Tellus offers great speakers and events on topics ranging from astronomy to paleontology. See below for a list of upcoming speakers. 

Members: FREE
Non-Members: Regular Admission

Need a dose of science? Come get your fix at Tellus Science Museum – the Museum will be open until 9 PM and the Observatory will be open until 10 PM (weather permitting).

You can take in a lecture at 7 PM (see schedule below). Watch the latest planetarium show, shop in the store and have dinner with the family. The Store will remain open until 9 PM and the Café will remain open until 8 PM.

And if the skies are clear, we’ll have the Observatory open, too! Tellus Astronomers will be on-hand to help you navigate the stars.


Hope DiamondThe Hope Diamond, Jeff Post
Friday, Nov 21 at 7 PM
Members: FREE   |   Non-Members: Regular Admission

The Hope Diamond is a large 45.52-carat deep-blue diamond housed in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. It is most notoriously known for supposedly being cursed. Come and hear this story from Dr. Jeff Post, Curator-in-Charge of the Smithsonian’s gem and mineral collection and the man responsible for the care and display of this unique gem.


The Apollo Missions to the Moon,
Chris Thompson
Friday, Dec 19 at 7 PM
Members: FREE   |   Non-Members: Regular Admission

On the 42nd anniversary of the splashdown of Apollo 17, America’s last manned mission to the Moon, NASA Solar System Ambassador Chris Thompson will discuss the history of the lunar exploration program.


milky-wayAstrophotography,
Stephen Rahn
Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7 PM
Members: FREE   |   Non-Members: Regular Admission 

Stephen Rahn has been interested in astronomy and photography his entire life, but only recently has he discovered how to combine his two passions. Come hear his tips on how to take beautiful pictures of the night sky.


Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding Science,
Adam Silcio
Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7 PM
Members: FREE   |   Non-Members: Regular Admission 

Learn about the history of wakeboarding and how full-size cable wake parks, like Terminus Wake Park in Cartersville, use engineering and physics to provide a wakeboarding experience without the use of a boat.

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