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Atlanta Science Festival starts this week

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Atlanta Science Festival starts this week


The Atlanta Science Festival (ASF) city-wide event starts on Mar. 14 and ends Mar. 25.

The Atlanta Science Festival is an annual public celebration of local science and technology,” the event website says. “Curious people of all ages will explore the science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives. Scientists and educators from museums, local schools, universities, and companies will uncover mysteries and explain discoveries in a variety of hands-on activities, facility tours, stimulating presentations, and riveting performances to expand our community of science enthusiasts and inspire a new generation of curious thinkers.”

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As part of the festival, on Thursday, Mar. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m., First Christian Church of Decatur is hosting a panel discussion called “Science and Spirituality.” 

The panel is a free event geared towards adults. Some questions that will be discussed include:

– What are the intersections and shared pathways of science and spirituality, of physics and faith, of biology and belief?

– What if your main mode of being is by thinking, wondering, and questioning?

As the name hints, the panel will include scientists and theologians to offer professionals’ insights, including locals Dr. Arri Eisen from Emory’s Center for Ethics and Pastor James Brewer-Calvert from First Christian Church of Decatur.

The church is located at 601 W. Ponce De Leon Ave. in Decatur. If the church lot is full, additional free parking will be open at the Decatur Post Office, which is located across the street.

For more information about “Science and Spirituality” or other ASF events, check out: http://atlantasciencefestival.org/.

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