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April 2, 2022 Festival Schedule (Tentative)

Some events may be exclusively in-person (left column) or exclusively livestreamed (right column); full-width listings will be both in-person and livestreamed.

All times listed below are Central Time (CT).

Main Events

In-Person Schedule
Livestream Schedule
9:30 – 10:45 AM CT
Flaming Methane Bubbles
Virtual Science Demonstrations

Similar to last year, we will livestream amazing demonstrations that everyone can watch and be mesmerized from the comfort of home.

Location: [YouTube] & [TikTok] Livestreams

11:00 – 12:00 PM CT
Dr. Nancy Currie-Gregg headshot
“Out of this world repairs – servicing the Hubble Space Telescope”

Presented by Dr. Nancy Currie-Gregg, NASA astronaut with over 1,000 hours in space and professor of Engineering Practice, Texas A&M University.

Location: Mitchell Physics (MPHY) Lecture Halls, Rooms 203, 204 & 205.

11:30 – 2:30 PM CT
12:00 – 2:00 PM CT
Kids playing with corn starch goo.
Hands-On Science Demonstrations

Join us on campus for an interactive science exhibition. Kids of all ages and grown-ups are invited to be astounded by all kinds of amazing phenomena, experience them live, and just play.

Location: Mitchell Physics (MPHY) & Mitchell Institute (MIST)

Room meeting graphic showing the several people discussing a topic.
ZOOM Science + Q&A

Participants are encouraged to move from room-to-room to explore and ask scientists questions!.

Location: Visit [Zoom Rooms] here!

2:40 – 2:50 PM CT
5-Barrel LN2 Explosion
Grand Finale Depth Charge Explosion

Don’t miss our famous five-barrel depth charge explosion which will launch 1,000 plastic balls several feet into the air. Watching this from the front row may get you a small shower. It is sure to be a blast!

Location: South-side of Mitchell Physics (MPHY)

3:00 PM CT
Alex Filippenko headshot
Mitchell Lecture: “Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe”

Presented by Dr. Alex Filippenko, professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, award-winning author, and winner of the 2004 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization.

Location: Mitchell Physics (MPHY) Lecture Halls, Rooms 203, 204 & 205.

Special Events & Bonuses

11:30 AM, 12:15 PM, 1:00 PM, 1:45 PM (Central Times)
Professor Glenn Agnolet showing his low temperature demo to excited children.
Low Temperature Extravaganza

Have you ever seen air as a liquid or a solid? Come watch this fascinating stage of low temperature.

Location: Mitchell Physics (MPHY), Room 213

2:15 – 2:45 PM CT
2019 Yell Leaders cheering at the Festival
Texas Aggie Yell Leaders

The official spirit organization of Texas A&M, leading Aggie fans in “yells” and a variety of hand signals, called “pass backs”, to direct and intensify the crowd. They will cheer us on shortly before the depth charge.

Location: South-side of Mitchell Physics (MPHY)

9:30 – 4:00 PM CT
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Earn MaroonBase Points and Enter To Win Cash!

If you’re a Texas A&M student, simply attend this Festival while using the TAMU MaroonBase app to earn points throughout the Festival day. Each 200 points enters you 1 time in the monthly drawing where 3 students win $500 each. All points go toward the semester-long competition for up to $2,000! For more info, go to: Good luck!

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