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See – and touch – a meteorite at Astronomy Open House

October 19, 2011

What does a meteorite feel like? Adults and kids can learn the answer to that question – and kids can dig for their own tiny meteorite – at the Oct. 21 Astronomy Open House at Arizona State University.

The open house will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. on the roof of the Bateman Physical Sciences Center H-Wing, Tempe campus.

In keeping with the meteorite theme, Melissa Morris, post-doctoral researcher in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, will give a talk titled "Forming Planetary Systems: Combining Astrophysics and Meteoritics" at 8:30 and 9:15 p.m.

Visitors also will be invited to look through telescopes to see Jupiter and its moons, and the GEO Club will have a display of Glow in the Dark rocks.

The free open house is partially supported by ASU NASA Space Grant, GEO Club and the Undergraduate Student Government.

To get to the open house, go to the main entrance to the Bateman H-wing. Free parking is available after 7 p.m. in the Tyler Street Parking Garage. From the parking garage go west along the University Drive sidewalk (toward campus) until you see signs leading you to the entrance. 

For a campus map and parking information, go to