Summer Science Saturday, July 15, 2017
HiRISE's decade of amazing images
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
Children's activities will be available throughout the day, provided by:
Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
LPL Graduate Students
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO)
Pima Air and Space Museum
Planetary Science Institute
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 Teaching Teams Program
HiRISE is a NASA/UA/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory instrument