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Public's invited to UCLA’s annual science day, ‘Exploring Your Universe’

Exploring Your Universe

UCLA will host its free, annual “Exploring Your Universe” event, a day for the public to have fun learning about science, this Sunday, Nov. 16, from 12 noon until 5 p.m., with some activities continuing until 8 p.m., weather permitting. The festivities, designed for children of all ages as well as adults, will take place on and around UCLA’s Court of Sciences, located west of UCLA’s entrance at Hilgard and Westholme avenues. All-day parking on campus costs $12.

The event will include hands-on activities, demonstrations and experiments on dozens of science topics; workshops; a planetarium show; talks by UCLA scientists; solar telescope viewing; access to rare fossils, including dinosaur fossils; UCLA’s world-class meteorite collection; and much more.

Topics of lectures include “Earth’s Oldest Fossils and the Search for Past Life on Mars,” “The Black Hole at the Center of our Galaxy,” “The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe” and “What is, and is not, a Dinosaur?”

Scientists from many departments will participate, including the Department of Physics and Astronomy; Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences; Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Other fields to be represented include neuroscience, mathematics and engineering.

“'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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