R@H PROJECT: FIGHTING COVID-19

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Choose from a spectacular, fulldome show in state-of-the-art Sudekum Planetarium; hands-on, interactive exhibits; or one of our award-winning programs like daily Science Live! demonstrations, 3D printing workshops, summer camps and more!

  800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203

 We are open Thursdays - Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., allowing limited guests enter the museum per hour. We strongly encourage buying your tickets in advance.
We will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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DIY Science

We are proud to offer fun DIY science experiments the whole family can enjoy! We hope you'l have fun digging into the subjects below, and we can't wait to see you at the museum.

Please consider making a donation to support the museum's mission during the COVID-19 closure.

R@H PROJECT: FIGHTING COVID-19

Adventure Science Center is contributing to global scientific research efforts to fight diseases such as COVID-19 by enabling the use of their powerful Sudekum Planetarium servers through a platform run by the University of California, Berkeley, with support from the National Science Foundation. The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is a volunteer, crowdsourced computing platform that downloads scientific computing jobs to remote computers and runs programs in an effort to advance important research. Adventure Science Center is giving BOINC researchers access to their servers for use in the critical Rosetta@home (R@h) project from the University of Washington. The R@h project is seeking to model important COVID-19 proteins and predict their three-dimensional shapes. Knowledge gained from studying these viral proteins is now being used to guide the design of novel vaccines and antiviral drugs. Along with COVID-19, the R@h project will also be helping efforts at designing new proteins to fight diseases such as HIV, malaria, cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Anyone with a computer is able to join the effort. By running R@h on your computer when you're not using it, you’ll speed up and extend efforts to design new proteins and to predict their 3-dimensional shapes. Learn more at boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta.

Posted by Courtney Cotton at 8:00 AM