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MS Science Fest


Saturday, September 18, 2021

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: LeFleur Museum District

County: Hinds

For more information please contact Nicole Smith at 601-576-6000 or by email at nicole.smith@mmns.ms.gov

mississippi science fest 2021

The LeFleur Museum District (LMD) invites you to attend a special STEM-themed festival!

On Saturday, September 18, all four museums of the LMD (MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum, Mississippi Children’s Museum, and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum) will host a special day where experts and noted guests from science-based industries across the state will provide fun, hands-on educational experiences for children and families.

By bringing these experts together, MSF is able to show the range of career opportunities that exist while also sparking participants’ curiosity, excitement, and interest.

*Please note that MMNS Foundation Memberships will not be applicable on this date, as the $10 admission grants entry to all four LeFleur Museum District Museums.

Food vendors will be on-site, too. 

To learn more about this event as it develops and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.mssciencefest.org/.

EXHIBITORS AND FOOD TRUCKS AT MDWFP'S MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE:

FOOD TRUCKS:

  • Afo’s Grill
  • Hog Heaven

EXHIBITORS:

  • Adopt-a-Stream
  • Archaeological Conservancy
  • Belhaven University Chemistry Department
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Department Chemistry & Biochemistry of Mississippi College
  • Department of Defense, Camp Shelby
  • Eudora Welty Home and Garden
  • Guy's Arrowheads and Stuff
  • Madison Career Technical Robotics & Engineering
  • Madison County Librarian
  • MDWFP's MS Museum of Natural Science
  • MS Archaeological Association
  • MS Department of Environmental Quality
  • MS Forestry Commission
  • MS Geographic Alliance
  • MS State University
  • NASA (2 p.m.) - INTERACTIVE ZOOM IN THE MUSEUM'S ROTWEIN THEATER (will also be broadcast on the museum's Facebook page)
  • Outside in MS

SPECIAL ZOOM / FACEBOOK LIVE AT 2 P.M. in the Museum's Rotwein Theater

Join us in the museum's Rotwein Theater on Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. during the MS Science Fest or virtually on the museum's Facebook page for a special interactive Zoom presentation about the James Webb Space Telescope's (JWST) Observations of Supermassive Black Holes!
The JWST is the largest space telescope ever constructed.
Assistant Professor Francisco Muller Sanchez of the Department of Physics and Materials Science from the University of Memphis, will present the science behind two accepted cycle 1 JWST proposals about supermassive black holes, in which he is the Principal Investigator.
The analyses of the JWST data will provide the most detailed characterization of the environment around active supermassive black holes to date.
Specifically, we will be able to show how these objects are fed and how they influence their host galaxies.
ABOUT THE JWST:
The JWST will complement and extend the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope, with longer wavelength coverage and greatly improved sensitivity.
The JWST is being developed by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration in partnership with the European and Canadian Space Agencies, with science observations proposed by the international astronomical community in a manner similar to Hubble.
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