Chandler Science Spectacular

Arizona Scitech Chandler Science Spectacular

Science is on display in a way you haven’t experienced it before at the Chandler Science Spectacular. From cartoons to lava lamps and fingerprints to flight simulation, this festival connects everyday life to science through interactive, hands-on exhibits. The two day event is in Downtown Chandler and runs 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 (A Night of Art & Science) and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 (Science Saturday).

This year, the Science Saturday event is joined by the E.P.I.C. Fest (Explore. Play. Imagine. Create.), showcasing the Maker culture. Makers are hobbyists, tinkerers, engineers, programmers and people using new and unique technologies, as well as traditional forms of DIY.

SciTech Chandler Science Spectacular

 

More than 70 exhibits are on display; below are just a few examples:

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Center for Science and the Imagination at ASU Classic Warner Bros cartoon shorts about space exploration followed by a conversation with experts in Space Exploration and Animation.

Flight Simulator: Garmin Feel the power of flight with Garmin’s flight simulator

Crime Scene & Fingerprinting: City of Chandler Police Department Solve the mystery at this interactive mock crime scene, or learn how to read fingerprints when they are left as clues.

Rocket Launch: Orbital Sciences See how Orbital puts rockets into space with this hands on rocket-launching demo

Breaking Boards & Science: Sport Science of Martial Arts Who knew how fun applied physics can be? Feel the explosive power of changing acceleration or changing mass when you attempt to break plastic boards

Foam Block Building: The Arizona Science Center & First Things First Families can use giant foam blocks of all shapes to build a design they create.

Lava Lamp Creation: Primavera Online High School Kids make their own Flubber or personal Lava Lamp to learn about oil & water.
Game Truck Spaceship: Game Truck * Available 1 to 4 p.m. Travel through the solar system with game truck spaceship

Technology & the Library: Downtown Chandler Library Learn to use Zinio, featuring more than 500 multi-language magazines, along with library iPads and eReaders to access eBooks, databases, Freegal, and BookMyne.

Chandler Science Spectacular is part of the Arizona SciTech Festival, a statewide movement to promote and celebrate science in our daily lives and to earn recognition for Arizona as a science and technology hub. The Chandler Science Spectacular is sponsored by Intel, and all events are free and open to the public.

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OneBookAZ eBook Publishing Program

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One Book AZ

OneBookAZ, the annual all-ages reading program that brings people together through a shared literature experience. OneBookAZ encourages communities across the State of Arizona to read the same book at the same time and participate in discussions and programs centered on that book. This year, the writings of three Arizona “content creators” were chosen through an eBook writing competition that was held in November.

This year’s Adult selection is “Lauren Greasewater’s War,” by Stephen Hirst, “Corr Syl the Warrior,” by Garry Rogers is the Teen selection, and the Children’s book winner is “The Space Adventures of Jack Smacker Little Leaguer,” by Mike Giglio. All three books are available until June 1 for free digital download to a Kindle or any other e-reader at www.onebookaz.org and with a valid Chandler Public Library card. Users can visit any of the four Chandler Public Library locations if they need assistance in downloading any of the books.

Additionally, the Downtown Library will be hosting an eBook publishing program at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 in the Copper Room, 22 S. Delaware Street. This program will feature author Vincent Alascia, who will discuss this new frontier for authors, small presses, and the traditional publishing industry.

“This program, on a practical level, will assist authors and aspiring authors by presenting viable approaches to navigating the learning curve presented by digital publishing,” said Chandler Librarian Ted Liebler. “Taking a wider perspective, digital publishing fits into the maker movement in that the library can provide technical information to help support the manifestation of a creative work.”

The annual One Book AZ program was brought to Arizona in 2002, and coordinated by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State.

Upcoming Events

04/14 6:30 PM
Novel Critique Group for Experienced and Aspiring Novelists

The Novel Critique Group meets every two weeks and provides two powerful critique groups in one. Aspiring Novelist Group and Experienced Novelist Group.

Aspiring Novelist Group: This group is for those still working to publish their first novel. For this group, you need to submit 1000-4000 words via email at least one week prior to the meeting so it can be distributed for the next meeting. Critiques will be provided by fellow aspiring novelists.

Experienced Novelist Group: This group is for those with published novels. For this group, please submit 2,500-10,000 words for critique. For submissions longer than 5,000 words, please provide them in two sections. If we have the time, we will review both sections, but we will impose a total word count limit, which will be agreed upon by the group. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the meeting they will be critiqued in so we can discuss the length of the submissions for the next meeting at the end of the meeting.

Submissions and questions should be sent to david@grendelmen.com

Gangplank is in Downtown Chandler on Arizona Ave. just north of Frye Rd. There will be a note on the board inside the door as to which meeting room we will be in. Meet and greet is from 6:30 to 7:00 and we will start our critiques at 7:00 sharp.

Event Registration URL
http://www.meetup.com/EastValleyWritingWorkshop/events/220810828/

04/24 8:00 AM
Final Friday Breakfast--April

Join us to chat about Gangplank Chandler and meet some fun folks. Yoli’s is just behind Gangplank: 241 S Oregon St, Chandler, Arizona 85225. Final Friday Breakfast at Yolis is every last Friday of the month.

04/28 6:30 PM
Novel Critique Group for Experienced and Aspiring Novelists

The Novel Critique Group meets every two weeks and provides two powerful critique groups in one. Aspiring Novelist Group and Experienced Novelist Group.

Aspiring Novelist Group: This group is for those still working to publish their first novel. For this group, you need to submit 1000-4000 words via email at least one week prior to the meeting so it can be distributed for the next meeting. Critiques will be provided by fellow aspiring novelists.

Experienced Novelist Group: This group is for those with published novels. For this group, please submit 2,500-10,000 words for critique. For submissions longer than 5,000 words, please provide them in two sections. If we have the time, we will review both sections, but we will impose a total word count limit, which will be agreed upon by the group. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the meeting they will be critiqued in so we can discuss the length of the submissions for the next meeting at the end of the meeting.

Submissions and questions should be sent to david@grendelmen.com

Gangplank is in Downtown Chandler on Arizona Ave. just north of Frye Rd. There will be a note on the board inside the door as to which meeting room we will be in. Meet and greet is from 6:30 to 7:00 and we will start our critiques at 7:00 sharp.

Event Registration URL
http://www.meetup.com/EastValleyWritingWorkshop/events/220810828/

05/11 6:00 PM
How to Use a Plotter to Print Your Big Ideas – May 2015 CraftHack

When your imagination can’t be confined to a letter-sized sheet of paper, a plotter printer can be a great thing to have!

05/12 6:30 PM
Novel Critique Group for Experienced and Aspiring Novelists

The Novel Critique Group meets every two weeks and provides two powerful critique groups in one. Aspiring Novelist Group and Experienced Novelist Group.

Aspiring Novelist Group: This group is for those still working to publish their first novel. For this group, you need to submit 1000-4000 words via email at least one week prior to the meeting so it can be distributed for the next meeting. Critiques will be provided by fellow aspiring novelists.

Experienced Novelist Group: This group is for those with published novels. For this group, please submit 2,500-10,000 words for critique. For submissions longer than 5,000 words, please provide them in two sections. If we have the time, we will review both sections, but we will impose a total word count limit, which will be agreed upon by the group. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the meeting they will be critiqued in so we can discuss the length of the submissions for the next meeting at the end of the meeting.

Submissions and questions should be sent to david@grendelmen.com

Gangplank is in Downtown Chandler on Arizona Ave. just north of Frye Rd. There will be a note on the board inside the door as to which meeting room we will be in. Meet and greet is from 6:30 to 7:00 and we will start our critiques at 7:00 sharp.

Event Registration URL
http://www.meetup.com/EastValleyWritingWorkshop/events/220810828/

05/26 6:30 PM
Novel Critique Group for Experienced and Aspiring Novelists

The Novel Critique Group meets every two weeks and provides two powerful critique groups in one. Aspiring Novelist Group and Experienced Novelist Group.

Aspiring Novelist Group: This group is for those still working to publish their first novel. For this group, you need to submit 1000-4000 words via email at least one week prior to the meeting so it can be distributed for the next meeting. Critiques will be provided by fellow aspiring novelists.

Experienced Novelist Group: This group is for those with published novels. For this group, please submit 2,500-10,000 words for critique. For submissions longer than 5,000 words, please provide them in two sections. If we have the time, we will review both sections, but we will impose a total word count limit, which will be agreed upon by the group. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the meeting they will be critiqued in so we can discuss the length of the submissions for the next meeting at the end of the meeting.

Submissions and questions should be sent to david@grendelmen.com

Gangplank is in Downtown Chandler on Arizona Ave. just north of Frye Rd. There will be a note on the board inside the door as to which meeting room we will be in. Meet and greet is from 6:30 to 7:00 and we will start our critiques at 7:00 sharp.

Event Registration URL
http://www.meetup.com/EastValleyWritingWorkshop/events/220810828/

05/29 8:00 AM
Final Friday Breakfast at Yolis

Join us to chat about Gangplank Chandler and meet some fun folks. Yoli’s is just behind Gangplank: 241 S Oregon St, Chandler, Arizona 85225. Final Friday Breakfast at Yolis is every last Friday of the month.