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Learn about galaxies at ASU Earth & Space Open House

February 11, 2014

ASU’s Earth & Space Open House is set to take place from 7 to 10 p.m., Feb. 21, at the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4) on ASU’s Tempe campus.

Visitors to the free event can attend a public lecture, gaze at the sky through telescopes, watch science demonstrations and explore the interactive displays in ISTB 4, which is located at the corner of McAllister and Terrace. Download Full Image

The theme for this open house is galaxies, and it will feature a public lecture by School of Earth and Space Exploration astrophysics doctoral candidate Teresa Ashcraft. The lecture, titled “The Universe’s Menagerie of Galaxies," will be held at 8 p.m. in the Marston Exploration Theater. Ashcraft will begin the exploration of the Universe by examining Hubble Space Telescope images of nearby galaxies.

Lectures are 45 minutes long, followed by a 15-minute Q-and-A session. Seating is on a first-come basis.

There will be two 3-D planetarium shows in the Marston Exploration Theater at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Telescopes will be set up from 8 to 10 p.m. next to Skyscape art installation (new location).

To get to the open house, go to the main entrance of ISTB 4, located on the building’s north side.

The monthly open house is partially sponsored by the School of Earth and Space Exploration, GeoClub and AstroDevils: ASU Astronomy Club. The final two open house dates for the spring are March 28 (featuring EarthScope – An Earth Science Program) and April 25 (featuring Mars and Curiosity). 

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The School of Earth and Space Exploration is an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Nikki Cassis

marketing and communications director, School of Earth and Space Exploration

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ASU, Mayo Clinic to host nursing conference....

February 12, 2014

Together with the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, the College of Nursing & Health Innovation at Arizona State University will host the 2014 Nursing Research Conference: Improving Health Through Self-Management, March 7, in Phoenix.

The conference will focus on research related to individual and community health care self-management throughout the lifespan. Research topics include acute and chronic disease management, prevention/wellness promotion behaviors and care delivery models. The conference is designed for registered nurses and other health care professionals. Media are welcome to attend.  Woman in suit jacket smiling Teri Pipe, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, is a presenter at the conference. Download Full Image

Teri Pipe, dean of the College of Nursing & Health Innovation, will be presenting at the conference along with other nursing faculty and researchers from around the country.

The conference is set to take place at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, 340 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004. Registration is required and preferred by Feb. 14.

For more information and to register for the conference, click here