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Free Family Science Events at the American Geophysical Union's Fall Meeting

published Oct 22, 2012 4:06pm
Dear Colleague,

On Sunday, Dec. 2nd as part of the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Fall Meeting 2012 in San Francisco, we are hosting three FREE events for students and families.

At noon, we are thrilled to present our public lecture, given by scientists working with the rover Curiosity, which is currently exploring Mars. A panel of three Mars scientists will engage the public in a discussion of Mars exploration and the latest activities of the most sophisticated explorer ever sent to another planet. The panelists will discuss the hopes and excitement of exploring Mars through a robot's eyes, nose, taste, and touch.

From 1pm-5pm, please visit the Exploration Station – featuring 30 hands-on exhibits this year on diverse topics such as the electromagnetic spectrum, Mars, oceans, the polar regions, and more. This is a family science event designed to showcase AGU science and allow the public to interact directly with scientists and education specialists.

Concurrent with Exploration Station, scientist/author Catherine Morley will read her new book, Where Do Mountains Come From, Momma?, which answers children's questions about mountains in a fun way.

All three events will take place in San Francisco at the Moscone Center South rooms 102-104. More information can be found at http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/events/exploration-station/ and http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2012/events/public-lecture-curiosity-driven-mars-exploration/. Please share this information and the attached flier with your colleagues and friends and your networks.

We hope to see you there!
Pranoti Asher , Ph.D.
Manager, Education and Public Outreach
American Geophysical Union

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