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The Earth and the universe beyond belong to all of us — not just to scientists and researchers. At ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, we are committed to sharing our growing understanding of Earth and space with the community.
We’re here to engage with and help train the next generation of explorers and citizen scientists, and to impart our knowledge to anyone who’s interested in these exciting subjects. Every day at SESE, our scientists are learning something new, and we look forward to sharing what we learn with you.
SESE has over 30,000 visitors annually to its campus facilities.
Earth and Space Exploration Day, an annual open house featuring 3D Theater shows and dozens of hand-on exhibits, and has over 1,200 attendees annually.
SESE has 36 ASU NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Fellows
More than 30,000 people visit us each year. In addition to field trip opportunities, we welcome families and individuals of all ages to tour our building (Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV), to check out our planetarium shows and free lectures, and to visit the Meteorite Gallery, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Science Operations Center and the Mars Space Flight Facility.
The Marston Theater is located on the ASU Tempe campus in the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV. Using Definiti SkySkan Planetarium technology, the theater hosts 3-D astronomy shows every Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon. The one-hour presentations explore various topics related to Earth and space exploration.