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Fans of science and the generally-curious will be in their element at AZ SciTech Festival events at GCC campuses in February.

Start with astronomy. Gaze at the night sky at Window on the Sky, the debut of eight new telescopes at the observatory at GCC North. See the moon, the planet Jupiter, Orion Nebula, the Pleiades, and possibly a peek at an asteroid.
When:  7:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15
Where: The Observatory at GCC North, 5727 N. Happy Valley Road, Phoenix.

photo of student touching Van Der Graff generatorThen add chemistry, physics, biology, game programming and a NASA astronaut! Experience the hair-raising Van Der Graff generator (see photo to left), freeze air into a liquid and use chemiluminescence to make things glow in the dark –just a few of the many hands-on demonstrations to enjoy when the AZ SciTech Festival comes to GCC main campus.

Working in cooperation with NASA’s Destination Station program, the GCC SciTech Festival hosts Clay Anderson, a NASA Space Station astronaut for the first hour of the Festival. Chat with someone who has left our planet and get his unique perspective on our world.
When: 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22
Where: GCC main campus central mall, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale.

Both events at GCC are part of the state-wide AZ SciTech Festival, a celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in Arizona.

All GCC AZ SciTech Festival events are free and open to the public.