Scoping it out

Sprinter vans eat your heart out. This weekend, the Mobile Earth Space Observatory (MESO for short) is deploying to Durango. This roving “science center on wheels,” complete with a retractable roof for star-viewing, is setting up camp May 18-20 at the Powerhouse Science Center.

Adults and kids of all ages are invited to check out the mobile classroom and participate in a variety of STEM-based activities using the MESO’s high-powered optics and infrared cameras, among other gadgetry. Specifically, local fledgling scientists will be able to study watershed health and water conservation in the Four Corners as well as heat and light in space. There will also be a telescope star-viewing party (skies willing) the evening of Sun., May 19. All events are free.

MESO is a project of National Space Science & Technology Institute at the Pikes Peak Observatory near Colorado Springs