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The Mobile Earth + Space Observatory (MESO) is a mobile environmental and space science laboratory outfitted with hands-on educational and research instrumentation that support activities focused on weather, climate, and the science of astronomy. We take this ‘science center on wheels’ across Colorado and to rural areas of the Southwest to create access to scientific instrumentation, authentic science and direct access to scientists. The centerpiece of this experience is a large van with a roof that rolls back to expose a research grade telescope which allows visitors of all ages to look at the stars and planets in a way that typically only scientists get a chance to do. MESO also includes museum grade exhibits, scientific equipment, and interaction with scientists and educators. This mobile STEM lab travels to schools, community centers, libraries, and parks.
MESO can deliver programs for a half day, full day, or up to a two week deployment. These can be content specific classroom programs that fit your bell schedule, or more of a festival mode for larger groups to engage with many aspects of science. These opportunities excite and motivate youth to further explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects.
The MESO team also connects across the globe virtually - even when the time zone has us presenting in the middle of the night! We offer real-time virtual star parties, science demonstrations, and cutting edge science education for schools, museums, and community events. Explore the wonders of the Universe from the comfort of your home or school.
Pricing begins at $600 for a half day of programming. Bookings are typically customized for your unique location and audience. Ask about scholarship funding available for schools 50% and above on the Federal free and reduced lunch program. For inquiries or to schedule MESO contact us.
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