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Kids get hands-on with meteorites at ASU astronomy event

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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:48 pm | Updated: 12:36 am, Mon Oct 31, 2011.

What does a meteorite feel like? Adults and kids can learn the answer to that question - and kids can dig for their own tiny meteorite - at the Oct. 21 free Astronomy Open House at Arizona State University from 8 to 10 p.m.

Melissa Morris, a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, will give a talk titled “Forming Planetary Systems: Combining Astrophysics and Meteoritics” at 8:30 and 9:15 p.m.

Visitors also will be invited to look through telescopes to see Jupiter and its moons, and the GEO Club will have a display of glow in the dark rocks.

The open house will be held from on the roof of the Bateman Physical Sciences Center H-Wing, Tempe campus. To get to the open house, go to the main entrance to the Bateman H-wing. Free parking is available after 7 p.m. in the Tyler Street Parking Garage. For a campus map and parking information, go to http://astopenhouse.com

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