Pierce College will be hosting its second free Science, Imaging and Astronomy Expo for all ages with new exhibits including Zooniverse, several planetarium shows and ending the day’s events with a night sky star party.
The SIA Expo is free except for a few planetarium shows that are $3, and will have representatives from many of Pierce’s career and technical education programs as well as exhibits put on by the robotics club.
Although it is an event about astronomy the astronomy club will not have its own exhibit but its club members will be scattered in various areas assisting with other exhibitions.
“Some of us are going to be volunteering at a bunch of different exhibits,” president of the astronomy club Felipe Cabello said.
Carolyn Mallory is an instructor of astronomy at Pierce College and is the woman who brought so many people and organizations together to make this expo one of Pierce’s shining moments this semester.
“It sounds like a really cool event especially the night sky party,” sociology major Vanna Ngo said.
According to Mallory people learn better when they get to play and when they are in a cheerful environment and that is what the SIA expo is meant to do.
“My goal for this is for people to be able to enjoy science to the point of being able to understand their life and their universe better.” Mallory said.
The SIA Expo will be at Pierce College on Saturday Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Enter on Victory & Mason– Free Parking in Lot 7.