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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Free OC Parks Space Science Events

Mars Curiosity Rover

The community is invited to attend a fun Mars and Stars event at OC Parks this month. The events are free to the public with reservations being required. Families are encouraged to dress warm, and come prepared for a lot of Mars and Stars fun!

The first event will take place at the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve on Saturday, September 22nd from 6pm to 9pm. JPL Lead Engineer, Ben Cichy, will give a presentation at 6:30pm. Crafts and activities will start at 7:30pm. Enjoy a night hike or participate in stargazing with Astronomy 4 U at this family fun event.

When: September 22nd 6pm to 9pm
Where: Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach
Reservations: 949-923-2290 or unbic@ocparks.com

The second event will take place at the Irvine Regional Park from 6pm to 9pm. Dr. Ashwin Vasavada will talk to the children about the Mars rover. Crafts and stargazing will also be available during the event.

When: September 29th from 6pm to 9pm
Where: Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange Ca
Reservations: 714-973-6835 or irvinepark@ocparks.com





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