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NASA comes to Mesa in AzMNH Space Odyssey
By: Kevin Christopher
02/12/13 2:13 PM

Feb. 12, 2013
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Contact: Kathy Eastman
Tel. 480-644-5662  
Mesa, AZ – As part of the Arizona SciTech Festival, Arizona Museum of Natural History (AzMNH), 53 N. Macdonald in Mesa, will celebrate the ISS Destination Station – AzMNH:  A Space Odyssey Sunday, Feb. 24.  In addition to a museum full of fun science, AzMNH will host NASA astronauts Captain Sunita Williams and Dr. Richard Linnehan from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  Both astronauts will present programs and be available for photo and autograph opportunities.
The event will also include interpreters from the ASU Astronomy Club to answer questions about space, the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory and East Valley Astronomy Club will have sun scopes up on the terrace with the latest updates on solar research, ASU Center for Meteorite Studies will host a special interactive and Mesa Community College Geology Club will help you understand how geology relates to space exploration.
The ISS Destination Station will allow you to explore space without ever leaving the Valley!  A walk-in model International Space Station (ISS) is part of the exhibit with back-light panels to help explain the importance of space research and its impact on our daily lives.  Destination Station also includes ISS artifacts, a photo opportunity and live ISS tracking.  Come step through the atmosphere into outer space at the AzMNH!  If space exploration isn’t exciting enough, take a step back in time to Dinosaur Hall and see the three story indoor waterfall with flash floods.  Plan your visit today and then plan to visit again.  We look forward to seeing you!
The program is included with regular admission fees while AzMNH members are admitted free. 

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