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Exploring Your Universe – free science festival for all ages – is Nov. 8 at UCLA

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Exploring Your Universe
Stuart Wolpert

Enjoy a free day of hands-on science this Sunday at UCLA’s Exploring Your Universe.

Launch a rocket, take a peek at planets outside our solar system, make your own cloud in a bottle and get up close and personal with dinosaur fossils and meteorites — all Sunday, Nov. 8 at UCLA’s annual Exploring Your Universe science festival.

The event will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the campus’ Court of Sciences (map), with additional activities planned for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting. The event is free and open to the public; guest parking is $12.

Exploring Your Universe will also feature demos, a planetarium show and talks by renowned UCLA faculty members on chemistry, the brain, the magic and mystery of light and much more.

Exploring Your Universe has become one of the country’s largest and most popular days of learning about science; some 6,000 people attended the 2014 event. Activities are appropriate for adults and children of all ages. The event is put on entirely by volunteers and is funded by donations.

“Exploring Your Universe is a chance to see amazing things and talk to literally hundreds of enthusiastic science volunteers from around the campus,” said UCLA professor and astrophysicist David Jewitt. “Kids love it. Your inner kid will love it too!”

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