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Mars, Curiosity rover focus of April Earth and Space Open House

replica of the Mars Curiosity Rover in the ISTB4 building at ASU
April 22, 2014

ASU’s Earth & Space Open House is set to take place from 7-10 p.m., April 25, at the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4) on ASU’s Tempe campus. This is the last open house for the semester.

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

The theme for this open house is Mars and the Curiosity rover, and it will feature a public lecture by Lauren Edgar, School of Earth and Space Exploration postdoctoral fellow. The lecture, titled “Water on Mars: Recent Results from the Curiosity Rover,” will be held at 8 p.m. in the Marston Exploration Theater.

Lectures are 45 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 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Telescopes will be set up from 8-10 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. Earth & Space Open House will return in the fall on Sept. 26.

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