NASA, Explore Mars, Flying Saucer Art, & 80 Other Science, Technology, & Art Exhibitors Team Up with Country & Rock Artists at the Music City Eclipse Festival

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Adventure Science Center to host giant eclipse festival this weekend, August 19 and 20

Nashville's premier science center will host a giant science, technology, and music festival this weekend with 80 different hands-on science, technology, and art exhibitor booths from across the U.S., a concert stage with live music and entertainment, and a host of science notables scheduled to speak about space, astronomy and past, current, and future eclipses. The outdoor festival has no cost.

SPEAKERS: Dr. Bernard Foing, Chief Scientist of the European Space Agency; Dr. Jody Singer, Deputy Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center; Captain Robert Lee “Hoot” Gibson, NASA Astronaut; Dr. Jason Rhodes Astrophysicist & Principal Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab; Dr. Alina Rhodes Astrophysicist & Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab; Artemis Westenberg President and Co-Founder of Explore Mars; Alice Hoffman, President of the National Space Society and Program Manager for Enterprise Space; Liz Kennick, Teachers in Space


Meet a Real NASA Astronaut!
By NASA Space Launch System

Be a Martian Scientist & Dig for Life in "Martian" Dirt
By Explore Mars

STRATOSPHERIC GLIDER: Climb Inside thePerian 2 Cockpit Mockup!
Teachers In Space

SPACE FASHION: Design a Space Suit for theFinal Frontier
Teachers In Space

How to get your experiments aboard the International Space Station
Teachers In Space

Launch a High Altitude Ballon Experiment!

Program it! Biotech it! Game it!
Tennessee Tech STEM Bus
Tennessee Tech University's College of Engineering

Turn Over a New Leaf

Meet, Play with, & Program Robots
Southecare Robotics

Learn to Radio an Astronaut in Space!
American Radio Relay League Amateur Radio Operations

Tinker, Test, and Transform
Make Nashville

Meet Your Favorite Super Hero!
CosPlay Collective

Tesla & the Future of Cars
Tesla Motors

Tech of Tomorrow Hands-On Activity Tent
Adventure Science Center

Discover the Science of Design!

See the Sun through Cutting-Edge Solar Telescopes

Design Your Own Video Game!
Anomaly Studios, LLC

Go Green on the Urban Green Lab Bus
Urban Green Lab

Reverse an Image with Water Lenses
Lake Love

YARN ART: Create a Constellation!
Turnip Green Creative Reuse

Do You Have a Super-Human Heart?
Project Heart: Keep Your Beat

Dive In to Clean Water Power
Cumberland River Compact

Grow a Green Thumb!
Harpeth River Watershed Association

Be a Water Detective
Nashville Clean Water Project

Archery: Try and Shoot for the Stars!
Aim High

Bio World Hands-on Activity Tent
Adventure Science Center

Bio World Science Live! Shows and Demonstrations
Adventure Science Center demo stage

COMPOST THAT! Conservation Tips and Talkin' Trash
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

Explore the Hands-On Sound Garden!
Frame Drum Wisdom

Wacky Weather Experiments
NOAA/National Weather Service

Be a Solar Eclipse Citizen Scientist on
August 21

TWRA: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Design Your Own Space Mission Patch!

NASA Space Artist, Tim Gagnon
Test the Power of the 3D Pen!

Learn Super-Hero Illustration with Dweeby Damsels
Dweeby Damsels

Fanfiction, Face-Painting, & Win a Prize!
Mikayla Tyler, Author, Facepainting

Experiment with the Power of a Solar Projector!

Color the Moon & Meet Terry Maggert!
Terry Maggert, Fantasy Author

Create Solar Eclipse Scribble Art with Scribfolio®

Author, His Steam Canon, & the Game
Leonardo Ramirez, Kids SciFi Author

Design & Decorate Your Own Eclipse Shirt &Eclipse Glasses
Toasted Ice

OLD-SCHOOL TOY FUN: Come Play With theToys of Your Childhood
Hudson Classic Hobbies

Create a Galaxy Pinwheel & Meet the Authorof the Dawn Hyper Drive Series
Sharilyn Grayson, SciFi Author

Sci Fi Science Live! Shows & Demonstrations
Adventure Science Center demo stage

Sci Fi Hands-On Science Activities
Adventure Science Center

VIRTUAL-LY AWESOME: Test Drive the Latest in Virtual Reality Technology!
BlackBox Simulations

Super-Charge Your Sci Fi Illustration Skills
Craig Skaggs, Sci Fi Illustrator

Explore the Fantastic Physics of Weather with Dr. Fred!
Dr. Fred Bortz, Physicist & Acclaimed Children's ScienceAuthor

Play, Design, and Build with Legos!
Tennessee Valley Lego Club

SPUR CRITICAL THINKING POWER: Design Your Own Family-Style Dungeons & Dragons Game!
Nashville Dungeon Delvers

Discover Sparkly Scienc Fun with The Fabulous Glitter Girl!
The Fabulous Glitter Girl

GHOSTBUSTERS: Photo & Slime Op with the World's Best Ghoul-Getters
Tennessee Ghostbusters

Physic Secrets To Set Your Dance Moves onFire!
Hermitage Dance Academy

COSMIC CROCHET: Learn How to Make Out- Of-This-World Hats, Scarves, & Pouches
Hal's Handmade Pouches

Did You Know Bowls Can Sing? Learn the Ancient Secret
KaiLani Harmonics

Music City Science Live! Shows & Demonstrations
Adventure Science Center demo stage

Music City Hands-On Activity Tent
Adventure Science Center

SONIC ARCHITECTURE: Come Play Drums from Around the World
Bill and Mary Buchen, Sonic Architecture

Discover a World of Wonder with Parnassus Books Storytelling
Parnassus Books On Wheels

Learn the Science of Singing Like a Superstar
Singing Success

Make Flying Saucer Art
Firstlight Art Academy

Be a DIY DaVinci: Learn to Turn Discarded Wood Furniture into Art
Peace Love Barnwood

DRAGON HORN: Make a Real "Dragon Horn" to Frighten the Sun-Eating Dragon Away
BOOMWHACKER JAM: Grab a Boomwhacker & Join the Hourly Music Jam
Make Music Nashville and KIDSVILLE

Explore the Musical Petting Zoo!
World Music Nashville

Rock Out on a Variety of Guitars and Learn Some Cords
Guitar Center

ECLIPSE ART: Make a Water Color Galaxy or Your Own Eclipse Postcard
Watercolor Postcards

Journey To Space Science Live! Shows & Demonstrations
Adventure Science Center demo stage

Journey to Space Hands-On Activity Tent
Adventure Science Center

Eclipse Your Slime and Silly Puddy!
Mr. Bond and the Science Guys

Cool, Hands-On Science Activities!
Discovery Education

Explore a Mock Flight Simulator
SkyWeb Aviation

Learn How to Make Out-Of-This-World Eclipse Observations
Enterprise in Space

See How Craters are Formed!
Cookie Craters

Get Your Eye on the Sky with Middle
Tennessee's Premier Astronomy Club
BSAS: Barnard Seyfert Astronomical Society

Explore Math In Motion with the Experts
Nashville Math In Motion

Discover the Cosmos with Bill Nye's Planetary Science Institute
Planetary Science Institute

Abbey Burke & the Soul Catchers, Nashville favorite; Second Planet, popular teen band; Sprocket Improv, laughs, gaffs & audience participation; Fairground Saints, country music; Nuclear Bubble Wrap, Live Music Performance; Jason Michaels, Magician and Illusionist;
Roger Day, Kids’ Singer and Entertainer; Bicho Brothers, Live Music Performance; Lucky Diaz, Live Music Performance; Jam Tech, Live Music Performance; Foot Pound Force, Live Music Performance

About Adventure Science Center
For more than 70 years, Adventure Science Center has been bringing science to life for students, teachers and families in Middle Tennessee and across the U.S.  The Science Center offers engaging learning experiences and science fun through hands-on, interactive exhibits; innovative programs; and fulldome productions in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium. Adventure Science Center strives to open every mind to the wonders of science and technology, fostering a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Adventure Science Center is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd. in Nashville.

For more information about ASC, visit or call Alexis McCoy, Director of Marketing and Communications, at (615) 669-5094.

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