Nov

4

2018

Exploring Your Universe 2018

Science Outreach

Location: UCLA campus - Court of Sciences
Time: 12PM

Exploring Your Universe is UCLA’s annual science festival, educating and inspiring over 7,000 visitors each year! Launch bottle rockets, make comets, do chemistry and physics experiments, touch brains, see fossils, and much more! Exploring Your Universe will also offer planetarium shows, science talks, and telescope viewings! Exploring Your Universe is free and appropriate for all ages! For more information, visit https://www.exploringyouruniverse.org/

Oct

28

2018

Prof. John Wasson

Discovery, recovery and disposition of the 3-ton Old Woman meteorite, the second largest meteorite found in the USA

Location: Geology 3656
Time: 2:30PM

The Old Woman meteorite was discovered by prospectors in the Old Woman Mountains NE of 29 Palms. They filed a placer mining claim. They tried to sell it to the Smithsonian but a visit to the site showed it was on BLM land and the Smithsonian/BLM claimed it. Numerous lawsuits followed; these were followed by letters to the Smithsonian from the entire California congressional delegation, who demanded that the meteorite be exhibited in California. The Smithsonian yielded and it has been in the one-room BLM museum in Barstow since 1980.

Oct

20

2018

International Explore the Moon Night

Science Outreach

Location: Roof (9th floor) of UCLA's Mathematical Sciences Building
Time: 7PM

On the evening of October 20th, 2018 from 7-9PM (weather permitting) come take part in the FREE International Observe the Moon Night (IOTMN) event on the roof (9th floor) of UCLA’s Mathematical Sciences Building. Speak with experts on the Moon, observe the Moon, Mars, and other celestial goodies first-hand with our telescopes, check out Lunar dust recovered from Apollo Missions, and learn more about the Moon and space! For more information, visit http://planets.ucla.edu/outreach/iotmn2018/