Discovery Day

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Eureka Screen Series

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Fusion Gallery

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Plastic Gyre Symposium

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Discovery Day is a Science Open House that highlights science and math at Georgia State University, with fun for all ages. On campus at the state-of-the-art Petit Science Center, explore science and math with over 20 hands-on stations and a Career Blitz every hour on the hour. Hop aboard the Bio-Bus parked on Piedmont Avenue to check out a sampler of the science activities we take to K-12 schools, libraries, and community groups. Share your excitement by posting pics from the Smilebooth. Learn about our other events through movie trailers and in-person event reps, including Eureka Screen Series, Fusion Gallery, and the Plastic Gyre Symposium. Off campus, join a team of geoscientists at Stone Mountain or see a Starry Starry Night with a team of astronomers at Hard Labor Creek!

Georgia State University will present three full evenings, of science-themed documentaries from filmmakers all over the world. Each program will focus on a different theme including: The Human Condition, Fantastic Fauna, and Sustainability. Between presentations GSU Science Faculty and special guests will offer insights into the films’ subject matter and its scientific relevance to our community.​

Born of age-old concepts that energy exists beyond our normal perception, “dragon lines” are imagined pathways of electromagnetism and “life force” creating a web across the surface of the planet. Visiting artist, Duncan Laurie, leads Dragonline Studio, home to projects that create Sonoforms – electronic music compositions based on subtle voltages from electrodes on rocks and plants. Now we wonder, are these Sonoforms tapping into some intrinsic natural force produced by these objects? What have we learned about these phenomena through science? Does our scientific knowledge influence our experience of artistic Sonoforms, or does the art stand for itself? Join the Fusion Gallery at Whitespace for mysterious musical renderings and lively discussion about fusing natural and man-made aesthetics, as Dragonline travels to Atlanta. Hosted by Georgia State’s Craig Dongoski.

The Gyre is the scientific term for the ocean currents that propel plastic pollution around the world. The symposium goals are to expose the environmental and public health issues related to plastic pollution and to work collaboratively to offer solutions. Conceived by Pam Longobardi, GSU Distinguished University Professor, Professor of Art and founder of the Drifters Project, this unique conference brings together top scientists, artists, activists and industry as partners to raise awareness about the global crisis of plastic pollution. The symposium is free and open to the public, and will feature panel sessions, film screenings, a pop-up art exhibit, and a “call-to-action” press conference to affirm collaborative solutions on how to address and reduce plastic pollution.


Purchase fun and exciting merchandise from all of our events!

Our traveling pop-up store has unique and exciting merchandise from each event. Find cool items such as:

Pens and Pencils
Custom Mugs
Water Bottles
Flash Drives
Rubik’s Cubes
And much more!

Georgia State University is a Gold Sponsor of the Atlanta Science Festival

Petit Science Center 100 Piedmont Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30303 Location of Discovery Day
Whitespace 814 Edgewood Ave. Atlanta, GA 30307 Location for Fusion Gallery
GSU Salon Ballrooms Student Center 44 Courtland St. SE Atlanta, GA 30303 Location for Gyre Symposium – Day One – Thursday
David J. Sencer CDC Museum 1600 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30329 Location for the Gyre Symposium – Day Two – Friday
Location for Eureka Screen Series
G Deck 52 Courtland Street Southeast Atlanta, GA 30303 Location for Parking during On-Campus Events

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