2017 Program

Exploring Your Universe 2017 will have over 50 science booths, 7 science talks, planetarium shows, and telescope viewings! We will also award the first Science and Education Pioneer Award to Dr. Anna Lee Fisher, Astronaut and UCLA Alumna!

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Exploring Your Universe 2017 Event Map Design: Abhimat Gautam | Map Data: UCLA Facilities Management

Exploring Your Universe 2017 Event Map
Design: Abhimat Gautam | Map Data: UCLA Facilities Management

Science Booths

  • 70: Ask a Scientist!
  • 49: Science Policy Group at UCLA

Astronomy

  • 35: Caltech Astronomy / IPAC
  • 37: Carnegie Observatories
  • 55: Celestron Telescopes
  • 10: Exoplanets
  • 42: Galactic Center Group
  • 22: Grace from Outer Space
  • 20: Make your own comet!
  • 26: Nighttime Telescopes (after sunset)
  • 21: Pocket Solar System
  • 52: Rockets
  • 56: Solar Telescopes
  • 41: Stars and Stellar Evolution
  • 43: Thirty Meter Telescope

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

  • 74: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Biology

  • 24: Flex Your Muscles
  • 45: Interaxon
  • 40: La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science
  • 34: Psychology and the Brain

Chemistry & Biochemistry

  • 12: Battery School
  • 44: Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Student Association (CBGSA)
  • 51: Cream-istry with AXS
  • 57: Elephant Toothpaste! (USC Science Outreach)
  • 71: Extract DNA! (gBSA)
  • 32: Illuminating the world of molecules
  • 36: Photon Booth
  • 31: SACNAS at UCLA
  • 46: Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS)

Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

  • 64: Celebrating Cassini’s Legacy
  • 63: Diviner Lunar Radiometer
  • 73: DIYnamics: Exploring Geophysical Fluids
  • 62: ELFIN CubeSat — UCLA’s own Space Weather Satellite
  • 68: EPSS EDGE: Seismology Demonstrations
  • 67: GEODESI Drone for Magnetic Mapping
  • 75: The Institute for Planets and Exoplanets (iPLEX)
  • 60: Killer Electrons!
  • 65: Meteorite Gallery
  • 53: Ocean Research Booth
  • 65: Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils: The Bruin Geological Survey
  • 50: Parker Solar Probe: A Satellite Mission to Touch the Sun
  • 72: SpinLab
  • 61: THEMIS/ARTEMIS — Space Weather and Geomagnetism
  • 76: Venus — Mysterious Planet

Engineering

  • 38: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 69: Bruin Spacecraft Group
  • 47: California NanoSystems Institute
  • 30: Magic and Mystery of Light
  • 58: Sustainable City
  • 39: Tau Beta Pi
  • 48: Tinkering with reDiscover Center

Math

  • 33: Mathematics: You Can Count On It
  • 54: Statistics

Physics

  • 23: Angular Momentum
  • 13: Dark Room
  • 11: Electricity and Magnetism
  • 25: Sound and Waves

Special Events

Planetarium Shows

UCLA Planetarium (Location A on Map)
Math Sciences Building, 8th Floor

12:30 pm – 7:30 pm, shows offered every half hour

Tickets (free) available at Info Booth

Science Talks

Math Sciences Building, Room 5200 (Location B on Map)

  • 12:20 pm — Andreas Faisst
    Where to Find Real Time Machines and How to Use Them
  • 12:55 pm — Christine Gabrielse
    Shields Up!
  • 1:30 pm — Richard Kaner
    Fun with Plastics
  • 2:25 pm — Matthew Malkan
    Weird Science: What Popular Culture Gets Right and Wrong About Science, and Why
  • 3:00 pm — Jean-Luc Margot
    The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
  • 3:40 pm — Breann Sitarski —
    Gluten: Friend or Frenemy?
  • 4:20 pm — Paul Barber —
    Carbon Dioxide, the Ocean and You

Science and Education Pioneer Award

Dr. Anna Lee Fisher,
Astronaut and UCLA Alumna

2 pm, Young Hall Steps
(Location C on Map)

Autographs and photos with Dr. Fisher following award presentation.