NAU is involved in a number of Flagstaff Festival of Science events beyond Mountain Science & Engineering Day:
- The newly remodeled NAU Campus Observatory will be open for public viewing and will feature its new 20-inch telescope from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 26, 27, 28 and Oct. 3, 4 and 5.
- NAU is a sponsor of the Night Visions III exhibit at Coconino Center for Arts, celebrating Flagstaff’s 50th anniversary of the world’s first international Dark Skies City, which opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27.
- Judy Springer, a research specialist in NAU’s Ecological Restoration Institute, will discuss “Creating Moon Gardens for Mystical Nighttime Enjoyment” at 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Coconino Center for the Arts.
- David Brumbaugh, a professor of geology at NAU, will discuss “Earthquakes: From Quaklets to Megakillers” at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Museum of Northern Arizona.
- Sylvester Allred, a lecturer in biological sciences, will discuss tassel-eared squirrels at 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at Lowell Observatory.
- NAU will show a new PBS film, Hot Spots, about places in the world where animals are on the verge of extinction. Scheduled for release in 2009, the film airs at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Cline Library Assembly Hall and will be introduced by director Michael Tobias and Con Slobodchikoff, a professor in biological sciences at NAU, who will discuss the need for the global and local conservation of prairie dogs.
- J. Judson Wynne, an NAU graduate student, will present “Caves on Earth and Mars: The Search for Life” at 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at Lowell Observatory.
- Bee Valvo, from Cline Library Special Collections and Archives, will discuss “The 1917-1918 Flu Epidemic in Flagstaff” at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park.