June 23-27, 2015
On behalf of Tellus Science Museum, we excitedly welcome SEPA to our museum!
Tellus Science Museum is 120,000 square feet of science adventure, featuring four galleries; a 240-seat theater; a forty-foot domed, fully-digital planetarium; and a 20-inch Planewave telescope in our on-site observatory.
Our museum is located an easy 40 minutes north of downtown Atlanta, and an hour south of Chattanooga. Cartersville is the site not only of three additional museums and historic sites, but it is home to theater, restaurants, and many fun and eclectic shopping opportunities.
The theme of this year’s SEPA conference is “Tell Me a Story”. We are all story tellers who use our talents to share the stories of the cosmos.
This conference will keep you very busy. We have workshops, multiple papers, dome demonstrations, and much more.
Workshops will cover a variety of topics, including: meteorite identification, GoPro cameras (with a nominal fee, you can even take home a GoPro camera for your institution!), educational materials for your programs, and the fun of live shows.
Our keynote speaker will be Mark Kochte, Encounter Mission Specialist at Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University; Mark has also worked on the Messenger Mission. During his talk, he will be giving us the latest scoop on the New Horizons Space Craft and its mission. The very night he is speaking at our SEPA banquet, APL will be fully powering up the space craft! How cool is that?
Not only will there be activities at Tellus Museum, we have a great field trip planned. You can join us to spend a day at Huntsville Space Center, tour Marshall Space Flight Center, and visit the Wernher von Braun Planetarium.
2336 Hwy 411 NE
Cartersville, GA 30184
The Clarion is located at the end of the Tellus Museum Drive; a short walk will bring you right to the front doors of the museum.
For reservations, call: 770-386-0830
Mention that you are with the SEPA conference to get the discounted room rate of $69/night plus tax.
Free hot breakfast included, and free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms.
The SEPA room block will be released on May 23, 2015.