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See meteors, Moon and more at annual open house

January 28, 2010

Valentine’s Day – and love – are in the air, and there’s much to love about Arizona State University’s annual Museums, Galleries & Collections open house, "We ♥ Love ASU Collections," from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 15.

Six museums and collections on ASU’s Tempe campus will offer special tours that day, and many more will be open for browsing.

The schedule includes:

9 a.m. – Center for Meteorite Studies, located in Bateman Physical Sciences Center C wing, room 139. Touch a meteorite, and see ASU’s renowned collection.

10 a.m. – Lunar Reconnaissance Orbital Camera, located in Interdisciplinary A wing, room A120C. Learn about NASA’s latest mission to the moon.

11 a.m. – Mars Space Flight Facility, located in the historic Moeur Building. See the latest pictures from Mars.

12 Noon – ASU’s Symphonic Carillon, located in the lower level of Old Main. See the carillon, and become an Honorary Carillonneur.

1 p.m. – Arizona Historical Foundation/Archives and Special Collections, located on the fourth floor of Hayden Library. Learn about “Dane Coolidge’s Wild Wild West” at the Arizona Historical Foundation, and see the exhibit “Arizona’s Space Frontiers” at Archives and Special Collections.

2 p.m. – Institute for Human Origins, located in the Social Sciences Building, room 103. Come meet the famous Lucy fossil and learn about the study of human origins.

3 p.m. – Archaeological Research Institute, located in Tempe Center, 951 S. Mill Ave., room 165. Learn why archaeologists dig square holes, then see the center’s prehistoric Southwest ceramics collection. Finally, try your hand at mastering an ancient technology.

Flyers and maps will be available at a table in front of the Memorial Union during the day, and also may be viewed at the Museums, Galleries & Collections Web site, Many other museums and galleries will be open on the Tempe campus that day for self-guided tours.

For more information, contact Karrie Porter Brace, (480) 965-4925, or