The Wheeler Taft Abbett Library in Marana, AZ invited CIAN at the University of Arizona to host a Science Saturday for library patrons. We had over 25 guests that came to learn about the many moons of the solar system. We had a variety of activities that taught about different moons and also aspects of moons. A cratering activity gave participants the opportunity to create their own craters and learn about the differences size and velocity will make on the resultant crater. We also taught how to tell the approximate age of a crater when looking at pictures, played “Moons of the Solar System” bingo, and much much more.
Two young future scientists even told us after the event that they hoped to be stargazers when they grow up.
Pictures of the event, taken by library staff, are shown below.