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Dahlonega Science Festival

The first annual Dahlonega Science Festival will take place on the weekend of March 23-25, 2018. There will be events located throughout downtown Dahlonega as well as on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Come discover the incredible world around us through science-themed activities!

For a full schedule of events, see the Dahlonega Science Cafe website. You can also follow festival information on Facebook and Twitter through the Dahlonega Science Council.

Festival Planetarium Shows

Friday, March 23

Time Event

8:00 p.m.

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

Find out how the Interstellar Boundary Explorer is used to map the edge of our Solar System!

Begins after a 7 p.m. talk titled "Solar Sails: Traveling the Solar System (and Beyond!) with Sunlight" by special guest speaker Les Johnson (NASA physicist) next to the planetarium in HNS room 232.

Saturday, March 24

Time Event

11:30 a.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.

12:30 p.m.

Meet the Dwarf Planets

Meet the small, but amazing worlds of our solar system known as the Dwarf Planets. We'll visit the bright spots of Ceres, heart-shaped tundras of Pluto, the oblong oddness of Haumea, and more!

2:00 p.m.

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

3:15 p.m. Harry Potter Astronomy
4:30 p.m. Meet the Dwarf Planets

Join us to:

  • Fly through the universe during planetarium shows on our Digistar 5 full-dome planetarium projection system.
  • Watch demonstrations of exciting science phenomena.
  • Hear talks by local science enthusiasts, scientists, and UNG professors.
  • Do hands-on science activities.
  • Ask questions at Q&A panels with scientists

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