Friday, May 31, 2013

World Science Festival Returns To Brooklyn, This Time with Flying Robots and Drones

Our robot overlords last year at MetroTech. Photo: MK Metz
The World Science Festival is returning to Brooklyn on Saturday, with events at two locations: MetroTech / NYU-Poly in Downtown Brooklyn, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

At MetroTech, Innovation Square will be set up in the Commons from noon - 8 p.m. where you can see cool cutting edge technology like flying robots, mini-drones, 3-D cameras, 3-D printers and performances by Blue Man Group tech-guru Bill Swartz. Inside are workshops, digital games and talks.

Adults, teens and nerdy kids alike will love this.

See photos of last year's festival here.

Examining a turtle. MK Metz
At 8 p.m. the festival moves to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1, where astronomers have set up telescopes for a free evening of stargazing.

Live music and kids activities (like last year's release of a turtle into the pond, above) will accompany the astrological event “The Dance of the Planets.” Also included: Twilight sailing of the Schooner Mystic Whaler, refreshments and more. (Photos from last year here.)

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