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Visit DEEPSEA CHALLENGER at Georgia Aquarium!

When: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Where: Georgia Aquarium
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The submarine James Cameron engineered for his historic dive to 35,787 feet in the Mariana Trench will be outside of Georgia Aquarium, with programming happening between 10a.m. - 2p.m. both inside and outside Georgia Aquarium.

Events Include:

  • Submarine on view next Georgia Aquarium, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Welcome event at outside near the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER
  • Expedition team members available to answer questions about the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER
  • Sendoff Event with Georgia Aquarium Mascots

Explorer and Filmmaker James Cameron went to the bottom of the ocean and back in DEEPSEA CHALLENGER during a record-breaking solo dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see and learn about one of the most technologically advanced craft on the planet!

The bright green, 24-foot long DEEPSEA CHALLENGER will be on display at Georgia Aquarium between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. before embarking on a trip to Washington, D.C. and then to the sub's final home at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Scientists traveling with the sub across the country will explain the remarkable human achievement of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition and the groundbreaking technology required for its success.

Speakers Include:

  • Dr. Christina Symons, Marine Geologist & Science Coordinator, DEEPSEA CHALLENGE
  • Dr. Dijanna Figuero, Marine Biologist & Educator, DEEPSEA CHALLENGE
  • Dr. Dave Gallo, Director of Special Projects, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Anthony Taratino, Research Engineer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

This journey marks the first time the sub will be shown in public. Supported by Rolex, and in partnership with National Geographic, the trip is intended to engage and inspire children and to focus on the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in education. You can track their journey at www.deepseaamerica.com!

Learn more about DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, the "moon-lander" of the ocean, and the discoveries it has made.

All images © Mark Thiessen/National Geographic from the June issue of National Geographic magazine

Outdoor programs are free to the public. Programs/presentations held within the galleries are free for members and included with general exhibits admission for non-members.

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