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Explore volcanoes at ASU Earth & Space Open House

Eruption of Cleveland Volcano, Alaska, as seen from space
September 23, 2014

ASU’s Earth & Space Open House is set to take place from 7 to 10 p.m., Sept. 26, at the School of Earth and Space Exploration's Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4) on ASU’s Tempe campus.

Visitors to the free event can attend a public lecture, gaze at the sky through telescopes (weather permitting), watch science demonstrations and explore the interactive displays in ISTB 4, located at the corner of McAllister and Terrace.

The theme for this open house is volcanoes, and it will feature a public lecture by G. Paul Hudak, the former head docent of the Gallery of Scientific Exploration. The lecture, titled "Volcanoes Around the Solar System," will be held at 8 p.m. in the Marston Exploration Theater.

The lecture will be 30 minutes long, followed by a 15 minute Q-and-A session. Seating is on a first-come basis.

There will be two 3-D planetarium shows in the Marston Exploration Theater at 7:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Weather permitting, telescopes for sky viewing will be set up from 8 to 10 p.m. next to the Skyscape art installation.

To get to the open house, go to the main entrance of ISTB 4, located on the building’s north side.

The monthly open house is partially sponsored by the School of Earth and Space Exploration, GeoClub and AstroDevils: ASU Astronomy Club. Open houses for the rest of the academic year will be held on Oct. 31 (special Halloween edition), Nov. 21, Feb. 20, March 27 and April 24.

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The School of Earth and Space Exploration is an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.