Upcoming Events

Coleman Planetarium @ UNG: Tales of a Time Traveler (Nov 1 - Nov 22 - NO Reservations)

Submitted by dahlonegascience on Thu, 08/31/2017 - 13:27

The current show is titled The Sun, Our Living Star.

The show begins with a 23-minute full dome video that explores time itself! Join us to discover the illusive nature of time and journey through the history of the Earth, stars and universe. Narrated by David Tennant.

The show continues with a live presentation of the Fall 2019 evening sky and will include exciting recent discoveries in astronomy.

These shows are FREE to the public.  Our regular shows are every Friday night at 8 pm, doors open at 7:30 pm.  Winter hours begin November 8, moving the show time up half an hour to 7:30 pm, doors open at 7 pm.  Reservations not accepted.  For more information see: https://ung.edu/planetarium/index.php

Monday February 3, 6:30 p.m.: Forever Chemicals: What we know about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and what we still need to learn

Submitted by dahlonegascience on Thu, 12/05/2019 - 21:29

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large class of man-made chemicals that have been used for decades in many consumer products and some firefighting foams. PFAS are highly persistent in the environment and have been shown to accumulate in people. Over the last decade, scientific evidence has demonstrated that PFAS exposure is widespread. The public health community is now working to understand how that exposure has occurred, to stop future exposure from occurring, and to determine how PFAS may impact human health. This talk will address what we know about PFAS, what we don’t know, and how the public health community is responding. 

Dr. Rachel Rogers is a toxicologist and subject matter expert in per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Rachel has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Georgia (Athens, GA, 2006), an MA in Environmental Studies/Reproductive Toxicology from Brown University (Providence, RI, 2008), and a PhD in Toxicology from the University of Georgia (Athens, GA, 2016).  Her research has focused on pharmacokinetic modeling of PFAS with an emphasis on human exposure. She has authored or co-authored many peer reviewed journal articles on the topic. She has worked at the CDC with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry since 2008 and currently serves as the Scientific Lead for the PFAS Community of Practice.

Monday March 30, 6:30 p.m.: Fungi!

Submitted by dahlonegascience on Mon, 01/13/2020 - 13:16

Dr. Ashlee McCaskill from UNG will present a talk on fungi.  More information to follow.