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Dahlonega Science Festival

The second annual Dahlonega Science Festival will take place on the weekend of March 1 - 3, 2019. There will be events located throughout downtown Dahlonega as well as on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Science festival events, including planetarium shows, are free and open to the public.

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

Festival Planetarium Shows

Friday, March 1

Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight
Showtimes: 6:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

See a vision of the future technologies that may allow humanity to reach the stars and planets beyond our solar system. We'll also look at the current night sky and explore exciting recent discoveries in astronomy! We’ve added an early viewing this year for families with children. 

Saturday, March 2

Exploring Exoplanets: Another Giant Leap for Mankind
Showtimes: 11:15 a.m. & 1:45 p.m.

Almost 50 years ago on July 20, 1969 the first humans set foot on the Moon. Today, the Moon is still the furthest our species has traveled, but not the furthest we've explored. Join us to learn about the most distant planets discovered, planets outside our solar system: Exoplanets!

Harry Potter Astronomy
Showtimes: 12:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

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.

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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