Discovery Center at Murfree Spring - National Chemistry Week: “Atoms and Molecules in S-P-A-A-A-C-E”

WHEN:  Sunday, October 21, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: Discovery Center, Murfreesboro

COST: Included with Discovery Center Admission - $8 per person, Children under 2 are free.

WHAT:  The 2018 theme for National Chemistry Week is “Chemistry is out of this world!”  Fun and family-friendly hands-on activities will include learning how chemists identify atoms and molecules in outer space by examining their “fingerprints in light”.  Participants will also explore atomic layers of carbon and build soccer ball-shaped models of C60 molecules that scientists using powerful infrared telescopes have found in signals from interstellar space. Resources for classroom activities will be freely available for teachers.