Inside UA

 


Whether it's an open house, tour, show, lecture, or exhibit, visitors will enjoy a look inside some of UA's most revered centers and institutes, departments, colleges and partners, most of which are not ordinarily open to the public!

 

 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

 

Open Houses

 

UA Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium 

1601 E. University Ave.

9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m

Activity: Take flight in the planetarium theater and explore hands-on exhibits!

 

UA College of Optical Sciences

1630 E. University Blvd., Meinel Bldg Room 307

10:00 a.m.  -  Dr. Euan McLeod  -  "Seeing the Invisible"

12:00 p.m.  -  Dr. Dae Wook Kim  -  "Giant Time Machine Using Giant Mirrors"

2:00 p.m.  -  Dr. Robert Norwood  -  "Photonics: Harnessing Light for the Infomation Age and Beyond"

4:00 p.m.  -  Dr. Jennifer Barton  -  "Can We Detect Ovarian Cancer Early?"

Activity: Meet optical scientists for discussion about their research and see laser and light demos!

 

National Optical Astronomy Observatory

950 N. Cherry Ave.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Activity: Walk into a life-sized camera at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory

 

UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

1215 E. Lowell St., Bryant Bannister Tree-Ring Bldg. Room 101

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

11:00am  -  Special Lecture with Dr. Stephen Pyne, Regents Professor, School of Life Sciences, ASU

Activity: Discover the intriguing world of Tree-Ring science! Saturday ONLY 10AM-2PM.

 

UA Libraries

744 N. Highland Ave., Science Engineering Library, 2nd Floor Lobby, iSpace

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Activity: Play with virtual reality, 3D models, and e-textiles at the UA Library!
 

 

Tours

 

UA Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab

527 National Championship Dr., Main Door

10:00 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. | 11:30 p.m. | 1:00 p.m. | 1:30 p.m. | 2:00 p.m. | 2:30 p.m.

Activity: See the largest telescope mirrors in the world!

Pick-up free tickets at Science City Visitor Center

 

UA Museum of Natural History

Biological Sciences East, Room 129

12:00 p.m. | 1:00 p.m. | 2:00 p.m.

Activity: Tour Arizona's most comprehensive zoological museum

Pick-up free tickets at Science City Visitor Center

 

UA Herbaria

Herring Hall, Room 100

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Activity: Plants and Fungi: Tour a research museum and try activities for all ages!

 

UA Insect Collection

1140 E. South Campus, Forbes Building front steps (west side)

9:30 a.m. | 11:30 a.m. | 1:30 p.m. | 3:00 p.m.

Activity: Tour the largest specimen (2M) in Arizona! Tickets: Science City Visitors Center

Pick-up free tickets at Science City Visitor Center

 

UA Physics Department

Physics and Atmospheric Science Building, Room 201 (auditorium)

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Activity: Tour new and active research labs at the frontiers of physics. Kids are invited to build several "DIY Physics" projects, using common materials found around the home. We end (4pm) with a public lecture by Sam Gralla on the recent breakthrough discovery of gravity waves.

4:00 p.m. - Dr. Sam Gralla, Asst. Professor of Physics

 

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

 

Open Houses

 

UA Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium 

1601 E. University Ave.

9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m

Activity: Take flight in the planetarium theater and explore hands-on exhibits!

 

UA Libraries

744 N. Highland Ave., Science Engineering Library, 2nd Floor Lobby, iSpace

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Activity: Play with virtual reality, 3D models, and e-textiles at the UA Library!

 

National Optical Astronomy Observatory

950 N. Cherry Ave.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Activity: Walk into a life-sized camera at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory
 
 

Tours

 

UA Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab

527 National Championship Dr., Main Door

10:00 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. | 11:30 a.m. | 1:00 p.m. | 1:30 p.m. | 2:00 p.m. | 2:30 p.m.

Activity: See the largest telescope mirrors in the world!

Pick-up free tickets at Science City Visitor Center

 

 


 

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