July 16. Special Event ST&T: A Moonwalk to Celebrate the Moon Landing.

July 16. 845 pmBeltline at Fourth Ward Skatepark and King of Pops Window. There is street parking on North Highland Ave and a garage on Elizabeth Ave. Aim your GPS toward: 830 Willoughby Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 50 years ago man landed on the moon. Let’s take a walk on the night of the Full Moon (and 50 years from the day the Apollo mission launched toward the moon) and learn about our closest celestial neighbor. Join us for a special edition ST&T held in conjunction with our partners: the Atlanta Science Festival and their “Month of the Moon” festival. Our speaker will be: Scott Harris, Staff Planetary Geologist,… Read More

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July – Science Tails & Trails – Birding: Modern Day Dino Hunting

July 13, Noon. Rose Circle Park July’s ST&T will focus on “Birding: aka Dinosaur Hunting” hosted by Jason Ward . Jason Ward is a birder, writer, and Outreach Coordinator for the National Audubon Society. Born and raised in The Bronx, NYC, his love for wildlife began at a young age when he fell in love with dinosaurs. This infatuation provided him with an escape from childhood obstacles. Now, he gets to share his love for modern-day dinosaurs with the public, in his web series; “Birds of North America”. Jason’s mission is to change the way the public views wildlife, and to blaze a trail for future generations of children growing up… Read More

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Aug 22: Volunteer Interest Meeting

Aug 22. Manuel’s Tavern, Eagles Nest Room, 602 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta. 7-10pm. Are you an enthusiastic scientist or friend of science? Do you want to be more involved? Do you like volunteering? Do you like to drink beer? If you answered yes to at least one of those questions, come join us to learn more about Science for Georgia. If you want to be a part of Science for Georgia, and can’t make it to Manuel’s, please email us. We need your help.

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June – Science Tails & Trails – How the Brain Works

June 8, Noon. Rose Circle Park June’s ST&T will focus on “How the Brain Works” hosted by Leah Krevitt. From federal research grants to panicked WebMD searches, we ask a lot of different questions about our brains. How do real-world observations translate into basic neurobiology research agendas–and how do those experimental insights come back to impact our lives? The answers to these questions are as diverse and convoluted as…well, as the neural circuits we’ll use to discuss them. Leah Krevitt is a wayward neurobiologist who has bet the lives of numerous worms, rats, and mice on the idea that well-designed behavioral experiments can change the world. No matter the model,… Read More

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May – Science Tails & Trails

May 11, Noon. Rose Circle Park This month’s ST&T will feature Dr. Anthony (Tony) Martin. Dr. Martin is geologist and paleontologist at Emory University, where he teaches classes in geology, paleontology, and environmental sciences. He is especially interested in traces, such as tracks, burrows, and nests, which he will teach us to recognize as we walk along the trail. He will also likely talk about the dinosaurs we’ll see along the way, which some people still insist on calling “birds.”

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Partner Event: Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop

The sixth Interstellar Symposium is Nov 10-15 in Wichita, KS. Scholarships are available. Apply here. The purpose of TVIW is to facilitate interstellar research and exploration by hosting regular summit meetings, encouraging educational advances, publishing technical and scientific papers, and supporting literature and culture, all in the service of enhancing public understanding and dialogue toward interstellar exploration. TVIW will assist in building a technological, philosophical, and economic infrastructure that advances the goal of establishing outposts throughout the Solar System and, finally, achieving a pathway to the stars.

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May the 4th

Science for Georgia will be at the Race Through Space. The Race Through Space is a 5K or 1.6K run/walk through Piedmont Park. The 5K departs from the sun and tours a scale layout of the solar system. The 1.6K ends at Saturn instead of Neptune. All proceeds from this event go to support Atlanta Science Festival Inc, a 501c3 non-profit corporation. 

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March for Science Atlanta, 2019

Georgia scientists and supporters took to the streets to march for science on April 22nd, 2017. It was an unforgettable display of advocacy that brought in over 4,000 people. Organizers however knew the problematic culture of labeling science and facts “fake news” wouldn’t go away so they made plans to grow as an institution in order to continue advocating for science. Organizers began the process of filing for non-profit status as ‘Science for Georgia, Inc’, with a mission to “improve communication among scientists and the public, increase public engagement with science, and advocate for the responsible use of science in public policy” in Georgia. It has operated as a non-profit… Read More

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