Free Saturday admission for the Museum of Arts and Sciences

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – “They’ve sent people in space to discover what black holes are,” says nine-year-old Jonah Carroll.

He hasn’t quite mastered the art of sharing with his younger brother, during their visit at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

But he has no problem talking about what he has learned about the Black Hole exhibit.

“I’ve discovered that, in this museum, it’s a big magnet and it sucks stuff in and shoots stuff out into space,” says Carroll.

The Medcen Community Health Foundation is collaborating with the Museum of Arts and Sciences to offer free admission to the museum on the first Saturdays of each month.

Museum of Arts and Sciences, Executive Director,
Susan Welsh says they will have numerous activities throughout the day. Visitors can participate in scavenger hunts, nature walks, and interactive exhibits.

“We have lots of fun things going on, Black Holes is a traveling exhbition that we’re hosting, “ says Welsh. “We also have two wonderful exhibitions, one is called Black and Light. It’s an Abrasion Holography, a very interesting combination of art and science.”

The museum will showcase the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System. It has been used by surgeons at the Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG).

“We’re so excited to have the second of our Medcen first Saturdays,” says Museum of Arts and Sciences Curator, Susan Mays. “The theme for this one is space medicine. It will focus on things that were related to scientific developments in space but which have affected medicine here on earth.”

Medical experts, such as MCCG, surgeon, Dr. Eric Lincoln says advanced technology has played a key role in how they perform surgeries.

Dr. Lincoln is a Georgia Tech Graduate with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also has a medical degree and is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon.

Dr. Lincoln says there are some advantages to using the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System during surgery.

“We’ve found increase accuracy replacing hardware in the spine, shorter operation time and decrease blood loss,” he says.

In March Dr.Lincoln used robotics during spinal surgery on a 13-year-old muscular dystrophy patient who had developed scoliosis in his spine.

“We used the Mazor system to put pedicle screws in, from the top of his thoracic spine all the way down and into his pelvis,” he added.

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