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Georgia State at the Atlanta Science Festival, March 22-29

Closeup on a molecule model made out of balloons.
Photo courtesy of Kevin Harber on Flickr. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Whether you’re science faculty, a science major, or just looking for interesting events, the Atlanta Science Festival has something for you. As one of the Atlanta Science Festival sponsors, Georgia State University is holding a variety of free events, showcasing the work of GSU science faculty and exploring the wide range of research, education, and outreach done around Atlanta. For more information on individual sessions, visit Georgia State University at the Atlanta Science Festival or the Atlanta Science Festival homepage.

Georgia State University Science and Art Open House (March 22, 9:30am – 2:30pm)
See what Georgia State faculty and students are accomplishing in the sciences at this open house at the Petit Science Center. Take a look at our science education and outreach in the traveling Bio-Bus or watch videos on the over 2 million pixels of our Viz Wall. Thinking of majoring in math or the sciences? Stop by to talk to faculty and current majors at our majors fair.

GSU Geoscience at Stone Mountain Park (March 22, 10:00am – 3:00pm)
Discover Stone Mountain Park through guided tours and geocaching hunts run by GSU Geoscience faculty.

GSU Astronomy at Hard Labor Creek Observatory (March 22, 7:15pm – 9:00pm)
Ever seen the edges of the visible universe? Visit this open house at Hard Labor Creek to see the sky through the three telescopes that Georgia State’s astronomers use for research.

The Sound of Art (opening March 24, 6:00pm – 10:00pm; gallery March 25-28, 9:00am – 5:00pm)
Visit the Fusion Gallery to see art exploring “the science in art and art in science.” The opening ceremony will feature opening remarks by curator and exhibiting artist Craig Dongoski, along with interactive exhibits and artistic collaborations.

Eureka Screen Series (March 25-28, 7:00pm)
Watch science videos from a variety of filmmakers at Cinefest, with introductions and discussions from GSU science faculty and special guests. Topics include Science of the Mind (March 25), Sustainability (March 26), and Fantastic Fauna (March 27). On March 28, Science Channel producers will be showing “Through the Wormhole” at An Evening with the Science Channel (reception at 6:00 ($20), showing at 7:30).

Special Lecture on the Neuroscience of Memory (March 27, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
MIT neuroscientist Steven Ramirez speaks on his work on the neuroscience of memory in animals.

Make sure to check out the many other events at the Science Festival, including a cyborg drummer, lectures, stand-up and improv, hands-on experiences, events at many of Atlanta’s museums and parks, and more.