June 30, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Asteroid Day is an international movement by scientists and citizens to learn about and protect Earth from asteroids.
From 5 to 7 p.m., educators will lead several family-friendly activities demonstrating the nature and behavior of these rocky inhabitants of the solar system. Starting at 7 p.m., former astronaut Charlie Walker and several other scientists will each present a 20-minute program dealing with various scientific aspects of asteroids. Following these presentations, the speakers will participate in a panel discussion and answer questions from the audience.
Nick Moskovitz, Lowell Observatory
Eric Christensen, Catalina Sky Survey/University of Arizona
Carl Hergenrother, OSIRIS-REx/University of Arizona
Charlie Walker, Former Astronaut
Cost: Admission to the science talks and panel discussion are free, while regular admission prices ($12 per adult; $6 for youth ages 5-17; $11 for seniors, college students, and AAA members) apply for all other programming.