PSI’s display at the Tucson Festival of Books attracted an estimated 1,000 visitors during the two-day event held on the University of Arizona Mall. PSI’s exhibit, held in the event’s Science City area, included hands-on activities with space rock and meteorite samples and a scale model of the newly discovered planetary system TRAPPIST-1.
Larry Lebofsky schedule PSI volunteers for the event, and participants included Bea Mueller, Thea Cañizo, Rob Bovill, Emily Joseph, Maya Bakerman, Sanlyn Buxner and Joe Spitale. Nancy Lebofsky helped set up and tear down PSI’s display both days.
Above, PSI Docent Rob Bovill and a Festival of Books attendee discuss an impact melt rock sample, an Earth rock formed or altered during asteroid impact.
Below, PSI Senior Educations Specialist Larry Lebofsky points at a red dwarf star on a scale model while discussing the configuration of the newly discovered planetary system TRAPPIST-1.
Below, PSI Education Specialist and Research Scientist Sanlyn Buxner shows Martian and lunar meteorite samples to some of the 1,000 people who visited PSI’s display during the Tucson Festival of Books.