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Dahlonega Science Festival

3rd Annual Dahlonega Science Festival March 6-8, 2020

The festival hosts dozens of science-themed activities for all ages. All events are free and open to the public. A full schedule and more information can be found on the Dahlonega Science Cafe website. You can also follow festival information on Facebook and Twitter.

Science Festival Planetarium Shows

The Coleman planetarium, located in room 234 of the Health & Natural Sciences Building will present the following shows during the festival:

Friday, March 6 at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Max Goes to the Moon (5 p.m.)
Journey with Max the dog and a little girl named Tori to visit the Moon, based on the award-winning children’s book, Max Goes to the Moon by Dr. Jeffrey Bennett. We’ll learn about the real science of what it would be like to stand or throw a frisbee on the Moon! Runtime: 35 minutes

One Day on Mars (6 p.m. and 8 p.m.) 
Spend a day on Mars touring the grand sights, and learn about past missions that built our view of Mars today. We’ll stop by Georgia for a view of the current night sky and journey once more to the Red Planet to explore current and future missions! Runtime: 50 minutes

Saturday, March 7 at 10:20 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:10 p.m., 3:20 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Harry Potter Astronomy
Peer into the magical world of Harry Potter through the lens of science!  We'll explore how J.K. Rowling used constellations, star names, and astronomy to add depth to the characters and enchanting classes of Hogwarts. Runtime: 50 minutes

Join us to:

  • Fly through the universe and explore the night sky during planetarium shows.
  • Hear talks and discuss science with experts in many science topics.
  • Do hands-on science activities for the whole family.
  • Test your skills in our escape room.
  • Build projects to take home.

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