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Mobile Earth and Space Observatory (MESO) Visit Scheduled for Jan 17, 19, 21

The MESO Lab will visit Riverview Elementary School and Miller Middle School the week of January 16 - 21, with free events for 3-5th graders, and all ages.
 

WATER IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
Tuesday, January 17, 4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Riverview Elementary
3rd-5th graders (30 students max)

Do you ever wonder where Earth's water came from?  Are there oceans, frozen lakes and geysers on other planets? Most scientists believe that water is essential for life - at least life as we know it. Explore with us as we search among the stars and solar system for water! Discover why comets are an important part of the source of water on Earth. Model how comets are composed of material from the early solar system in the form of frozen water, gasses, organic compounds, dust and particles - and make your own comet!  

 

IMAGING THE REACHES OF OUR IMAGINATION
Thursday, January 19, 4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.
Miller Middle School
ALL AGES WELCOME!

What is the James Webb Space Telescope and why is it so important to science? Learn about how astronomers use the different properties of light to take images of space that are not only beautiful to look at, but tell us about our origins and the universe we live in. Attendees will participate in hands-on activities that explain how astronomers collect light using telescopes and explore the importance of studying Infrared light when studying the distant reaches of our universe.

 

STAR PARTY!

Saturday, January 21, 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Miller Middle School
ALL AGES WELCOME!!!   

Have you ever wanted to look through a telescope?  Have you ever seen the craters of our moon up close?  How about Jupiter and Mars?  Join us as we pull out the telescopes and view the night sky.  If you have a telescope of your own, please feel free to bring it – the more, the merrier!  We’ll also bring out all of the fun MESO lab equipment to play with - gravity wells, spectroscopy, sand table, infrared cameras and more!

 

  Please RSVP to Sarah Margoles ([email protected]) or Rachel Owens ([email protected]) to secure your spot.

 

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