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NC Science Festival | Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman

Date

4/29/2012

Time

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Organization/Sponsor

UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Time Warner Cable

Description

SIGNATURE EVENT:  The North Carolina Science Festival is bringing two TV stars who specialize in science entertainment – Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, hosts of the Discovery Channel television show MythBusters – to the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

An Afternoon with Adam and Jamie” will begin at 2:30 pm on Sunday, April 29, 2012, in UNC Charlotte’s Halton Arena. During the 90-minute program, Adam and Jamie will share stories from behind the scenes of their popular show. They’ll also feature special video presentations of spectacular explosions and other “for fans only” outtakes. The program includes a moderated question and answer session.

In each episode of their TV show, Adam, Jamie and their team of investigators apply scientific method to commonly-held beliefs, testing myths with lava lamps, rockets, sharks, port-a-potties and other items not found in the typical science lab. Their experiments have included converting a vacuum cleaner into a jet engine, swinging 360 degrees around a swingset and floating on a raft filled with helium. Adam & Jamie have the kind of jobs that many science geeks and teenagers would love to have. Attempting to debunk myths and urban legends and popular misconceptions through scientific testing and experimentation, the show they host has explored hundreds of myths over the last nine years.

Registration Status

BUY TICKETS now through Ticket Return. Floor-level tickets are $75 per person, lower-level tickets are $45 per person, and upper-level tickets are $28 per person.

A limited number of VIP tickets are available at $150 per person. Each VIP ticket includes a meet-and-greet reception before the event with an opportunity to have your photo taken with Adam and Jamie. VIP tickets also include reserved stage-front seating and a North Carolina Science Festival t-shirt.

Location

Halton Arena
UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223

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