July 16. 845 pm
Fourth Ward Skatepark – to the Beltline. 830 Willoughby Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
50 years ago man landed on the moon. Let’s take a walk on the night of the Full Moon (and 50 years from the day the Apollo mission launched toward the moon) and learn about our closest celestial neighbor.
Join us for a special edition ST&T held in conjunction with our partners: the Atlanta Science Festival and their “Month of the Moon” festival.
Our speaker will be: Scott Harris, Staff Planetary Geologist, Fernbank Science Center
A sixth-generation Georgia native, Scott Harris became interested in geology at a young age, examining his first thin section under the petrographic microscope at age 7. Receiving his formal education in planetary geology at Arizona State University, the University of Georgia, and Brown University, he has been fortunate to have been mentored by some of the icons in the field. A Goldwater Scholar, NASA Space Grant Fellow, and Circumnavigators Foundation Fellow, Scott has worked on basaltic volcanoes and asteroid impact craters all over the globe for comparison to spacecraft data from the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the moons of Jupiter.
Settling back in his home state, Scott has served as visiting lecturer of mineralogy at Georgia State University, visiting researcher in impact geology at Auburn University, and geologist for the Georgia Department of Transportation. In 2014, he seized the opportunity to become the staff planetary geologist at Fernbank Science Center and the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium where he strives to educate and inspire the next generation of scientists and explorers.