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For General Public


The GSGC has statewide activities for the General Public throughout the year. Many of these activities are held at the institutions with planetariums in the consortium (Agnes Scott College, Columbus State University, Georgia Southern University, University of North Georgia, and the University of West Georgia). In addition, the Museum of Aviation hosts a variety of activities throughout the year. Currently open opportunities will be posted on the main page


Atlanta Metro Area

Agnes Scott College

Bradley Observatory 2014-2015 Open House Lecture Series
The Bradley Observatory Open House Lecture Series is an over 60-year tradition at Agnes Scott College. Activities include Friday night openings of the College telescopes to the neighborhood; a monthly lecture and an "open house," where guests have an opportunity to mingle, see a planetarium show, and make observations with the Bradley Observatory telescopes.


SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA

Museum of Aviation

Museum of Aviation Foundation STEM Summer Camps
The Museum of Aviation Foundation Education Center’s National STEM Academy aims to educate, engage and inspire students and teachers in the foundations and innovations of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through motivating workforce development programs. It offers exceptional learning experiences to challenge students to apply theoretical knowledge of science and math in a problem-solving context.


SOUTHEAST GEORGIA

Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University Solar System Walk
GSGC funding is used to help design, manufacture and install a Solar System Walk on the Georgia Southern University Campus. This consists of nine markers with brass rubbing plaques placed at scaled distances from the Planetarium. As an outdoor activity in support of K-12 class visits to the Planetarium, students are given a “Solar System Passport” where they obtain rubbings from the plaques representing the inner planets that will reside in the planetarium courtyard. Students can return with their parents to complete their “passport” and decode from the rubbings the location of the final “comet” plaque.


WEST GEORGIA

University of West Georgia

Community Science Programs, Planetarium Presentations
The University of West Georgia hosts community events such as “Physics Demonstration Night” and “Astronomy Demonstration Night” for the general public. The programs also include digital planetarium shows such as “Archeoastronomy.” University of West Georgia STEM students design, construct, and present demonstrations at the Demo Nights and the Physics Club.