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A.P.E.X. Events: Space Debates in Collaboration with the Southwest Astronomy Festival

Published: August 20, 2018 | Category: Special Events

Southwest Astronomy Festival Space DebatesFriday, September 7, A.P.E.X. Events presents Space Debates! This event is in partnership with the Southwest Astronomy Festival and will feature a two-hour discussion of some of the hottest topics puzzling scientists about space and our interaction with it. Join us in The Gilbert Great Hall in the Hunter Conference Center at Noon on September 7 to hear the debates. This event is free and open to the public.

Topics of discussion could include:

  • Should humans go to Mars?
  • Should we clean up space junk?
  • Should we continue active SETI?

“The Southwest Astronomy Festival is coordinated by the Cedar Breaks National Monument and Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, with the help of numerous participating organizations within the community. Together, we provide a series of events that focus on astronomy, dark sky preservation, and having fun in the great outdoors. Through star parties, sun parties, and many other activities, we are seeking to foster a relationship between the community and the night sky.” 

2018 marks the 2nd year of the Southwest Astronomy Festival. Other festivities will include sun parties, night hikes, solar telescope viewing, night sky photography, classes on bats, and learning how the human body is affected by space travel. Please visit their website to view a full schedule of events.

“A.P.E.X. Events is proud to facilitate Southwest Astronomy Festival’s Space Debates. We want to make sure that we are constantly introducing new and interesting ideas to our campus and local communities. There no is no better way than with subject matter that we all can gaze at with wonder!”

Contact Information:

Lynn Vartan, director of A.P.E.X. Events
vartan@suu.edu