Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
"A swiftly paced, rough-and-ready entertainment that, in anticipating the canonical events of A New Hope, manages the tricky feat of seeming at once casually diverting and hugely consequential." Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
Duration: 133 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Science Pub Portland: Glaciers
Glacier in the American West: A History of their Recent Past and a Glimpse into their Potential Future
With Andrew Fountain, PhD, Professor of Geography and Geology at Portland State University
May 4, 2017 | Doors Open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
Glaciers are amazing features, persistent formations of snow and ice even during the hottest of summers. For a long time the nature of their movement was controversial and in the continental US glaciers were unknown to science until 1871. We all know that glaciers are sensitive indicators of climate; they grow during cold snowy times and shrink during warm dry ones, although exceptions to this common sense rule do exist. The exploration of the glaciers in the American West and how have they changed since that time is a fascinating story that has roots in Portland.
Dr. Andrew G. Fountain will explore the changing glaciers of Oregon and of the American West against the backdrop of glaciers globally including the two big ice sheets, Greenland and Antarctica. The presentation will show how the glaciers have changed over the past century, discuss the relevancy of glaciers, and consider what the future might bring.
Andrew G. Fountain, Ph.D. has studied glaciers for the past three decades, getting his start in the Cascade Range of Washington. His studies have taken him to Alaska, Arctic Sweden, and Antarctica. He recently visited Antarctica in January 2017 and has a new study in Arctic Sweden this summer after an absence of 10 years. His current focus is glacier change in the American West (not including Alaska). He is a professor of geology and geography at Portland State University, an honorary fellow of several scientific societies, has won a number of awards for research, and has been an international fellow to Great Britain and Japan.
Science Pub Mission is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone. No RSVP or scientifict background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dinner and drinks will be available throughout the presentation. Please visit the McMenamins Mission Theater website for a dinner menu and venue information.
Flight of the Butterflies | 3D
A scientific adventure story about the remarkable Monarch butterfly which makes one of the longest migrations on Earth with pinpoint navigational accuracy to a secluded place it has never been. Follow the monarchs' perilous and extraordinary journey through the story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find their remote hideaway in the mountains of Mexico.
Duration: 44 mins. | Rating: All Ages
D-Day: Normandy 1944
June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, D-Day blends animation, CGI and stunning live-action images in exploring the history, military strategy, science, technology and human values involved in this monumental event.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: Ages 6 & Up
Wild Africa | 3D
Venture on a spectacular journey through the most dramatic continent on earth: Africa. The story of this enchanted land is told through its relationship to water. Water crafts wild Africa, conjuring up life wherever it journeys… travelling above the plains on seasonal winds, cascading along raging rivers or sheltering coral cities.
Travel to fantastic places, meet amazing creatures and uncover the fascinating secrets of this amazing place. Learn how spectacular thermal geysers help turn thousands of flamingos pink, and create the perfect conditions for them to breed; why the heat beating down on waterless dunes in the Namib Desert forces a lizard to dance; and why it snows on the equator.
It’s an adventure where you will truly believe the real world is more extraordinary and awe-inspiring than any fiction.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Cinco De Mayo:The Battle
Mexican filmmaker Rafa Lara considered one of the biggest sensations in the movie industry returns to Portland to present a film he both wrote and directed, the 2013 epic Cinco De Mayo: The Battle.
Cinco De Mayo:The Battle chronicles the story of Mexico’s Battle of Puebla, the most important battle in Mexico’s history. When the imposing French army invades Mexico to set up a monarchy, General Ignacio Zaragoza (Kuno Becker) must defend the city of Puebla, commanding a poorly armed and outnumbered troop of men. The film recounts the bravery of a people pushed to the limit, fighting for their nation, their families and their pride. The biggest budget Mexican film of all time, Cinco De Mayo:The Battle features an all-star cast, including Angelica Aragon, Kuno Becker, Mario Zaragoza, Liz Gallardo and Christian Vasquez.
Join us on May 5th for this magnificent production and the opportunity to meet director Rafa Lara.
This event is presented by VERSI APP "Something Better" in collaboration with Literary Arts, OMSI, Hispanicpros and The Portland Latin American Film Festival.
Duration: 126 mins. | Rating: R | Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Independent Women Pt 1
Don’t Hurt Yourself
If I were a Boy
Crazy In Love
Love on Top
Run The World
Laser Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon
Song List includes:
Speak to Me
On the Run
The Great Gig in the Sky
Us and Them
Any Colour You Like
Duration: 45 mins.
While dissecting squid, participants will practice observation skills and making hypotheses about the animal's unique adaptations.
One squid per ticket, maximum two people per ticket.
NOTE: Squid can cause allergic reactions in those with seafood and shellfish allergies. We will provide gloves and goggles, if needed.
Ages 8 and up. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
$2 Days at OMSI
$2 Days at OMSI
Explore the museum and all permanent exhibits for just $2 per person on the first Sunday of every month! Submarine Tours, Theater and Planetarium shows are also reduced to $5 per person, or less with applicable discounts.
Science Pub Corvallis: Total Solar Eclipse
There Goes the Sun: The North American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017
With Randal Milstein, Instructor (OSU) and Astronomer-in-Residence for the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium.
(Note: This science pub will be held in room 100 of the Learning Innovation Center on the OSU campus. Food and beverages will NOT be served at this event or allowed in the room.)
On August 21, North America will experience a total solar eclipse when the Moon passes directly between the Sun and Earth. The Moon’s shadow, what scientists call the umbra, will pass over Corvallis, Salem and Albany, move on to Madras, Prineville and Redmond and end its Oregon journey over John Day, Baker City and Ontario.
At the May 8 Corvallis Science Pub, Randall Milstein will discuss the science and history of solar eclipses and offer practical tips on how to witness the event safely. “With it crossing so much of North America, it may become the most widely shared natural event in human history,” says Milstein, an astronomy instructor in the Department of Physics and College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.
What scientists call the “path of totality” — a roughly 75-mile wide highway of darkness — will quickly move eastward through twelve states before reaching South Carolina about 90 minutes after arriving in Oregon.
This is the first total solar eclipse to target the continental United States since 1979, the first to run from the North American Pacific Coast to Atlantic Coast since 1918, and the first total solar eclipse since 1776 with its path of totality completely within the continental United States. Although a total solar eclipse happens about once every 18 months somewhere on Earth, it is still a rare event.
The Science Pub presentation is free and open to the public.
Sponsors of Science Pub include Terra magazine at OSU, the Downtown Corvallis Association and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
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Movement in the Museum: Energy and Flow
Movement in the Museum is a new class series that explores principles of science in the actions and sensations of our moving bodies. Each class kicks off with a hands-on science activity or demonstration to explore the evening’s topic, a 1-hour dance or yoga class, and a 15-minute discussion. No previous dance or yoga experience is required. Open to ages 12 and over.
May 9 | 6-8 PM
Tickets: $10 (OMSI Members & students receive 15% off) Student discount available at the door only.
Please bring your own yoga mat and bottled water.
Energy and Flow: Yoga with Kate Busby
This class begins in OMSI’s laser lab where we will learn about fiber optics and how scientists are using light to transmit information. We will then learn how our bodies receive, process and transmit information through our sense organs and nervous system, and discover how yoga and meditation can help us regulate, heal and support our perceptive and cognitive abilities.
Questions call 503-797-4529 or firstname.lastname@example.org.