Explore OSIRIS REx, Celebrate Scientific Discovery Jan 23 at St. Gregory College Prepby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Jan. 22, 2013, under Press Releases
Get an up-close look at the University of Arizona’s OSIRIS REx Mission and do some serious stargazing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at “Spotlight on Science: Celebrating the Excitement of Scientific Discovery” at St. Gregory College Preparatory School.
The event is free and open to the public.
Anna Spitz, from the OSIRIS REx mission, will share details about the spacecraft’s journey to a near-earth carbonaceous asteroid starting at 6 p.m. at the school, 3231 N. Craycroft Road. The goal of the mission is to study the asteroid and bring back a sample.
This sample will help researchers to investigate planet formation and the origin of life. Data collected during the $800 million mission will also aid in the understanding of asteroids and their impact on earth.
At 7 p.m., Andrew Marble, an extragalactic astronomer at UA’s Steward Observatory, will lead an observation of the night sky.
The public is also invited to explore St. Gregory middle school science fair projects throughout the evening.
St. Gregory is an independent school for students in grades six through twelve, with no religious affiliation.
St. Gregory CollegePreparatory School
3231 N. Craycroft Road
Tucson, AZ 85712