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Astronomy Open House focuses on rockets, space flights

April 29, 2010

“Rockets and Space Flight” is the theme for the year’s final Astronomy Open House at Arizona State University, scheduled for 8 to 10 p.m., April 30.

The free event will include telescope viewings; a “walk the solar system” activity; a meteorite display; fun with rocks with the GEOClub; and other family activities such as playing with straw rockets.

There also will be a talk titled “History of space flight.”

Children in elementary and middle school also will have the opportunity to build their own Galileoscope and take it home with them. The Galileoscope is a high-quality telescope similar to the first one Galileo used. Limited spots are available and interested families may sign up at the open house website, Donations will be accepted to help defer the cost of the telescopes.

The open house will take place on the roof of the Bateman Physical Sciences Center H-Wing (5th floor) on ASU’s Tempe campus. Free parking is available after 7 p.m. in the Tyler Street parking garage.

For more information, contact Teresa Ashcraft at (480) 965-0665.