Magnetic Pizzazz at Tellus Science Museum

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Tellus Science Museum

Tellus Science Museum — located at I-75’s Exit 293 in Cartersville, GA —  is a 120,000 square foot museum that is worthy of being in any big city in America.

There are four main galleries at Tellus:

• The Weinman Mineral Gallery

• The Fossil Gallery

• Science in Motion and

• The Collins Family “My Big Backyard.”

Tellus allows kids a hands-on experience with fascinating displays and educational exhibits.  Everybody is a kid at heart in the 120-seat digital planetarium, with its observatory and state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope.

Tellus believes science matters, so they engage, educate and inspire visitors to love science.

 Special Presentation: A Light in the Darknesstellus magnet

C. C. Culver — the only woman mission controller on the Lunar Prospector Mission — will present “A Light in the Darkness: Magnetic Pizzazz” on Friday evening, June 14th at 7 PM.

Come and get a basic understanding of the Lunar Prospector’s Detection of Magnetic Fields on the Moon, and what this has to do with the Earth.

You’ll also hear about what magnetic fields have to do with ancient Greece, the Bermuda Triangle, GPS and possibly Stonehenge.

Most lectures are recommended for ages 8 and up and begin at 7 PM (unless otherwise indicated). The museum remains open until 9 PM.

Regular admission rates apply.

On these evenings, Tellus offers members-only planetarium showings from 5-9 PM.  The observatory is open only to members from 5-10 PM, weather permitting.

Parents might want to hide the bleach, blasting caps, baking soda and assorted ammo before taking the kids to Tellus’ presentation on Wednesday, June 26th at noon.

Chemistry of Fireworks

fireworks 2In this kid-friendly talk, Tellus explores the science behind the many colors and shapes of fireworks.

Learn all about this holiday tradition, just in time for the Fourth of July!

Lunch and Learn takes place the fourth Wednesday of every month at noon in the Private Dining Room.

Lunch and Learn is free for members and included in regular admission for non-members.

No outside food is allowed, but everyone is welcome to bring in food from the Tellus Café. Presentations are recommended for ages 8 and up (unless otherwise indicated) and begin at 12:15

Start your summer with a bang at Tellus!

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