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 email@example.com.
Reel Science: The Matrix
5:30PM | Virtual Reality Showcase:
Meet local artists & studios showing off their newest creations and demo VR equipment.
- Hinge Digital
- 360 Labs
- Dot Dot Dash
- Oregon Story Board
6:30PM | VR: Connecting to Computation with Isaac L. Cohen, Simulation Artist and VR Game Developer
7:45PM | Movie: The Matrix (Duration: 2 hr. 16 mins. | Rating: R | Year: 1999)
ABOUT THE FILM
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this monthly series combines the best of Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience. All ages are welcome; 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
The Empirical Cafe will be open serving hotdogs, grilled cheese, movie snacks plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
Science Pub Eugene: Biodiversity Threats in Africa
Africa's Most Endangered: Biodiversity Threats in an Age of Extinction
With Nelson Ting, PhD, Associate Professor in the Institute of Ecology and Evolution and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon
May 11, 2017 | Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
There are five mass extinctions recognized in the history of the Earth. We may be in the midst of a sixth. This is especially apparent in mammalian communities that inhabit the tropical rainforests of Africa, where human-related hunting and habitat alteration are taking their toll on animals such as elephants, gorillas, and rhinos. But what are the larger drivers of these threats, and how are we linked to these issues when we live half a world away?
In this talk, Nelson Ting will discuss global connections driving the ongoing biodiversity crisis and how genetics can be used as a powerful tool to aid in conservation efforts. As examples, he will present research he has conducted on endangered elephants and monkeys found in the rainforests of Africa.
Nelson Ting is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Ecology and Evolution and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon. He obtained his doctoral degree from the City University of New York with training in biological anthropology, ecology, evolution, and genetics. His research uses genetics to better understand conservation issues in wild populations, focusing on the forested regions of the African tropics. This involves a combination of fieldwork and labwork, and over the past 10 years his studies have taken him across the African continent. He currently spends his spare time participating in a voluntary long-term study in primate development called “parenthood” as he tries to keep up with his 3 year-old.
Science Pub Eugene is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone. No RSVP or scientific 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.
Meet A Scientist: May
Included in General Admission | Current science gets up close and personal at Meet a Scientist. This program, held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, features local scientists who share their research and knowledge with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Meet a Scientist exclusively features professionals who are OMSI Science Communication Fellows.
Science Pub Portland: Science of Engagement & Video Games
Play Your Way to Engaged: The Science of Engagement & Video Games
With Scott Crabtree, Chief Happiness Officer and Founder at Happy Brain Science
Doors Open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
Over 155 million players play video games, they spend over 22 billion dollars each year, and that's just in the USA alone! What makes video games so compelling? How can you learn to engage yourself or others--at work and beyond--using some of the same techniques that video games use? Come to this highly interactive, game-like session and learn from the peer-reviewed science:
- How you can engage yourself and/or others in the same ways a great video game engages people.
- Why getting "buy-in through why-in" is so compelling when asking others for help.
- What game developers know about mastery and why you should also be “rubber banding”.
Learn the science that game developers use–and the practical steps anyone can take–to boost engagement.
As the Founder and Chief Happiness Officer at Happy Brain Science, Scott Crabtree empowers individuals and organizations to apply findings from cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology to boost productivity and happiness at work. Scott’s clients include Activision, Glu Mobile Games, Universe Sandbox, Microsoft, Blizzard Entertainment, and Dreamworks.
In his 25-year career, Scott has served as a leader in game development and software engineering. He’s founded startups and worked at a variety of technology companies large and small. In early 2012, he resigned his position as Tech Strategist at Intel to pursue his passion full time: helping people apply science to be happier and more successful.
Scott holds a B.A. in Cognitive Science from Vassar College. When he is not immersed in scientific data, he loves spending time with his wife, young daughters, and friends, especially in nature, and also enjoys playing with his rock band. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Scott Crabtree is a passionate teacher of neuroscience, psychology, and the science of happiness. Through presentations, workshops, coaching, and consulting, Scott is empowering individuals and organizations to apply findings from cutting-edge brain science to boost productivity and happiness at work.
Dinner will be available in our restaurant, Theory, or from the Empirical Café. Guests can check-in at the theater entrance to reserve a seat before grabbing dinner and drinks. Food and drink are welcome in the theater. Parking is free for the event. Doors open at 5pm
For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: email@example.com.
Lego structures looking a bit dim? Add some pizazz with LED lights! Learn the basics of electronic circuitry and power as we engineer a way to light up our Legos. Eager to continue your project at home? Each ticket holder leaves the lab with LEDs, wire, and a small battery – the building possibilities are endless!
Ages: 8 –13 with an adult, 13+ without an adult.
This is a limited edition lab designed to accompany our current Featured Exhibit, Art of the Brick. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
Star Party: Planet Parade
$5 Parking Per Vehicle Parking Fee
On Saturday, May 20, join OMSI and Rose City Astronomers at both Rooster Rock State Park and L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park starting at sunset. From beginners to experts of all ages, here's your opportunity to view the stars and other celestial objects up close and personal through telescopes. Viewing highlights planet Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, and more!
Join us as we gaze at the spring night sky at Rooster Rock State Park, located 22 miles east of Portland on I-84 just east of Sandy River at exit 25. To reach L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park, take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47. The event starts at sunset and is free with $5 parking per vehicle. Warm clothing and a flashlight with red light are recommended. Personal telescopes and binoculars are welcome.
On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Parties, it is suggested that interested visitors check back here for possible weather-related cancellations.
Warm clothing and a flashlight with red light are recommended. Personal telescopes and binoculars are welcome.
Rooster Rock State Park | Take I-84 east of the Sandy River at exit 25. The park is located 22 miles east of Portland.
L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park | Take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47. The park is located 34 miles west of Portland.
Food Smarts: The Science & Adventure of What We Eat
OMSI and ROAM SCHOOLED present “Food Smarts”
A Variety Experience With:
Roam Schooled (“A refreshing, beautiful listen” – The Guardian 50 best podcasts of 2016)
OMSI Food Science Educator
Camas Davis (Author & “Meat Thinker”) interviewed by Roam Schooled
Live Cooking Demonstration by Kit Zhu, Executive Chef of Bon Appetit at OMSI
Music by The Doubleclicks (Nerdcore duo)
Booths from local food artisans
Goodie Bags including gift certificates to ?Porque No? and more!
$25 General Admission
$40 VIP Tickets (includes reserved front four rows plus roof concert/social hour immediately following event).
On May 21, your mouth and your mind meet up to explore food.
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) and Roam Schooled (award-winning Portland-based podcast) are teaming up for an event at Revolution Hall to explore, entertain, taste, and discuss where our food comes from and why it tastes the way it does.
Why do I love peanut butter? Where does my sausage REALLY come from?
Live panel, tasting, vendors, and speakers including:
Roam Schooled is an award winning podcast featuring in-depth investigations with childlike sense of wonder - “A refreshing, beautiful listen” – The Guardian 50 best podcasts of 2016
OMSI has been thrilling and inspiring audiences with programming for adults with “Science Pubs” and “OMSI After Dark” events.
Camas Davis, author and “meat thinker”, founder of PDX Meat Collective. Camas is a former vegetarian who turned her sights to understanding a humane and sustainable way of being omnivorous.
Executive Chef Kit Zhu, Bon Appétit at OMSI. Kit joined Bon Appétit in January of 2012 as the Executive Chef at Intel and has been at OMSI since August 2016. His philosophy of sourcing from local farmers, fishermen and foraging for wild foods align with the Bon Appetit mantra.
Rebecca Reilly, Food Science Educator at OMSI. Rebecca uses her diverse experience in both formal and informal education, as well as nonprofit management to develop a variety of programs for all ages around nutrition, food, science, and culture. She received her Masters in Teaching in Diverse Contexts from University of Colorado, Denver.
The Doubleclicks, also known as Angela and Aubrey Webber, are a pair of sisters from Portland, Oregon who write songs that are snarky, geeky and sweet.
The Craft of Grafting
Ever wonder what the difference is between a hybrid, heirloom and GMO plant? Why are some carrots purple? What’s a meyer lemon or a kalette? In this lab, we’ll explore questions around science and technology in the modern food world. Participants will taste test and experiment with some of these amazing technologies and bring home their own grafted vegetable plant.
One ticket per plant, maximum three participants per ticket.
Ages: 8+ with an adult and 14+ without an adult. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
OMSI After Dark: Medieval Science
How does jousting work? Are moats really a good defense? Find out as modern scientists explore medieval sciences.
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!
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
PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS
Questions? Call 503.797.4642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ticketing questions call 503.797.4634
For more information about purchasing an OMSI After Dark Access Pass, please email email@example.com or give us a call at 503.797.4634
Science Pub Portland: Missoula Floods
Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods
With Scott Burns, PhD, Professor of Geology at Portland State University
Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
One of the greatest set of geological events to ever have occurred in North America was given the name, the Missoula Floods, which occurred between 15,000 and 18,000 years ago. This talk will focus on the incredible story of discovery and development of the idea of the floods by J Harlen Bretz and then will discuss the effect of the floods on the development of the landscape of 16,000 square miles of the Pacific Northwest.
Scott Burns, PhD, is a professor Emeritus of geology and past chair of the Department of Geology at Portland State University where he has taught for over 20 years. He has a B.S. degree in chemistry and a M.S. degree in physical sciences from Stanford University and a PhD in geology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Burns specializes in environmental and engineering geology, geomorphology, soils, and quaternary geology. In Oregon, his projects involve landslides and land use, environmental cleanup of service stations, slope stability, earthquake hazard mapping, the Missoula Floods, paleosols, loess soil stratigraphy, radon generation from soils, and the distribution of heavy metals and trace elements in Oregon soils and alpine soil development.
He has won many awards for outstanding teaching and his work in geology, including the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Portland State Alumni Association in 2001, the Richard Jahns Award for engineering geology from GSA and AEG in 2011, and the Outstanding Scientist for Oregon for 2014 from the Oregon Academy of Sciences. He has authored more than 100 publications and received more than 25 research grants. Dr. Burns actively helps local TV and radio stations and newspapers bring important geological news to the public and, for the past 43 years, has been studying wine and terroir—the relationship between wine, soils, geology, and climate.
Science Pub Mission is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone. No RSVP or scientific 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 see the Mission Theater website for a dinner menu and venue information.
Science Pub Corvallis: Ocean Tides
Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
With Jonathan White, Author and Founder of The Resource Institute
After nearly losing his 65’ wooden schooner in a large Alaskan tide, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White vowed to understand the tide. He knew the moon had something to do with it, but what exactly? He read a book, then two. Ten years later, he had read three hundred books and crisscrossed the seven seas to see the largest, fastest, scariest, and most amazing tides in the world. In China he confronted the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five foot tidal bore that races eighty miles up the Qiantang River; at London’s Royal Society, he dug into the earliest Western tide science, which preoccupied thinkers from Da Vinci to Galileo to Newton; and in the Arctic he followed an Inuit elder down a small hole through thick winter ice to gather fresh blue mussels in the cavities left by low tide. With photographs, stories, and short readings, Jonathan takes his audiences on an enthralling journey into the surprising and poetic workings of the tide.
Jonathan’s love for the sea is lifelong. He grew up on the beaches of southern California. He’s built and sailed many boats, logged more than a hundred thousand miles on the Pacific and Atlantic, and surfed all over the world. He has served on numerous conservation boards and committees, including the San Juan Preservation Trust, the San Juan County Marine Resources Committee, and the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative.
As founder and former director of the Resource Institute, a nonprofit educational organization based in Seattle, he spent 11 years building a seminar program aboard the schooner Crusader in the Pacific Northwest, from Puget Sound to Southeast Alaska.
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.
Fore more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: email@example.com.
You can also listen to their podcasts at http://communications.oregonstate.edu/podcast.