Astrobiology for the Family

Is life in other planets possible? Visit us at the Ferst Center Lobby in Georgia Tech and find out what young scientists have to say about it. Explore the wonders of life on our planet and outer space in a place where science and art meet: interact with robots, be amazed by projected environments (like Mars!) and talk to a real astronaut! Join us to have fun and learn about Astrobiology.

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5:00-7:00 pm Food and Exploration. Location: Ferst Center atrium.

Walk through our stations to explore questions such as: How diverse is life on this planet, how could life look somewhere else? How do we search for life? What makes you wonder?

7:00-7:30 pm The Golden Record Performance (excerpt). Location: Ferst Center Outdoor Ampitheater

A movement based performance inspired by the contents of The Golden Record. We will imagine through modern dance, aerial arts, live music, and projections how humanity might look through the eyes of the lifeforms that may one day encounter Voyager and The Golden Record, which Carl Sagan arranged to send into space 40 years ago.

7:30 pm In space, within the stars - a conversation. Location: Ferst Center Outdoor Ampitheater

A NASA astronaout will talk about his life growing up and the opportunities that led him to become an Astronaut, and answer questions from the public.

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