Summer Science Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mars, Close-up
HiRISE's decade of amazing images

Mars, The Pristine Beauty of the Red Planet, is a beautiful book of HiRISE images published by the UA Press. Books will be available for purchase and can be signed.

July 15, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Kuiper Space Sciences building
1629 E. University Blvd.

The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory’s (LPL) free, annual open house, Summer Science Saturday, will be
held on Saturday, July 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This year we are celebrating HiRISE's decade
of science and stunning images of Mars.

1:00 p.m. Lecture
Alfred McEwen, HiRISE Principal Investigator
HiRISE: The Pristine Beauty of the Red Planet

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been orbiting Mars since 2006. Onboard the spacecraft is the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera, led by Dr. Alfred McEwen from the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. The HiRISE camera can image features as small as a desk, giving unprecedented details of Mars. Over 50,000 large (giga-pixel) images have been taken, revealing the diverse and changing landscapes of Mars. Dr. McEwen will talk about what scientists have learned from these images.

11:00 a.m. Chemistry show presented by Brain S.T.E.M.

All day activities

Mission Exhibits

Art by International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), Tucson Chapter

Children's activities will be available throughout the day, provided by:

Bio5 Institute
Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
LPL Graduate Students
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)
Pima Air and Space Museum
Planetary Science Institute
Texas Instruments
Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association (TAAA)
Tucson L5 Space Society
UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
UA Mirror Lab Tour at Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab
UA Museum of Art
UA Press
UA Teaching Teams Program

Parking is free at the Cherry Avenue Garage.
Please note that Cherry Ave. is closed from Speedway Blvd. to Second Street;
use Campbell Ave. to enter UA mall and enter Cherry Ave. Garage.

HiRISE is a NASA/UA/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory instrument