A big weekend for science, discovery, fun...and big explosions from the Mythbusters.
Still some showers coming our way, but so what?
This is a great weekend to go to the 2nd Science and Engineering Festival at the D.C. Convention center. You've still got some time to get out and check out the festival on Sunday. Here is what you'll have to look forward to:
I was there at 1PM Saturday with the "Myth Busters" on the main area. Here is a link with all the information.
And make sure to bring your parents Sunday if you didn't get there today, the festival runs through Sunday.
Here I am at the main hall Saturday afternoon with Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman the really inventive fellows who created and host Myth Busters. We had about 1,000 young people (and parents) there today. Lots of great questions for Adam and Jamie and lots of fun. They ended with a video of some of their favorite explosions.
It must be fun to have a show where you do get to blow things up. But they sure made the point "Don't try this at home." Here we are afterward when they're probably thinking, "He would look better with a duct tape hat"
I loved science and math when I was in school and to see how a nerdy kid grows up to be a meteorologist on TV, here I am next to my 9th grade science fair projects.
My project was future rockets. . .and this was before the launch of the first earth satellite "Sputnik". Science is fun. Some others you might see are Bill Nye The Science guy here with Adam:
and the storm chasers with this Doppler on Wheels.
No tornadoes allowed this weekend. Have fun and see you there!