Summer Science Saturday, July 14, 2018
Featuring the Parker Solar Probe
July 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Kuiper Space Sciences building
1629 E. University Blvd.
11:00 a.m. Lecture
Parker Solar Probe: A Mission to Touch the Sun, Professor Joe Giacalone, Co-Investigator for the Integrated Science Investigation of the Sun (IS☉IS) instrument on Parker Solar Probe. The Parker Solar Probe will swoop to within 4 million miles of the sun's surface, facing heat and radiation like no spacecraft before it. Launching in 2018, Parker Solar Probe will provide new data on solar activity and make critical contributions to our ability to forecast major space-weather events that impact life on Earth.
All day activities
Children's activities will be available throughout the day, provided by:
Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center
Boy Scouts of America
Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
Kitt Peak Visitor Center
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Graduate Students
Planetary Science Institute
The Arizona Native Plant Society, Tucson Chapter
Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association (TAAA)
Tucson L5 Space Society
UA College of Science Ambassador Program
UA Insect Collection
UA Mirror Lab Tour at Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab
UA Skin Cancer Institute