March 14 - 25, 2017

2017 Festival Events

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03-14-2017

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Tue, 03/14/2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us to launch the 2017 Atlanta Science Festival with astronaut Captain Mark Kelly. He's spent more than 50 days in space, and now he's spending an evening with us!
Captain Kelly will share with us what it's like to leave planet Earth and his insider perspective on the groundbreaking yearlong NASA experiment with his twin brother on how space affects the human body.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 14

03-16-2017

Thu, 03/16/2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Join us for an interactive panel discussion that will enlighten and empower girls and young women to pursue careers in STEM. You'll get to meet women from a diverse set of STEM careers and learn about their unique journeys that led them to their respective careers. Panelists will share advice, guidance, and to-do’s specific to girls and young women to help jumpstart their STEM journeys. UPDATE: Secondary parking available in Lowergate Deck if Fishburne is full.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 16
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Thu, 03/16/2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

What are the intersections and shared pathways of science and spirituality, of physics and faith, of biology and belief? Belief in a loving God may be nice if you have it, but what if you aren't wired that way? What if your main mode of being is by thinking, wondering, and questioning? Who says the only way to encounter the holy is through faith? Can people connect via the mind, or intellectualism, or reasoning? A panel of local scientists and theologians will explore and offer a wide range of insights and offerings in a safe space for open dialogue.

Audience(s):
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 16

03-18-2017

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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Join urban youth outreach program Moving in the Spirit as they partner with Seattle dancer, choreographer and activist, Dani Tirrell and Emory’s Robertson Science and Society Foundation for two modern and house-style dance workshops interwoven with dialogue that shines a spotlight on art and social justice as it relates to the public health advances in HIV prevention.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18
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Sat, 03/18/2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Hubble is sooo 2017. It's on its way out, and the James Webb Space Telescope is in! Join us as we screen the short documentary Into the Unknown which tells the story of the development and construction of this amazing new telescope, 100 times more powerful than the Hubble Telescope. Following the film, we'll answer your questions in a panel discussion.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 18

03-19-2017

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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

Come be an ecological explorer as we dig deep into the wonderful web of food and compost! We'll learn about critters that help compost and techniques to make your own backyard bin. Kids will have the chance to get their hands dirty and learn a few songs, too! This event is an open event with drop in any time, so check back for a more detailed schedule of the afternoon's activities. Also, explore the farm on a self guided tour while you are here!

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19
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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us on a Critter Crawl through the Oxford Forest! We'll be exploring the different types of wildlife that are native to Georgia. You'll get to visit our different wildlife stations to see and learn more about the animals that are common to our home state!

Audience(s):
  • Preschool (age 0-4)
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19
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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Zombies are roaming Emory's campus, and you must stop the spread of the disease before it's too late. Investigate a mock zombie outbreak at Emory, using real-world tools employed by Emory and CDC scientists. Players will study the environment, perform a lab test, interview mock patients and investigate vaccine and drug development to get to the bottom of this mysterious outbreak. Get your team together and register online!

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19
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Sun, 03/19/2017 -
3:00pm to 5:30pm

The 1990 film Tremors, starring Kevin Bacon and a pack of ravenous gigantic burrowing worms, is a monster-movie classic. But have you ever wondered if any real animals inspired these fictional worms? Join Fernbank Museum of Natural History and Emory paleontologist Tony Martin, for a screening of Tremors, followed by a lively discussion of science related to the film.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 19

03-20-2017

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Mon, 03/20/2017 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm

Join us for a dance performance that explores the intersectionality of race, identity, health and activism, as it relates to the goal of working towards an AIDS free generation. Immediately after the performance, the Emory Center for Ethics will host a conversation where we will hear the perspectives of the past, present and future of viral diseases with HIV as the centerpiece from scientists, public health researchers, and dancers.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 20
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Mon, 03/20/2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

We can't go back in time and directly observe the process of human evolution, but thankfully, scientists keep finding more and more ways to investigate our past. We find clues in footprints preserved in volcanic ash. We use cutting-edge imaging techniques to understand how the human brain evolved. Join members of Emory’s Anthropology Department to discuss recent discoveries, and examine a cast collection of fossilized skulls of our human ancestors.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 20

03-21-2017

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Tue, 03/21/2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Albert Einstein once said that time is an illusion. If not an illusion, perhaps it is just a social construction that limits us? When did time start? Will it end? What does time mean to science? It's about time we got some answers! Join us for an evening with local researchers who will share with us what time means to them and their science.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 21
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Tue, 03/21/2017 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm

You're the Expert is a live show and podcast. Through game show segments and hilariously misguided guesses, a panel of comedians including Atlanta native Shalewa Sharpe and Stuff You Should Know podcast host Chuck Bryant, will try to get to the bottom of what a distinguished scientist studies all day. You won't want to miss being part of the audience for this live show and podcast taping. You're the Expert is hosted by Chris Duffy and produced by Pretty Good Friends.

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Adults
All Dates:
  1. Mar 21

03-23-2017

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Thu, 03/23/2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm

This interactive event will take us to the heart of how the internet works. How exactly does YouTube show you videos so quickly? What are BitCoins and how do you get one? How does information move from one computer to another? We will answer these questions and more as we tinker with code, rotating through different stations doing everything from seeing how your Snapchat snaps move through space to learning how to hack a bank [simulated, of course].

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
All Dates:
  1. Mar 23
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Thu, 03/23/2017 -
7:45pm to 8:45pm

This interactive event will take us to the heart of how the internet works. How exactly does YouTube show you videos so quickly? What are BitCoins and how do you get one? How does information move from one computer to another? We will answer these questions and more as we tinker with code, rotating through different stations doing everything from seeing how your Snapchat snaps move through space to learning how to hack a bank [simulated, of course].

Audience(s):
  • Teens (age 13-18)
All Dates:
  1. Mar 23

03-24-2017

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Fri, 03/24/2017 -
3:30pm to 7:00pm

Come one, come all, to the Chemistry Carnival! Learn about the cutting-edge research Emory studies--through carnival games like Peptide Jenga and Bacterial Telepathy! Prizes will be awarded and scientists will be on-site to explain the laboratory research hiding behind each fun game concept.

Audience(s):
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 24
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Fri, 03/24/2017 -
3:30pm to 7:00pm

Ever play with giant soap bubbles, ride a hovercraft, or taste liquid nitrogen ice cream? How about journey through space and time as you gaze at the stars? Now you can with Physics Live! Come join the faculty and students at Emory University’s Department of Physics for an afternoon and evening of science exploration! Loads of exciting demonstrations, planetarium shows, and laboratory tours.

Audience(s):
  • Preschool (age 0-4)
  • Children (age 5-12)
  • Teens (age 13-18)
  • Families
All Dates:
  1. Mar 24