Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – The Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center and MARESA will host activities during “Journey through the Universe Week,” April 19-23.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The program is sponsored by the Challenger Center for Space Science Education in Washington, D.C., and funded by a grant from NASA. Researchers from NASA and the Challenger Center will spend the week presenting family-oriented science nights, talking with students in area classrooms and conducting a free teacher workshop. This is the third year the program has come to the area.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Two “Extreme Earth” presentations will be given by astrophysicist Harri Vanhala during the week. Vanhala will discuss some of the extreme environments on Earth and how these extreme places help to understand other worlds.

Father Marquette Middle School will host the first presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in its gymnasium. The school will open at 6 p.m., with demonstrations by the schoolÂ’s students of their Lego robotics projects related to Mars exploration.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Munising High School will be the site of the second “Extreme Earth” presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in its gymnasium. The school will open at 6:30 p.m., with science exhibits and demonstrations by students.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The public is invited to attend these free events. For more information, contact the NMU Seaborg Center at 227-2002.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman