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Flagstaff Earth Sciences Seminar Series

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The NAU-sponsored Flagstaff Earth Sciences Seminar Series welcomes Jeff Johnson of the USGS Astrogeology Research Program. Jeff will be presenting "Updates on the Mars Exploration Rover Missions - Sol 632 and counting" on Thursday, October 13 at 4 pm in Rm 103 of the NAU Geology Building (building 12 on the NAU campus map).

Flagstaff Festival of Science

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Festival of Science logo 2005 Flagstaff Festival of Science -

Swing into Science! From the tops of Earth's tallest trees to Saturn's mysterious moon, Titan, you'll want to Swing into Science during this 10-day adventure that may well find you exploring centuries-old volcanoes, falling for a frog, or throwing an atlatl!

USGS Astrogeology Research Program scientists and technical experts will be giving numerous talks on local and planetary science and leading a field trip to explore the San Francisco Volcanic Field! Join us at Science in the Park and meet Astrogeologists and our fellow USGS earth scientists, where we'll have hands-on demos and displays!

swing into science logoA summary of USGS events:

Saturday, Sept. 24
Science in the Park
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wheeler Park

Tuesday, Sept. 27
Mars Exploration Rover Missions
5 p.m., Lowell Observatory

Wednesday, Sept. 28
The Mysteries of Titan: New Images & Results from Cassini
7 p.m., Museum of Northern Arizona

Saturday, Oct. 1
Geology of the Escalante
9:40 a.m., Coconino Community College, V. Philip Tullar Commons

Sunday, Oct. 2
Volcanism in the San Francisco Volcanic Field Trip
Call for reservations, 928-556-7173

Follow the link below to continue reading about USGS Festival of Science activities, or visit the 2005 Flagstaff Festival of Science website for complete information about this event, which features activities from science organizations around Flagtaff, including Lowell Observatory, Gore, Naval Observatory, Northern Arizona University, and more!

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Super Science Extravaganza

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Super Science Extravaganza!!

Thursday, May 5, from 6-8 p.m. at Flagstaff Middle School

The NAU/NASA Technology Enhanced Learning Center program at Flagstaff Middle School is sponsoring a community outreach activity. All age groups are encouraged to attend and participate in the Super Science Extravaganza! This wonderful even will take place on Thursday, May 5 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Flagstaff Middle School. They will demonstrate the wonder and excitement of science, mathematics, and technology with a connection to Flagstaff and the surrounding communities. The evening with begin with a special guest for NASA Dryden Research Center, followed by opportunities to browse different exhibits and visit with a variety of professionals.

The Flagstaff Field Center will be represented by Sue Beard, Trent Hare, and Deborah Soltesz. Sue and Deborah will host a booth that will highlight the wonders of science on the Earth and in space. Trent will demonstrate the wonders of Mars with a hands-on demo. He will also let us know what the mars rovers, Spirt and Opportunity, are up to.

METEORS: Fire in the Sky

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

The History Channel will air "METEORS: Fire in the Sky" on Sunday, April 24th at 8:00pm Eastern/Pacific, 7:00pm Central time.

This program will delve into what meteors are, how they have shaped the past, and what may happen in the feature. The program includes discussions with Carolyn Shoemaker, David Levy, and other NASA scientists.

More Information: The History Channel

Spotlight on the stars

Friday, April 8, 2005

Its Astronomy Get Excited!

To celebrate International astronomy week, the Prescott Public Library is presenting "Spotlight on the Stars." Beginning Sunday April 17 and continuing through Saturday April 23, there will be presentations and activites centered around astronomy and the planetary community. Activities during the week will include workshops, lectures, exhibits, and a gathering of researchers from across Arizona.

For more information:

Call the Prescott Library at (928) 777-1500 of go to

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What will happen each day?

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U.S. Geological Survey Involvment:


Thursday April 21, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

After school program at the libary:

USGS Mars Rover Workshop

Web guru Deborah Soltesz sets up a really fun, interactive Mars rover game. All school children welcome - sign up early with youth librarian.

Location: Library third floor meeting room.

saturn Thursday April 21, 6:30 -8:30 PM:

Third Thursday Series with Prescott Public Library:

1. "Exploring a New World: Huygens at Titan"

The Huygens probe successfully accomplished the first descent and landing on Saturn's moon Titan on January 14, 2005. Cassini Huygens mission scientist Brent Archinal will present an overview and some of the initial results from that mission, including particularly a summary of the imaging results.

2. "Mars Exploration Rover Mission Status"

The two Mars Exploration rovers have exceeded expectations, and have been exploring the surface of Mars for over 400 days. Mars Exploration Rover mission scientist Jeff Johnson will present the latest updates from the Martian surface.

Link: USGS Astro - Mars Exploration Rover Project

Link: USGS - Cassini Mission