartnett, associate professor and biochemist; and on April 28 by Ariel Anbar, President’s Professor and astrobiologist.

Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Marston Exploration Theater, located on the first floor of ASU's Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4) (map) on the Tempe Campus, RSVP to reserve a seat. Parking is available at the Rural Road parking structure just east of ISTB 4.

Karin Valentine

Media Relations & Marketing manager, School of Earth and Space Exploration