Summer Science Saturday, July 14, 2018
Touching the Sun
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:
LPL Graduate Students
Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
Pima Air and Space Museum
Planetary Science Institute
Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association (TAAA)
UA Mirror Lab Tour at Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab