An Evening of Wonder: Life and Art on Earth and Beyond

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday June 6, 2018 - Thursday June 7, 2018
      5:30 pm - 7:59 pm
  • Location: Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
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  • Fee(s):
    Free entrance, drinks, and snacks; food for purchase available from food trucks
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Summary Sentence: An astrobiology event for the family brought to you by AbGradCon 2018

Full Summary: Organizers of AbGradCon 2018 invite all for an evening of fun and learning about astrobiology. 

  • Astrobiology for the Family Astrobiology for the Family
  • Meet Astronaut Lawrence DeLucas Meet Astronaut Lawrence DeLucas

Astrobiology for the Family, brought to you by AbGradCon 2018

Is life in other planets possible?

Come to the Ferst Center in Georgia Tech and find out what young scientists have to say about the possibility of life in other planets.

Explore the wonders of life on our planet and outer space in a place where science and art meet. 

Marvel at the light- and computer-generated simulations of environments outside Earth, such as that of Mars! 

Interact with robots.

Talk to a real astronaut!

Join the organizers and participants of AbGradCon 2018 to have fun and learn about astrobiology


5:30-7.00 pm. Food and Exploration. Ferst Center Atrium.

Walk through demonstration stations to explore questions such as: How diverse is life on Earth? How might life look outside Earth? How do we search for life? What makes you wonder? Food for purchase will be available from food trucks.

7-7.30 pm. The Golden Record Performance, a Performance. Ferst Center Outdoor Amphitheater

This movement-based performance is inspired by the contents of The Golden Record, a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. The disk was carried by the space probes Voyager 1 and 2, when they blasted off for interstellar space in 1977. The Golden Record is a time capsule, intended to communicate a story of our world to extraterrestrials. The contents were selected by a NASA committee chaired by Carl Sagan

We will imagine through modern dance, aerial arts, live music, and projected images, how humanity might look through the eyes of the life forms that may one day encounter Voyager 1 or 2  and The Golden Record.

7.30-8 PM  In Space, Within the Stars: A Conversation with an Astronaut. Ferst Center Outdoor Ampitheater

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In Campus Calendar

College of Sciences, Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC), EAS, School of Biological Sciences, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Mathematics, School of Physics, School of Psychology

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Arts and Performance
AbGradCon 2018, Astrobiology
  • Created By: A. Maureen Rouhi
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: May 9, 2018 - 9:38am
  • Last Updated: May 18, 2018 - 4:15pm