Saturday, October 17 marks the end of national Earth Science Week, and the faculty and students of the CCSU Geological Sciences Department are celebrating with a day of fun, free activities for the whole family!
From 11 AM until 3 PM we will have a variety of hands-on activities. Walk a scale model of the solar system. Touch real rocks from space and make your own craters. Observe sunspots (weather permitting) and make your own model of the sun. Get to know the stars with your own star finder. Learn how to test water quality. Explore fossils and Connecticut rocks. For the really bold, you can even touch fossilized dinosaur poop [don’t worry, it’s just a rock]. From 12:30 PM until 2 PM we will have special planetarium demos every half hour. At 3 PM Dr. Jennifer Piatek will give a general talk on why 2015 is the Year of the Dwarf Planet. The day caps off with a public planetarium show at 8 PM and observing directly afterwards (weather permitting) of the night sky with a variety of telescopes.
All events are FREE and take place in Copernicus Hall, the CCSU Science and Engineering Building. For more information, call 860-832-2938 or email Larsen@ccsu.edu. We look forward to seeing you!