[Left: GSCI majors Angie Colella and Sara Poppa have fun staffing the department table at the Bristol Gem and Mineral Show. Right: Faculty member Dr. Kristine Larsen rocks some eclipse glasses at a safe solar observing station for Earth Science Day]
The faculty, staff, and students of the CCSU Geological Sciences Department “rocked it” in serving the greater community in three recent public outreach events. On Saturday, October 15, students, faculty and staff held a suite of free public events – including planetarium shows, safe solar observing, cratering, make your own starfinder, and exploring rocks and fossils of Connecticut – to celebrate Earth Science Day (which happened to coincide with CCSU Family Day/Homecoming). At the same time (and continued on Sunday October 16), other faculty and students hosted a table at the Bristol Gem and Mineral show, where the public could “look inside a rock” using a variety of microscopes. On Monday, October 17, Dr. Kristine Larsen gave a presentation on 400 years of exploring the planet Jupiter to a packed house at the Simsbury Public Library.
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