NASA, Explore Mars, Flying Saucer Art, & 80 Other Science, Technology, & Art Exhibitors Team Up with Country & Rock Artists at the Music City Eclipse Festival

Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) August 19, 2017

Nashville's premier science center will host a giant science, technology, and music festival this weekend with 80 different hands-on science, technology, and art exhibitor booths from across the U.S., a concert stage with live music and entertainment, and a host of science notables scheduled to speak about space, astronomy and past, current, and future eclipses. The outdoor festival has no cost.

SPEAKERS: Dr. Bernard Foing, Chief Scientist of the European Space Agency; Dr. Jody Singer, Deputy Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center; Captain Robert Lee “Hoot” Gibson, NASA Astronaut; Dr. Jason Rhodes Astrophysicist & Principal Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab; Dr. Alina Rhodes Astrophysicist & Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab; Artemis Westenberg President and Co-Founder of Explore Mars; Alice Hoffman, President of the National Space Society and Program Manager for Enterprise Space; Liz Kennick, Teachers in Space


Meet a Real NASA Astronaut!

By NASA Space Launch System

Be a Martian Scientist & Dig for Life in "Martian" Dirt

By Explore Mars

STRATOSPHERIC GLIDER: Climb Inside thePerian 2 Cockpit Mockup!

Teachers In Space

SPACE FASHION: Design a Space Suit for theFinal Frontier

Teachers In Space

How to get your experiments aboard the International Space Station

Teachers In Space

Launch a High Altitude Ballon Experiment!


Program it! Biotech it! Game it!

Tennessee Tech STEM Bus

Tennessee Tech University's College of Engineering

Turn Over a New Leaf


Meet, Play with, & Program Robots

Southecare Robotics

Learn to Radio an Astronaut in Space!

American Radio Relay League Amateur Radio Operations

Tinker, Test, and Transform

Make Nashville

Meet Your Favorite Super Hero!

CosPlay Collective

Tesla & the Future of Cars

Tesla Motors

Tech of Tomorrow Hands-On Activity Tent

Adventure Science Center

Discover the Science of Design!


See the Sun through Cutting-Edge Solar Telescopes


Design Your Own Video Game!

Anomaly Studios, LLC

Go Green on the Urban Green Lab Bus

Urban Green Lab

Reverse an Image with Water Lenses

Lake Love

YARN ART: Create a Constellation!

Turnip Green Creative Reuse

Do You Have a Super-Human Heart?

Project Heart: Keep Your Beat

Dive In to Clean Water Power

Cumberland River Compact

Grow a Green Thumb!

Harpeth River Watershed Association

Be a Water Detective

Nashville Clean Water Project

Archery: Try and Shoot for the Stars!

Aim High

Bio World Hands-on Activity Tent

Adventure Science Center

Bio World Science Live! Shows and Demonstrations

Adventure Science Center demo stage

COMPOST THAT! Conservation Tips and Talkin' Trash

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

Explore the Hands-On Sound Garden!

Frame Drum Wisdom

Wacky Weather Experiments

NOAA/National Weather Service

Be a Solar Eclipse Citizen Scientist on

August 21

TWRA: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Design Your Own Space Mission Patch!

NASA Space Artist, Tim Gagnon

Test the Power of the 3D Pen!


Learn Super-Hero Illustration with Dweeby Damsels

Dweeby Damsels

Fanfiction, Face-Painting, & Win a Prize!

Mikayla Tyler, Author, Facepainting

Experiment with the Power of a Solar Projector!


Color the Moon & Meet Terry Maggert!

Terry Maggert, Fantasy Author

Create Solar Eclipse Scribble Art with Scribfolio®



Author, His Steam Canon, & the Game

Leonardo Ramirez, Kids SciFi Author

Design & Decorate Your Own Eclipse Shirt &Eclipse Glasses

Toasted Ice

OLD-SCHOOL TOY FUN: Come Play With theToys of Your Childhood

Hudson Classic Hobbies

Create a Galaxy Pinwheel & Meet the Authorof the Dawn Hyper Drive Series

Sharilyn Grayson, SciFi Author

Sci Fi Science Live! Shows & Demonstrations

Adventure Science Center demo stage

Sci Fi Hands-On Science Activities

Adventure Science Center

VIRTUAL-LY AWESOME: Test Drive the Latest in Virtual Reality Technology!

BlackBox Simulations

Super-Charge Your Sci Fi Illustration Skills

Craig Skaggs, Sci Fi Illustrator

Explore the Fantastic Physics of Weather with Dr. Fred!

Dr. Fred Bortz, Physicist & Acclaimed Children's ScienceAuthor

Play, Design, and Build with Legos!

Tennessee Valley Lego Club

SPUR CRITICAL THINKING POWER: Design Your Own Family-Style Dungeons & Dragons Game!

Nashville Dungeon Delvers

Discover Sparkly Scienc Fun with The Fabulous Glitter Girl!

The Fabulous Glitter Girl

GHOSTBUSTERS: Photo & Slime Op with the World's Best Ghoul-Getters

Tennessee Ghostbusters

Physic Secrets To Set Your Dance Moves onFire!

Hermitage Dance Academy

COSMIC CROCHET: Learn How to Make Out- Of-This-World Hats, Scarves, & Pouches

Hal's Handmade Pouches

Did You Know Bowls Can Sing? Learn the Ancient Secret

KaiLani Harmonics

Music City Science Live! Shows & Demonstrations

Adventure Science Center demo stage

Music City Hands-On Activity Tent

Adventure Science Center

SONIC ARCHITECTURE: Come Play Drums from Around the World

Bill and Mary Buchen, Sonic Architecture

Discover a World of Wonder with Parnassus Books Storytelling

Parnassus Books On Wheels

Learn the Science of Singing Like a Superstar

Singing Success

Make Flying Saucer Art

Firstlight Art Academy

Be a DIY DaVinci: Learn to Turn Discarded Wood Furniture into Art

Peace Love Barnwood

DRAGON HORN: Make a Real "Dragon Horn" to Frighten the Sun-Eating Dragon Away

BOOMWHACKER JAM: Grab a Boomwhacker & Join the Hourly Music Jam

Make Music Nashville and KIDSVILLE

Explore the Musical Petting Zoo!

World Music Nashville

Rock Out on a Variety of Guitars and Learn Some Cords

Guitar Center

ECLIPSE ART: Make a Water Color Galaxy or Your Own Eclipse Postcard

Watercolor Postcards

Journey To Space Science Live! Shows & Demonstrations

Adventure Science Center demo stage

Journey to Space Hands-On Activity Tent

Adventure Science Center

Eclipse Your Slime and Silly Puddy!

Mr. Bond and the Science Guys

Cool, Hands-On Science Activities!

Discovery Education

Explore a Mock Flight Simulator

SkyWeb Aviation

Learn How to Make Out-Of-This-World Eclipse Observations

Enterprise in Space

See How Craters are Formed!

Cookie Craters

Get Your Eye on the Sky with Middle

Tennessee's Premier Astronomy Club

BSAS: Barnard Seyfert Astronomical Society

Explore Math In Motion with the Experts

Nashville Math In Motion

Discover the Cosmos with Bill Nye's Planetary Science Institute

Planetary Science Institute


Abbey Burke & the Soul Catchers, Nashville favorite; Second Planet, popular teen band; Sprocket Improv, laughs, gaffs & audience participation; Fairground Saints, country music; Nuclear Bubble Wrap, Live Music Performance; Jason Michaels, Magician and Illusionist;

Roger Day, Kids’ Singer and Entertainer; Bicho Brothers, Live Music Performance; Lucky Diaz, Live Music Performance; Jam Tech, Live Music Performance; Foot Pound Force, Live Music Performance

About Adventure Science Center

For more than 70 years, Adventure Science Center has been bringing science to life for students, teachers and families in Middle Tennessee and across the U.S.  The Science Center offers engaging learning experiences and science fun through hands-on, interactive exhibits; innovative programs; and fulldome productions in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium. Adventure Science Center strives to open every mind to the wonders of science and technology, fostering a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

Adventure Science Center is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd. in Nashville.

For more information about ASC, visit or call Alexis McCoy, Director of Marketing and Communications, at (615) 669-5094.

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/R E P E A T — Montréal Symphonique unveils its latest additions!/

/R E P E A T — Montréal Symphonique unveils its latest additions!/

Canada NewsWire

Montréal, Aug. 18, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - After many months of hard work, the Montréal Symphonique concert will finally be presented to the public! Designed with the public in mind and in the spirit of offering an evening of unforgettable memories, the 375th Anniversary of Montréal Celebrations official programming and GSI Musique even will be happening in a few hours at the foot of the Mount Royal.

Official list of participants
In addition to the event’s headliners – the three orchestras (the Orchestre Métropolitain, the McGill Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal), here are the artists who will appear onstage throughout the night, under the direction of conductor Simon Leclerc :


Alain Lefèvre

DJ Champion

Marie-Josée Lord


Anna McGarrigle


Marie-Nicole Lemieux

Patrick Watson

Cœur de Pirate

Isabelle Boulay

Martha Wainwright

Pierre Lapointe

Daniel Bélanger


Beatrice Deer

Rufus Wainwright

Mélanie Renaud

Jane McGarrigle

Diane Dufresne

Wyclef Jean

Mélissa Lavergne


What you need to know to enjoy the evening!
The concert is free to attend, will last two hours without interruption and will start at 9pm.
Park Avenue will be completely closed to automobile traffic starting at noon and the best way to get to the site is by public transport. Free STM shuttles will be available at Place-des-Arts and Sherbrooke metro stations from 5pm. Food trucks will be present and the concert will be taking place rain or shine.

Live streaming of the concert will be happening in 18 boroughs of the city of Montréal, on the Indigo channel, on and on the ICI Musique radio station.

About GSI Musique
Established in 1983 and now directed by Nicolas Lemieux, GSI Musique is the doyenne of Québec record companies. The company has marketed over 250 music CDs and DVDs and produced numerous television specials in addition to having produced many major shows. GSI Musique also coordinates show tours, manages artists’ careers and edits a vast music catalogue that includes an impressive number of classic songs from Québec. On the strength of this success, GSI Musique continues to contribute to enhancing Québec’s musical heritage.

About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary
The Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montréal’s 375th anniversary in 2017.  With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces to carry out its mandate: mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage funding, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.

To go to our virtual press room, click here.

Follow us live on our Twitter feed @375Mtl.
Follow us on Facebook.

To learn more about the Québec government’s contribution to Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, click here.


SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal

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/R E P E A T — Back-to-School Sports Celebration – Olympic medallists Bruny Surin and Josée Bélanger, former safety Matthieu Proulx and Olympic athlete Jacqueline Simoneau launch the activities at the brand new Complexe sportif de Saint-Laurent/

/R E P E A T — Back-to-School Sports Celebration – Olympic medallists Bruny Surin and Josée Bélanger, former safety Matthieu Proulx and Olympic athlete Jacqueline Simoneau launch the activities at the brand new Complexe sportif de Saint-Laurent/

Canada NewsWire

SAINT-LAURENT, QC, Aug. 17, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - A great event is the works at the Saint-Laurent Sports Complex! Media representatives are invited to attend the Back-to-School Sports Celebration marking the launch of the first full season of activities at the brand new sports facility. The program for this special day will include on-site entertainment, a tour, shows, sports demonstrations and a get-together with the athlete-ambassadors of the project.

The following people will be speaking at this event and will be available for individual interviews:

  • Alan DeSousa, Mayor of Saint-Laurent
  • Sports ambassadors:
    • Josée Bélanger (Bronze Soccer Medallist at the Rio Olympics)
    • Matthieu Proulx (former Montreal Alouettes’ safety)
    • Jacqueline Simoneau (Olympic athlete from Saint-Laurent and a rising star in synchronized swimming)
    • Bruny Surin (Olympic champion in track and field)



Saturday, August 19, 2017


Noon, when doors will open to the general public

12:15 p.m.: Performance of circus artists

12:30 p.m.: Speeches and kick-off marking the start of activities

12:50 p.m.: Tour of sports grounds, individual interviews

1:30 p.m.: Synchronized swimming demonstration with Jacqueline Simoneau


Complexe sportif de Saint-Laurent
2395 boulevard Thimens, Saint-Laurent


About the project

The building design was selected following an architecture competition won by a team consisting of Saucier + Perrotte Architectes – Hughes Condon Marler Architects | SNC Lavalin inc. This 3-storey, 16,500-square-metre complex includes an indoor soccer field, a 25-metre swimming pool with an access ramp, a gradual-depth recreational/wading pool, a gymnasium, a gymnastics palestra, a multi-purpose room as well as an additional training room. The building was certified LEED Gold in May 2017 for its ecological construction.

The project has benefited from joint financial assistance of over $23.3 million from the Canadian and Québec governments, within the Large Urban Centres component of the Building Canada Fund-Québec. The project has also benefited from the support of the Green Municipal Fund of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as well as from the support of Ville de Montréal, for a total investment of $55 million.

Please note that the athletes’ presence is planned until 3 p.m.


SOURCE Ville de Montréal – Arrondissement de Saint-Laurent

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