Ominous Comets, Spooky Things in Space, and Nefarious Nebulas are all on the program at the next Earth and Space Open House, October 31.
SESE's next Earth & Space Open House is set to take place from 7 to 10 p.m., October 31, at the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4) on ASU’s Tempe campus.
Visitors to the free event can attend a pair of public lectures, take in a planetarium show, 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. (There's also a family-friendly Halloween Costume Contest.)
The theme for this Open House, appropriately, is Strange Things in the Sky. There will be two public lectures and two showings of a planetarium show in the Marston Exploration Theater. All seating is on a first-come basis.
The first public talk, given at 7:30 p.m. in Room 240, is "Spooky Things in the Universe," by Teresa Ashcraft, School of Earth and Space Exploration graduate student.
The second public talk, at 8:15 p.m. in Room 240, is "Ominous Comets," by Vincenzo Cataldo, School of Earth and Space Exploration graduate student.
The planetarium show is titled "Nefarious Nebulas" and is given at 7:15 p.m. and again at 8:45 p.m. in the Marston Exploration Theater.
In addition, there will be a family-friendly Halloween Costume Contest (prize: a small telescope) and an opportunity to get your picture taken on Mars. Sky viewing telescopes will be set up from 8 to 10 p.m. outdoors 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. For more information, visit http://earthspaceopenhouse.weebly.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/666877276760169. The next Open Houses will be on November 21, 2014 and February 20, March 27, and April 24, 2015.
The School of Earth and Space Exploration is an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.