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MSU Science Festival scheduled for April 1-30

They say seeing is believing. What about the things that you can’t see with the naked eye? Atoms, germs, calories, intergalactic dust. The MSU Science Festival from April 1-30 wants to help you explore, learn and ask questions about those unseen mysteries of the universe.

“Visualizing the Invisible” is the 2020 theme of MSU’s annual, free event — there’s something for everyone, whether you are a junior scientist or a lifelong learner. The line-up will include topics on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). The festival will also include talks, demonstrations, tours, open houses, hands-on activities and special presentations by renowned scientists.

Some of the 2020 program highlights include:

• East Lansing Expo Day, Saturday, April 4
• Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions, Saturday, April 4
• Statewide Astronomy Night, Friday, April 17
• Visualizing the Invisible: A talk with Dr. Sian Proctor, Analog Astronaut, Friday, April 24
• 38 Different Tours or Open House Events, April 3-22
• Nights at the Museums, April 14-30
• Science Café/Pub Nights, April 4-28

MSU Science Festival Fun Facts:

• The MSU Science Festival is the largest free science festival in Michigan
• The festival attracts more than 20,000 attendees per year with 250+ unique activities in 40 venues across 15 Michigan geographic locations.
• 53 statewide partners and 79 MSU partners contribute to the festival.
• All statewide and on-campus events are free and open to the public.

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