Astronomy News and Events

Pulitzer-Prize Winner Marilynne Robinson in a Creation Stories Conversation

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Carlos Museum, Reception Hall, Level Three
Cost: Free

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Housekeeping, Gilead, and Absence of Mind, Marilynne Robinson, and Emory astrophysicist Dr. Erin Bonning discuss the enduring power of creation stories and the ways in which science and religion both seek to illuminate our understanding of the place of human beings in the cosmos. Free and open to the public. Come early, space is limited.

This program is made possible by the Emory College David Goldwasser Series in Religion and the Arts and co-sponsored by the Candler School of Theology.

For more information see this article: http://news.emory.edu/stories/2015/03/er_take_note_robinson_bonning_conversation/campus.html

AntiquiTEA

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015
Times:

4:00 PM

Location:

Math and Science Planetarium
400 Dowman Drive
MSC - RM E300
Atlanta, GA 30322

Cost:

Free

Enjoy afternoon tea and scones as visiting artist Marcus Neustetter discusses his work Chasing Light, which will be projected on the dome of the planetarium for this event.  For more information about Marcus Neustetter's residency at Emory, see http://carlos.emory.edu/marcus-neustetter-artist-residence

Atlanta Science Festival: Science at Emory: The Lab Changing the World.

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Times:

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location:

White Hall 208

Cost:

Free

Last year's "The Lab at Emory: Science Changing the World" introduced the Atlanta community to the math that runs your heart, the secret language of bees, and the chemical structure of our universe. This year, join Emory scientists for another round of fast-paced, TED-style talks inspired by the United Nations designation of 2015 as the "International Year of Light and Light Based Technologies.” Learn how light plays a role in everything from the way we look at cells to the way we see the stars in the night sky. The event will include art installations and live chemistry demos. Arrive early to enjoy food trucks on Dowman Drive!

Emory's Planetarium Director, Professor Erin Bonning, will give a talk entitled: "Seeing the unseeable: how to split one star into two from a rooftop in Atlanta and how to monitor a hungry black hole from your living room anywhere."

For more information, see http://cse.emory.edu/ASF

Physics Live!

Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Times:

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Planetarium shows 11am and 12 pm

Location:

Math and Science Planetarium
400 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

Cost:

Free

Ever played with giant soap bubbles, ride a hovercraft, or tasted liquid nitrogen ice cream? How about journey through space and time as you gaze at the stars? Now you can with Physics Live! Come join the faculty and students at Emory University’s Department of Physics for a day full of fun physics demonstrations, tours of our laboratories, and amazing planetarium shows (11am and 12pm). Attendees will also have a chance to discuss a career in science and technology with our faculty and students!

For more information, see http://cse.emory.edu/ASF

World Premiere: Heaven Doesn't Talk, by Carolyn Chen

Date: Friday, March 27, 2015
Times:

8:00 PM

Location:

Math and Science Planetarium
400 Dowman Drive
MSC - RM E300
Atlanta, GA 30322

Cost:

$5+

Atlanta-based new music ensemble Chamber Cartel kicks off their fourth season, Bhavana, with a premiere of Heaven Doesn't Talk by Carolyn Chen at the Emory Planetarium. Dr. Chen will be at the premiere, and there will be a lecture about the piece as well as a Q&A session for the audience after the concert. Dr. Erin Bonning, director of the Emory Planetarium will be hosting the event as well as projecting a beautiful array of stars above the performers for this performance.

Funding is generously provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for this Creation Stories Project administered through the Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts.

For more information and to purchase tickets: http://www.chambercartel.com/Chamber_Cartel/News.html

Aural Pleasure Concert

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Times:

6:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Location:

Math and Science Planetarium
400 Dowman Drive
MSC - RM E300
Atlanta, GA 30322

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