OMSI After Dark: Astronomy

JULY 31, 2019 | 7-10 PM

Discover the mind-boggling hugeness of the cosmos and our place in it at the intergalactic OMSI After Dark.

 

Shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight! Enjoy a glass of wine while learning about robots, tornados, or fossils. Talk to a brewer about the science behind beer, or sample products from local artisans.

 

All that and more with OMSI After Dark, a night at the museum for the 21-and-over crowd filled with food, drink, and science fun! Plus, visit our featured exhibit, The Science Behind Pixar (upcharge applies).

 

21+ Only | ID's Required


Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out. 

 

OMSI After Dark admission: $15/non-members, $7.50/OMSI Members and FREE for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders

 

OMSI After Dark admission, plus entry to The Science Behind Pixar: $21/non-members, $12.50/OMSI Members and $5 for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders


SCIENCE DEMONSTRATIONS

Written in the Stars | The stars are full of stories! Or is it just you point of view? See how the stars have all aligned in your search for the constellation Orion.

 

Unaerated Astronauts | Prepare your puffy astronaut for a mission into the vacuum of space. It may change them forever…

 

Spinoff Space Technology | Did NASA invent Tang? What other technologies started out of this world? See which everyday objects were first designed for the stars!

 

Bursting, Blasting, Giant Star, How We Tease Out What You Are | Discover how astronomers tell apart and study the mind boggling explosions that create the atoms of which you, your clothes, and your jewelry are first made.

 

Mysterious Exoplanets | Investigate how we detect planets that revolve around stars beyond our Sun.

 

Killer Alien Views | Make a model of one of the most abundant life forms on our planet, and maybe elsewhere…


PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS

AWOL Dance Collective Aerialists
8 & 9 PM | Main Lobby

 

Push/FOLD

8:15 & 9:15PM | Turbine Hall

Fusing martial arts, athletics, and ballet technique, push/FOLD is a mixed-discipline contemporary dance company directed by composer-choreographer Samuel Hobbs. Delivering workshops, immersive performances, and movement education to communities, push/FOLD has established itself as a force within Portland contemporary dance. This September, push/FOLD launches Union PDX: Festival of Contemporary Dance, an entire weekend of performances, masterclasses, and artist talks at the Hampton Opera Center.

 

Virtual Star Party
8, 830 & 9 PM

 

OMSI Portable Planetarium
TBD

 

Planetarium Shows:
Black Hole 
 730 PM
Dark Universe 8 PM
Starry Nights Live 830 PM
Extreme Planets 9 PM

 

Empirical Presentations:
50 Years Later - Bringing a Man Back from the Moon

with Peter McCloud, Aero/Aerothermodynamics Engineer with ERC Inc., based out of NASA Johnson Space Center, President, McCloud Aero Corp.
730 PM

 

We Choose To Go To The Moon: A life Sciences Perspective
with David Warmflash, MD, Astrobiologist and Author

The policy to put astronauts on the Moon in the 1960's introduced both biomedical challenges and a chance for discoveries in space life sciences.
815 PM

 

 

THEMED VENDORS

lunar and planetARy: Explore lunar and planetary science in augmented reality: Journey through space on an interactive tour of the Asteroid Belt, the Moon, Mars, Saturn, Pluto, and Europa
NASA Ambassadors: Alexe Mastanduno, Anthony Valoppi & Patrick Lloyd Hanrahan
Optimystical Studios
Oregon Rocketry
Pacific Space Flight
The Viking Mars Missions Education and Preservation Project
Portland State Aerospace Society
Rose City Astronomers
PSU Cascadia Meteorite Lab
Rock Lobster Design
Oregon L5 Society
Night Sky 45 Astronomy Club

 

ARTISAN VENDORS

Four Roses Bourbon
donnas macarons
Gilgamesh Brewing
Goundbreaker Brewing
Imperfect Produce
Nectar Creek Mead
Polar Seltzer
River House Dressing
Thinking Tree Spirits
Water Avenue Coffee
 

 


Questions? Call 503.797.4642 or email events@omsi.edu.

Ticketing questions call 503.797.4634


For more information about purchasing an OMSI After Dark Access Pass, please email concierge@omsi.edu or give us a call at 503.797.4000 x0