Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium

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1601 East University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ, USA
flandrau.org - (520) 621-4516
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium - Hands-on Motion Display
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium - Ring Meteor
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium - Silver Coins
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium - Composition of a Meteorite
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium - Composition of a Meteorite
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium - Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium - Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium

Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium Tucson Reviews

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For The Science Geek in You Apr 05, 2017
As a science geek I loved this place more than almost anything on campus. The University of Arizona Flandrau Science Center has several interesting displays to enable you to experience the joys of science. This includes several hands-on displays that will teach you about some scientific principles. They also have some very impressive photographs of space. Included in the Museum is the Mineral Museum which houses an exhaustive and impressive collection of different types of minerals. Some of my favorite displays dealt with space. My photos include displays about the composition of asteroids, and a bronze replica of a ring shaped meteor that was found in Arizona in the 1840s. The original meteor is on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. I have also included a few of the hands-on displays. The first one is a camera that displays the infrared spectrum. If you look carefully you can see me on the screen. The next photo shows two of the hands-on displays teaching about linear motion or how your positioning affects the motion. Think of an ice skater. When her legs are extended she spins more slowly; but when she draws her legs and arms in she spins much faster. Downstairs is the Mineral Museum. They have quite a collection of minerals on display. Admission is $5 for adults. Hours are 9AM to 3PM Thursday and Friday and 6PM to 9PM Thursday and Friday evenings; Saturday 12PM to 9PM; and Sundays 12PM to 5PM. The center also opens the observatory to the public from 7PM to 10PM Wednesday through Saturday (weather permitting).
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Composition of a Meteorite
Composition of a Meteorite
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