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Carl Sagan Day: Science Magic (Grand Rapids)

November 11, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org


Celebrate Carl Sagan Day with CFI Michigan at a special Family & Kid-friendly participatory performance with hands-on Science Magic!

“Purrfessor Science”, aka Gary Tomlinson, will show us how to: Pull a table cloth out from under a set of dishes, break a solid piece of wood with your bare hands, hold a bucket of water upside down over your head and not get wet. Blow up a balloon inside a bottle and discover an air cannon. Plus take a ride on a vacuum cleaner all in the name of science!

Gary Tomlinson, is a local astronomy and science educator who uses properties of physics (and some magic) to emphasize basic physical concepts including inertia, friction and gravity. His participatory style delights and entertains audiences of all ages and emphasizes that science is for everyone!

Meetings are open to the Public

After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

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About Gary Tomlinson

Astronomy and Science Educator; President,, Great Lakes Planetarium Association Board of Directors

Gary Tomlinson is an accomplished educator with more than 35 years of experience championing science and science education among students, the public, colleagues, the professional community, and government decision makers. From 1976 until 2003 he was the Associate Curator of the Chaffee Planetarium at the Public Museum of Grand Rapids where he coordinated the educational programming for schools and organizations. He received his Master of Arts for Teachers in Planetarium Education from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor’s of Science from Ball State University. He is currently the President of the Board of Directors and Chair of the National Science Standards Review Committee for the Great Lakes Planetarium Association, as well as the National Coordinator of Astronomy Day for the Astronomical League.