Gearing up for the World Science Festival

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tomorrow morning I’ll leave for New York (once again!), this time to go to the World Science Festival. Astronomy and Discover magazines will be partnering with Scistarter, the citizen science group headed by Darlene Cavalier (who is also behind the Science Cheerleaders!). Discover Editor-in-Chief Steve George and I will be representing the two magazines.

The World Science Festival will draw some 300,000 or more people over the next few days for talks, films, workshops, a star party, a huge street fair, and other activities, all celebrating science.

For us, one of the festival’s highlights will be the star party we’ll be helping to put on with friends at Celestron, the world’s largest telescope manufacturer, who will be represented by Kevin Kawai, Jason Mulek, and Bryana Holcomb. We will have great fun showing countless folks the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, and other treats.

The star party will be held on Saturday evening, May 30, beginning at 7 p.m., at Brooklyn Bridge Park, across from Manhattan, in Brooklyn, and with the Brooklyn Bridge skimming the horizon.

If you’re in New York, I will see you there.

More information on the festival can be found here.

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