Science Festival Preview: Thursday March 22, 8:00 p.m.
Trivia Night at Shenanigans Irish Pub will be a special Science-Trivia night! Be sure to come out and see how ready you are for the festival!
Friday March 23: Science Festival Opening Event! UNG HNS Building
- 6:00 p.m.: Social Hour (HNS lobby outside the auditorium)
- 7:00 p.m.: Dr. Les Johnson, "Solar Sails: Traveling the Solar System (and beyond) with Sunlight!" (HNS auditorium)
- 8:00 p.m.: HNS Planetarium: "IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System"
- Continuously: Hands-on Astronomy Activities for the family
Saturday March 24: Locations vary
|Time||Science Panels @ Half Moon Saloon||Guest Author Talks @ Bourbon Street Grille||Science Speakers @ Dahlonega Community House||Children's Activities @ Woodmen Life Building||UNG Planetarium||UNG HNS Auditorium||
UNG MakerBot Innovation Center
|Community Based Events|
|9:00 to 10:00||
Frankenstein: Creation and Consequences
|Bryson Payne: Teach your Kids to Code||Hands on Science Activities for Kids|
|10:15 to 11:15||Astrobiology: Life on Other Worlds||Joseph Meany: “NanoYou: Medical, Ethical, and Environmental Effects of Nanotechnology”||Hands on Science Activities for Kids|
|11:30 to 12:30||
|Nancy Dalman: "Mysteries of the Deep"||Harry Potter Astronomy||Paul Thomas Chocolates: The Chemistry of Confections|
|12:30 to 1:30||Meet the Dwarf Planets||Makers Fair - Fun for the Whole Family||Canvas & Cork: The Chemistry of Art @ Littlefield Cottage|
|2:00 to 3:00||
Space Travel: Journey to Other Worlds
|James Costa: Darwin's Backyard||Chris Seminack: "The Geologic Impact of Hurricane Sandy"||IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System||Fun Weird Science (Families and kids)||Makers Fair - Fun for the Whole Family||
Paul Thomas Chocolates: The Chemistry of Confections
Canvas & Cork: The Chemistry of Art @ Littlefield Cottage
|3:15 to 4:15||If You Give a Scientist a Question…||Les Johnson & Joseph Meany: Graphene||Jessica Hartel: Landmines in the Forest: Assessing and Mitigating Anthropogenic Threats to Wild Chimpanzee Conservation in Uganda||Harry Potter Astronomy||Makers Fair - Fun for the Whole Family||Canvas & Cork: The Chemistry of Art @ Littlefield Cottage|
|4:30 to 5:30||
Science in Pop Culture
|Anthony Martin: The Underground Evolution||Scott Harris: “Assessing the Risk of Cosmic Collisions from the Geological Record of Asteroid Impacts”||Meet the Dwarf Planets||The Many Faces of Frankenstein: Film screening and panel discussion||Makers Fair - Fun for the Whole Family||Canvas & Cork: The Chemistry of Art @ Littlefield Cottage|
Saturday Evening, March 24: Joint Gala with the Dahlonega Literary Festival. Ticketed event.
Sunday March 25: 10:00 a.m. Our final activity: Brunch talk with paleontologist Anthony Martin: "Dinosaurs without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by Their Traces” at the Bourbon Street Grille