Flandrau Science Museum, Tucson

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    Flandrau Science Museum

    by Basaic Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The University of Arizona Science Center has several interesting displays to enable you to experience the joys of science. This includes several hands-on displays that will teach you about some scientific principles. They also have some very impressive photographs of space. Included in the Museum is the Mineral Museum which houses an exhaustive and impressive collection of different types of minerals. Admission is $5 for adults. Hours are 9AM to 3PM Thursday and Friday and 6PM to 9PM Thursday and Friday evenings; Saturday 12PM to 9PM; and Sundays 12PM to 5PM. The center also opens the observatory to the public from 7PM to 10PM Wednesday through Saturday (weather permitting).

    Address: Off Speedway in the center of Tucson

    Directions: From Interstate 10 take Exit I-10 at exit 257 - Take Speedway Boulevard east , and continue to Park Avenue. The University of Arizona will be on both the north and south side of Speedway Boulevard.

    Phone: (520) 621-STAR

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    Flandrau: Hands-On

    by Basaic Written Aug 26, 2008

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    Here are a few of the hands-on displays. The first one is a camera that displays the infrared spectrum. If you look carefully you can see me on the screen. The next photo shows two of the hands-on displays teaching about linear motion or how your positioning affects the motion. Think of an ice skater. When her legs are extended she spins more slowly; but when she draws her legs and arms in she spins much faster.

    Address: Off Speedway in the center of Tucson

    Directions: From Interstate 10 take Exit I-10 at exit 257 - Take Speedway Boulevard east , and continue to Park Avenue. The University of Arizona will be on both the north and south side of Speedway Boulevard.

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    Flandrau: Space

    by Basaic Written Aug 26, 2008

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    Here you see some of the displays of space science. Photo 1 shows some of the types of meteorites showing the composition of asteroids. Photo 2 is another illustration of the composition of an asteroid. Photo 3 is a bronze replica of a ring shaped meteor that was found in Arizona in the 1840s. The original meteor is on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

    Address: Off Speedway in the center of Tucson

    Directions: From Interstate 10 take Exit I-10 at exit 257 - Take Speedway Boulevard east , and continue to Park Avenue. The University of Arizona will be on both the north and south side of Speedway Boulevard.

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