Orlando Science Center hosts Sir Harold Kroto, co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in chemistry, for a special talk about his work in the field. His co-discovery of buckyballs is credited for opening up the study of nanotechnology — the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular and supramolecular scale. This all takes place on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Orlando Science Center.
Guests can enjoy Kroto’s presentation and dive deeper into the world of nanotechnology by experiencing the Science Center’s newest traveling exhibit “Zoom Into Nano” and seeing National Geographic’s newest film “Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D” in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience.
Dr. Sir Harold Kroto was the co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work that led to the discovery of buckminsterfullerene, a form of pure carbon better known as “buckyballs.” Kroto is a professor in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at Florida State University.
“Zoom Into Nano” is a hands-on, interactive exhibition that focuses on how scientists make things that are too small to see. Visitors can make and see nanostructures; explore what nanotechnology is and how it might affect our lives; and discover the amazing properties of memory metal, liquid crystals and magnetic fluid.
“Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D” will transport audiences to places on this planet that they have never been before to see things that are beyond their normal vision, yet literally right in front of their eyes. High-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology are just a few of the advancements in science that now allow us to see a whole new universe of events, creatures and processes we never even knew existed.
Experience Sir Harold Kroto’s presentation with admission to Orlando Science Center which is $19 for adults and $13 for youth (ages 3 – 11). Tickets include access to all four floors of exhibits, giant screen and 3-D educational films, one Hollywood feature-length film, and live programming.