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Lucy Hawking & Arizona Science Center Take You On ‘The Cosmic Treasure Hunt’
Don’t miss this out-of-this-world family event in our world-class Dorrance Planetarium!
By: Brittany Conklin
Leave planet Earth and experience the wonders of our cosmic environment through manned space flights to the Moon, surfing the Solar System on an asteroid and witnessing the explosion of a supernova. The goal of ‘The Cosmic Treasure Hunt’ is to explore our knowledge of the Universe, what we know about it and how we know about it, how our knowledge is our greatest asset and how physics plays a role in learning more. Hawking will use optical astronomy to show what we can see of the Universe, and explain how we can listen to the Universe through radio astronomy.
In this presentation, Lucy Hawking will use examples from her best-selling children’s book George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt, which she co-authored with her father, world renowned physicist Steven Hawking. After the brief presentation, there will a question and answer session as well as an opportunity to meet the author.
‘The Cosmic Treasure Hunt’ is recommended for ages 8 and up, is presented free with paid general admission and takes place in the Dorrance Planetarium at Arizona Science Center on Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. Arizona Science Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, visit http://www.azscience.org or call 602-716-2000.
About Lucy Hawking
Lucy Hawking is a British writer, and author of several science adventure stories, including George’s Secret Key to the Universe, co-authored with her father Stephen Hawking. Lucy is currently Writer in Residence at Arizona State University. Her presentation will be the 2010 “Science Fact Meets Science Fiction” Lecture of ASU’s Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science.
About Dorrance Planetarium
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About Arizona Science Center
The mission of Arizona Science Center is to inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages about science. The Center, located at 600 E. Washington St. in downtown Phoenix, features more than 300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, the state-of-the-