Dark Skies Protection: Science at Ponce City Market

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Tuesday October 2, 2018
      4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Ponce City Farmers Market, at the Shed on the Beltline
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  • Fee(s):
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Contact

A. Maureen Rouhi, Ph.D.
Director of Communications
College of Sciences

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Learn why the loss of dark skies is a problem.

Full Summary: Members of the Georgia Tech School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences present "Science Showcase at Ponce City Farmers Market" one Tuesday per month from June to November. Each month, they will bring to the market a timely topic of Earth science: Disaster Preparedness (June 12), Urbanization & the Water Cycle (July 3), Underwater Robots & Ice Sheets (Aug. 7), DIY Meteorology Kits (Sept. 4), Dark Skies Protection (Oct. 2), and Climate Change (Nov. 6) 

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Science Showcase at Ponce City Farmers Market

Georgia Tech will be at Ponce City Farmers Market one Tuesday a month from June to November. Graduates in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and faculty from the Georgia Tech School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences will share with customers and passersby science about our planet that they could apply to their daily lives.

Dark Skies Protection is the fifth of six programs making up "Science Showcase at Ponce City Farmers Market." The goal of this program is to inform the public of the growing problem of "dark skies." If you are at the farmers' market you can also learn   

  • why dark skies are important
  • what is causing loss of dark skies
  • about the impact of loss of dark skies to nocturnal animals
  • about amateur stargazing

 

Series Schedule
Following are the topics for "Science Showcase at Ponce City Farmers Market" through November, as well as the Georgia Tech volunteers:

The showcase is an initiative of Ph.D. student Tiegan Hobbs. Georgia Tech's science presence at Ponce City Farmers Market was made possible by Hobbs's collaboration with its market manager, Stephanie Luke.

 

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

College of Sciences, EAS

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Categories
Student sponsored
Keywords
Ponce City Farmers Market, Graduates of EAS, Elizabeth Spiers, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, College of Sciences
Status
  • Created By: A. Maureen Rouhi
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jul 5, 2018 - 3:50pm
  • Last Updated: Jul 5, 2018 - 3:53pm