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
Following are the topics for "Science Showcase at Ponce City Farmers Market" through November, as well as the Georgia Tech volunteers:
- June 12, Disaster Preparedness, Tiegan Hobbs
- July 3, Urbanization & the Water Cycle, Shannon Owings
- Aug. 7, Underwater Robots & Ice Sheets, Ben Hurwitz and Dan Dichek
- Sept. 4, DIY Meteorology Kits, Louisa Barama and Miguel Neves
- Oct. 2, Dark Skies Protection, Elizabeth Spiers
- Nov. 6, Climate Change, Kim Cobb
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.