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Get $200 off Space Camp through Monday at midnight

November 30, 2014 Leave a comment

Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., is offering a $200 discount off programs for kids and families, now through Monday at midnight. SC2011_web_logo_lrg

The discount can be used for a week of Space Camp, Aviation Challenge, or Robotics summer camp, or for the weekend family camp versions of Space Camp or Aviation Challenge.

If it feels too early to commit to summer camp dates, don’t sweat it. Space Camp will let you register now, take the $200 discount, and select your program dates later.

This is the only sale Space Camp offers to the general public.

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Family Engineering Night at Tellus this Friday

November 10, 2014 Leave a comment

This Friday night, Nov. 14, is Family Engineering Night at Tellus Museum in Cartersville.

From 5 to 9 p.m., you can learn about robotic design and operation, with a little computer science, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering thrown in.

Then, you can use what you’ve learned to build your own robot in the LEGO Creative Build Competition. Spaces for the competition are limited, and you must pay a small fee to participate. Pre-registration is required for all competitors, by calling (770) 606-5700, ext. 431. All competitors will receive a LEGO build kit to take home.

For Star Wars fans, R2-D2 will be at the museum for photo ops.

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Deadline TODAY to register for tomorrow’s digital astronomy workshop

November 6, 2014 Leave a comment

Kids can learn to capture photographs from the Smithsonian’s robotic telescopes by taking part in the Digital Astronomy Workshop, TOMORROW, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Tellus Museum in Cartersville.

The workshop will teach participants how to operate the telescopes, which are located in Arizona and Massachusetts, to capture images for download. As “homework,” these newly trained digital astronomers will be expected to process and share their best images with Tellus. Some of the images may be displayed at the museum.

Open to ages 8 and up. $15 for Tellus members, $30 for non-members. Call 770-606-5700, ext. 417 to register. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. today. As of 10:40 a.m., there were five spaces left.

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