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Dahlonega Science Festival

The third annual Dahlonega Science Festival will take place on the weekend of March 6-8, 2020.

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For updates, see the Dahlonega Science Cafe website. You can also follow festival information on Facebook and Twitter.


Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, July 20, 2019

The UNG Department of Physics and Astronomy, George, E. Coleman Sr. Planetarium and the Dahlonega Science Council will host a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on Saturday, July 20, 2019. 

All activities of the event are free and open to the public, no reservations required.

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Events:

Hands-on kids' activities and safe, solar observing from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Birth of Planet Earth planetarium show at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Talk by NASA aerospace engineer Sabrina Thompson at 7:30 p.m.
Night sky observing (weather permitting) at 9:30 p.m.

UNG Health and Natural Science building from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
North Georgia Astronomical Observatory at 9:30 p.m.

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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