Out of this world - Telescope

Out of this World

Out of this world - Telescope

With science, we can learn about places far away from our own planet! Escape this planetary world with these Atlanta Science Festival events, taking place March 9-23.

Decatur Makers Solar Science Celebration! | March 9th 12:00 PM

Presented by Decatur Makers 

Shine a light on your creative curiosity with Decatur Maker’s Solar Science Festival!  From experiments in the sun to eclipse demonstrations, from Make & Takes to 3D Printer, Laser Cutter, and E-Shop Eclipse Viewer Creation Demonstrations, people of all ages will enjoy the sunny maker merriment.  So come celebrate the sun, learn new creative skills, and take home an Eclipse Viewer to continue your cosmic explorations during April’s eclipse!

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Search for Life in the Universe | March 10th 3:00 PM

Presented by Fox Theatre

Beginning with Mars, we review the ongoing effort to search for habitable planets, liquid water, and life in the cosmos, culminating in the search for intelligent life, whether it already exists on Earth. Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator with the uncanny ability to simplify complex cosmic concepts that the average person understands and finds entertaining.

The first 200 people to use code ASF2024 get 25% off select tickets!

*Offer is subject to availability

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Daylight Stargazing with Georgia Tech| March 14th 9:45 AM

Presented by STEM@GTRI, Georgia Tech Observatory

Join the Georgia Tech Observatory and STEM@GTRI for an astronomical nighttime observation — during the day! Using the Observatory’s Aloha Telescope, located on Maui, we’ll have the opportunity to give YOU control of the telescope to view the Moon, galaxies, nebula, and more! Tune in from wherever you are, school, work or home for this virtual experience.

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Cosmic Theology: Exploring Faith and Astrobiology | March 14th 7:00 PM

Presented by First Christian Church of Decatur, Gentle Spirit Christian Church

In a world where science and religion are often seen as polarizing forces, we aim to bridge the gap between science and religion. Astrobiology and spirituality share a common basis: the search for understanding our place in the universe. Join First Christian Church of Decatur, Gentle Spirit Christian Church, and Georgia Tech Astrobiology for this panel discussion and open dialogue blending science and spirituality. By bringing these two topics together, we’ll think critically and creatively about the mysteries of the universe and our place within it.

No registration necessary.

Stars, Space Rocks, and Other Out of this World Awesomeness | March 15th 7:00 PM

Presented by GSU Perimeter College

Join us for an evening of star gazing in our observatory and get a unique chance to explore objects from outer space! We’ll have meteorite samples and space stuff for you to get a close look at under microscopes. Come on out for a space-tacular time!

No registration necessary.

How Do Astronauts Stay Healthy in Space? | March 15th 5:30 PM

Presented by Jennifer Swanson Books, Mayo Clinic Press 

How do astronauts sleep in space? What do they eat? And how does microgravity change their eyes and their hearts? Award-winning children’s STEM author Jennifer Swanson will explore all of the COOL things that astronauts do while living in microgravity as told in her book, Spacecare: The Kids’ Guide to Surviving Space (Mayo Clinic Press Kids/Smithsonian). With interactive activities, awesome pictures and videos, this presentation will give you some out-of-this world knowledge about what it’s like to live in space!

No registration necessary.

Astronomy of Star Wars | March 18th 6:00 PM

Presented by GSU Perimeter College

One with the Force you are? Join us for an all-ages sci-fi adventure where Professor Jay Dunn teaches us about aliens and worlds in our galaxy and in a galaxy far, far away!

No registration necessary

Paranormal Phenomena and Pseudo-sciences | March 21st 6:00 PM

Presented by GSU Perimeter College  

Flat Earth, aliens, astrology, oh my! What’s science? What isn’t? Join scientists and academics to dig into the evidence and science behind these topics and more!

No registration necessary.