Friday, February 13, 2009

This Weekend in Georgia

Happy Valentine's Day, Georgia!

This weekend in Georgia, travel to Egypt and visit the tomb of the pharoah, Tutankhamun! Sound incredible? Photographs make it all possible! Emory University's Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta is featuring an exhibit of photographs taken by Harry Burton during the excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb; a process that took ten years! In addition to the photographs, the exhibit features explanation and interpretation of the early use of photography in archaeology, the career of Harry Burton, and the connection between these photographs and the infamous curse of Tutankhamun's tomb! Tours are available Friday, February 13, Saturday, February 14, and Sunday, February 15 from 9 AM until 5 PM. Admission is a $7 donation. For more information, visit the Carlos Museum's website.

If you have an outdoor bent and you're looking for something a little different to do this
Valentine's Day weekend, the Bird Photo Contest at Crooked River State Park in St. Mary's will fit the bill! Running from Friday, February 13 through Monday, February 16, visit the park and photograph blackbirds, herons, cardinals, and more of your favorite avian friends. Then enter the photo contest! There is a $3 parking fee. More information is available at Crooked River Creek State Park's website.

For the space enthusiast, this weekend visit the Museum of Arts and Science in Macon, which is featuring Beyond: Visions of Planetary Landscapes. Raw data from the NASA archives and breathtaking photos from the Magellan, Voyager 1 and 2 probes and the Viking Landers are presented and give visitors the chance to see breathtaking images from space like they've never seen before! The Museum of Arts and Science is open from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, February 14, and 1 PM to 5 PM on Sunday, February 15. There is a small admission fee. For more information, click here!

And those are just a few of this weekend's highlights. For more information, check out the new website!

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