CubeSats: Big science in a small box to be featured at ASU Earth and Space Open House

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CubeSats: Big science in a small box to be featured at ASU Earth and Space Open House

CubeSats, small satellites the size of a loaf of bread, will be the feature of ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration Open House 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, September 23.

Members of the Phoenix Undergraduate Satellite Mission Team will be leading a panel discussion about their CubeSat mission, which is funded by NASA and will be designed, built, promoted and managed by a team of more than 25 undergraduate students at ASU.

In addition, the Open House will feature live 3-D planetary shows, telescope viewing, meteorite exhibits, and interactive demonstrations and exhibits in astrobiology, earthquakes, meteorites, geology, cosmology and more.

7:15 p.m. First 3-D planetarium show (Marston Exploration Theater)

8:15 p.m. Panel discussion with the Phoenix Undergraduate Satellite Mission Team

8-10 p.m. Telescope Viewing (weather permitting)

9:15 p.m. Second 3-D planetarium show (Marston Exploration Theater)

The evening’s events are all free and open to the public. All activities are located in the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4) on ASU’s Tempe campus.

All seating in the Marston Exploration Theater is on a first-come, first-seated basis, and the theater will be cleared after each event.

For more information, visit the Open House website or Facebook event page.

The monthly open house is sponsored by ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, GeoClub, AstroDevils: ASU Astronomy Club, Icarus Rocketry, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, the Center for Meteorite Studies, NASA Space Grant, Society of Physics Students, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, and many others.

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