Georgia State University's Alpharetta Center will host two events as part of the upcoming Atlanta Science Festival.
The center, in partnership with Georgia Perimeter College's Alpharetta Center, will host the events, which are free and open to the public.
On Saturday, March 22, free screening of the science fiction classic, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, will take place at 1 p.m. The screening will also have on hand two guest speakers — Sam Quinn and Dr. Laura Whitlock — who will lead a family-friendly discussion on the real science behind the movie.
A life-sized alien will also be available for guests to take photos with.
On Monday, March 24, the Georgia State Bio-Bus will be curbside at the Alphraretta Center between 10 .m. and 2 p.m. The science outreach initiative is free for school and community groups and offers a family friendly of content modules: animal diversity, biotechnology, microbes and states of matter.
No registration is required and visitors are welcome to come and go during this time. For more information, call (404) 413-2200.