2019 Science Festival Schedule

Submitted by dahlonegascience on Thu, 03/01/2018 - 14:46

Thursday Feb. 28th: PRE-FESTIVAL EVENT 

  • 7:00pm: Science Trivia Night at  Shenanigans Irish Pub (87 North Chestatee Street)

Friday March 1:  OPENING EVENT! 

Come out to the UNG Health and Natural Science Building (HNS)  for our kick-off!  Have some family fun with hands-on science activities, learn about space flight with Trina Ray, and enjoy a planetarium show!

  • 5:30 pm: Doors Open; Welcome!
  • 6:00 pm: Early Bird Planetarium show:  Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight”
  • 7:00 pm: Trina Ray (Keynote Speaker, NASA/JPL): “Exploring the Ocean Moons of the Outer Solar System” 
  • 8:00 pm: Planetarium Show: Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight”

Saturday March 2:  MAIN EVENTS!

Join us for several events ranging from family activities to panels, talks and planetarium shows.

  • Bourbon Street Grille:  Featured Speakers
  • Dahlonega Community House: Discovery Center
  • Dahlonega Old Jail:  Forensics Lab, Crime Scene, and Escape Room
  • Naturally Georgia:  Info center and informal discussion with speakers
  • Shenanigans Irish Pub: Panels
  • UNG Makerbot Innovation Center:  Makers’ Fair
  • UNG HNS Building:  Planetarium shows and Science of the Circus
  • Woodmen of the World: Hands-on family activities

For more details scroll down to find a detailed schedule in table format.

 

Sunday March 3:  FESTIVAL CLOSING TALK

Our festival wraps up with a special Brunch talk: 

  •  Trina Ray (NASA/JPL): "The Voyager Spacecraft - Exiting the Solar System - A Milestone for Mankind"Launched in 1977 the twin Voyager spacecraft blazed a trail of exploration through the planets of the outer solar system.  But it is their final mission success that places them in the history books.  Both spacecraft have exited the solar system and are transmitting data back from interstellar space (the first manmade objects to achieve that milestone).  Come hear about the amazing 40 plus years of discovery by these groundbreaking spacecraft and the recent science results from Voyager 2 which joined its twin in interstellar space just a few months ago.

at the Bourbon Street GrilleSocialize and order your brunch @ 10:00 am Talk begins promptly at 11:00 am.  Seats are first come, first served.

 

SATURDAY’S FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: SESSION SCHEDULE

 

These activities are scheduled for specific times at various locations around Dahlonega.  For events at Shenanigans and Bourbon Street, please arrive early if you plan to order food and/or a beverage to enjoy during the event.

 

Time

Science Talks @ Bourbon Street Grille

Science Panels @ Shenanigans Irish Pub

UNG HNS Building

Community Activities

10:00

Marianne Shockley:

Insects as Food:  They are Delicious and Nutritious!

Our Blue Planet: Living and Non-Living System Interactions

 

Science & Food:

The Chemistry of Confections

Paul Thomas Chocolates 

Dahlonega Square

LIMIT: 12 participants

11:15

Marshall Shepherd: Zombies, Sports, & Cola: Implications for Communicating Weather & Climate Change

The Science of Space Exploration

Planetarium:

Exploring Exoplanets

 

12:30

Kim Steadman: Roving Mars

What's Lurking in your Genome?

Planetarium:

Harry Potter Astronomy

Science & Food:

The Chemistry of Confections

Paul Thomas Chocolates 

Dahlonega Square

LIMIT: 12 participants

1:45

John Wise:  Computing the Origins of Galaxies

Exploring the Energy Frontier

Planetarium:

Exploring Exoplanets

Science & Art: The Science of Color: Human Visual Perception

Canvas & Cork, Littlefield Cottage

3:00

Larry Young:

The Neurobiology of Love: Lessons from the Prairie Voles

The Story of Our Universe: From the Big Bang to Stars and Planets

Planetarium:

Harry Potter Astronomy

 

4:15

Russell Cutts: Primitive or Sophisticated? Human ingenuity seen through an ancient lens.

Tales from NASA JPL Spacecraft Operations

Auditorium:

Science of the Circus!

 

 

SATURDAY’S FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: ONGOING ACTIVITIES

 

These activities are ongoing and, unless noted, do not start at specific times.  Attendees are welcome to come and go anytime while they are open.  Please note that parents must accompany children at all events; unsupervised children should never be dropped off and left alone for any of these activities.

 

Time

Dahlonega Community House

MakerBot Innovation Center

Dahlonega Old Jail

Woodmen Life

10:00

 

 

 

Hands-on Science Children's activities

11:15

12:00

Meet the Scientists

 

Left Hall

Noon – 5

Discovery Center

 

Right Hall

Noon - 5

Forensics Lab &

Crime Scene

 

Down

Stairs

Noon - 5

Escape Room

 

Upstairs

Noon - 5

 

1:45

Makers Fair

 Exciting science, engineering and DIY activities

 

Noon - 5

3:00

4:15