Hall of Heroes Science Interactive Space at Phoenix Comicon

Don’t miss your chance to hold Pluto, pet a dinosaur, travel to an exoplanet and talk to current NASA mission specialists in the Hall of Heroes, Third Floor, North Building, Phoenix Convention Center.

Teachers can text reg to (602) 313-1470 to register for Professional Development at Phoenix Comicon. In the Hall of Heroes at the science booths, scan the QR code or text the ID # displayed to receive credit. Scan seven booths to earn one credit for a total of two credits (14 booths are eligible).

Our exhibitors include:

Arizona Cyber Warfare Range:

Experience cyber security hands-on through our cyber warfare exercises on real-world equipment. The AZ Cyber Warfare Range is open to everyone from beginners to tenured professionals. Each area is designed to meet the current knowledge level, with proven results of upward career progression in cyber defense and InfoSec. Some may choose to learn security through our three levels of cyber warfare training, and others may choose to test their knowledge on our quiz-show themed activity;

OSIRIS-Rex-Asteroid Sample Return Mission:

As you read this, a robotic spacecraft called OSIRIS-REx is on its way to collect NASA’s first-ever asteroid sample, and the HiRISE camera (aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter) is capturing stunning new images of the Martian surface. Come learn about these two out-of-this-world, Arizona-based efforts—including a live demo of TAGSAM, OSIRIS-REx’s innovative sampling mechanism;

Arizona Challenger Space Center:

The Challenger Space Center will have our inflatable scale model of the solar system. This model is based on a 16” Earth with the other planets scaled accordingly. Additionally, we will have our meteorite and plasma ball for people to experience;

Tucson Immersive Museum:

TIM, Tucson interactive Museum, is a space where attendees can explore interactive exhibits on their own or choose a path of discovery such as a scavenger hunt;

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA):

Learn the engineering design process on the Mars Rover curriculum requirements;

Lowell Observatory:

Lowell Observatory will be having brief presentations on exoplanets in our galaxy and the solar eclipse in August;

Ron Greeley Center for Planetary Science (RGCPS):

The Ronald Greeley Center of Planetary Studies, part of the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration booth, will have our MagicPlanet on display.  This device allows us to project images of planetary surfaces onto a sphere, so that attendees can see what planetary surfaces look like up close.  We can project any spherical body in the Solar System, planets, moons, dwarf planets, asteroids, to view in several different formats;

ASU Center for Meteorite Studies:

The ASU Center for Meteorite Studies, part of the School of Earth & Space Exploration, will provide the opportunity to hold real space rocks, as well as demonstrations of our loanable K-12 Origin of Meteorites classroom modules;

ASU School of Earth & Space Exploration;

ASU Center for Education Through eXploration (ETX):

ETX will present a variety of digital learning experiences that can be incorporated into your classroom, from virtual field trips around our own globe to exploration of the outer reaches of the solar system;


TechShop Chandler will be offering an interactive Harry Potter Photo booth. Come take a picture with the famous Nimbus 2000! Meet our members and see some amazing items made at TechShop;

Arizona Museum of Natural History:

The Arizona Museum of Natural History will have some fossils from our collections to share with the public, as well as a craft to teach visitors about DNA;

Arizona SciTech Fest;

Portable Planetarium Presentations; and

ASU Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS):

The Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS-ASU) believe in a space-faring civilization and that focusing the enthusiasm of young people is the key to our future in space.  We’ll be there to inspire people through our involvement in space-related projects, promoting and educating people about the benefits of space exploration.

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