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Please join us for our second Earth and Space Open House of the Fall semester!
This month, we will enjoy a keynote lecture from Professors Arjun Heimsath and Kelin Whipple at 7:40 p.m. in the Marston Exploration Theater.
There are tons of exciting things to do and see at our open house events. Explore and interact with state-of-the-art science exhibits in the Gallery of Scientific Exploration. Listen to a captivating public lecture by Arizona State University scientist, Michael Line. Immerse yourself in space with 3-D planetarium shows in the Marston Exploration Theater. When the skies outside are clear, stargaze through telescopes and learn about the night sky. Talk with experts in astrobiology, earthquakes, the moon, Mars, meteorites, geology, space exploration, cosmology and much more. Finally, participate in a variety of hands-on science activities for all ages — some of which you can even take home!
This event will take place within the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB4) on the ASU Tempe campus. Nearby, there will be telescope viewing (weather permitting) a short distance from the building.
For a map of ASU showing ISTB4, click here.
ASU Earth and Space Open House will always happen, rain or shine. As always, admission is free!
For more details please visit us online: openhouse.sese.asu.edu
6:15 p.m. — Doors open
6:45 p.m. — 3-D Planetarium show*
7:30-9:30 p.m. — Telescopes open for public viewing
7:40 p.m. — Keynote lecture "The Planets Way Out There" by Michael Line (see below for more details)
8:50 p.m. — 3-D Planetarium show*
9:30 p.m. — Event ends
*The two 3-D planetarium shows and keynote lecture will be held in the Marston Exploration Theater. Please note that seating is first come, first served. Doors to the Marston Exploration Theater will open five minutes before the start of each show and the theater will be emptied following each presentation.
What are my parking options?
ASU's Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB4), the home of the School of Earth and Space Exploration (map), is located near the intersection of Rural and Terrace Road in Tempe on the east side of campus. This seven-story structure is ASU’s largest research facility and is accessible on foot via Orange Street and McAllister Avenue. If arriving by Light Rail, exit at the "University and Rural Road" stop.
Parking is available inside the Rural Road parking structure just east of ISTB4. From the parking structure, walk west and enter ISTB4 through the glass doors on the north side of the building. Please note that a parking fee is $3 per hour and is charged upon exiting the parking structure. There is additional paid parking directly south of ISTB4 available for $2 per hour. There is an automated payment registration kiosk on the parking lot's west side (the corner near the building).
Do I need to arrive early?
It is not recommended for guests to arrive early, as the doors to the building will only be open at 6:15 p.m. when the event begins.
Do I need to print my Eventbrite ticket(s)?
Please help us to be more GREEN and avoid printing your registration ticket(s). Instead, be sure to check-in at event registration with your last name.