Floating untethered in space like Sandra Bullock in “Gravity” is no one’s idea of a good time, but going to the Earth and Space Exploration Day at ASU just might be. This annual fall event offers a diverse line-up of activities and experiences for the would-be astronaut or budding scientist, including 3-D astronomy shows, panning for gold, hands-on meteorite displays, a replica of the Curiosity rover and a field trip to Tempe Butte.

Guests will also be able to tour parts of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Science Operations Center, see the Moon rock and have potential meteorite specimens examined by staff from the Center for Meteorite Studies. This event is free, but preregistration is advised.

DETAILS >> 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Arizona State University, Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV, on McCallister Ave. just north of Lemon St. Free; parking is free in any ASU lot south of University Ave. (480) 965-5081 or sese.asu.edu/earth-and-space-exploration-day.

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