ARIZONA STAR TALES - NOTE: Until further notice, all events have been cancelled and no requests are being accepted at this time due to the pandemic
What a great event at the South Mountain Environmental Education Center! There was something going on for all! Displays and presentations on astronomy, biology, 3D Printing, animals and plants that live in the South Mountain Park, and even a huge box of Legos for kids to make their own creations with. Above top we are giving a primer on the upcoming Solar Eclipse. We talked about the types of eclipses, how they occur, how often they occur, and how to safely view the eclipse happening on 21 August. We also had a static display as shown above where attendees placed vials of elements on a periodic table of the elements, a solar observing display, a globe of the moon, passed around gyroscopes that demonstrated the relationship to earth's spin, and a sample telescope for all to practice operating. Afterwards we took that telescope out to view Jupiter. Come join us for our very unique next event at the center on Friday, 23 June. A presentation all about space rockets.