UCLA iPLEX: Comets, Active Asteroids, and Exoplanets... Oh My!

University of California, Los Angeles

Make your own comet and learn about other dynamic objects in our solar system, from the Asteroid Belt to the planetoids past Neptune.

The UCLA Institute for Planets and Exoplanets (iPLEX) is a multidisciplinary group covering all aspects of the fascinating world of Planetary Science.
From the strange geology of the inner planets to the intriguing and mysterious parts of the outer Solar System such as the Asteroid Belt, comets, Centaurs, and the giant planets, to distant planetary systems.

Make your own comet, and learn about "active asteroids," the interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua and more!

Age Range

Elementary School (ages 4 - 11), Middle School (ages 12 - 14), High School (ages 15 - 18),


Math, Physics, Geography & Others


Astronomy, Geography, Mathematics,

Days scheduled

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Start time End time Location
09:00 16:30 Show Floor
Start time End time Location
09:00 16:30 Show Floor
Start time End time Location
09:00 17:00 Show Floor