UA Invites Kids to Summer Science Saturday in July

Attention all space kids! The Lunar Planetary Laboratory will hold a free Summer Science Saturday on July 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Kuiper Space Sciences building, 1629 E. University Blvd.

I had the chance to speak to Maria Schuchardt from the Space Imagery Center at the UofA about the event. I asked Schuchardt what HiRISE is—she says HiRISE is like a camera that goes around Mars and takes pictures that are high resolution to see small details on the planet. HiRISE stands for High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment and is a NASA/UA/Lunar and Planetary instrument.

At the event, there will be a lecture by Alfred McEwen, Principal Investigator of HiRISE, at 1 p.m. All day there will be Mission Exhibits like OSIRIS-REx, Bio5 Institute, and much, much more including activities for kids and a fun chemistry show at 11 a.m. The parking will be free at Cherry Street garage. It will be out of this world! Visit for more details.

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