Educated Guess: Space Edition
July 24, 2019 | 6:30-8:30PM; Doors at 6PM | All ages welcome but trivia will be geared towards adults
Flaunt your knowledge of space science, current events, and pop culture in this multi-round, interactive game. Teams of 2-6 will compete in 5 rounds for fun, space themed prizes! See below for a list of prizes.
$5 for one player or $25 for a team of six
Round 1: Multiple Choice | Round 2: Active Challenge | Round 3: Open Response | Round 4: Puzzle Sheets | Round 5: Final Jeopardy
The Empirical Cafe will be open with sandwiches, snacks plus alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Abyla Grill, a Greek Mediterranean food cart will be on the front plaza as well.
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OMSI General Admission Passes, OMSI Pint Glasses, Local Restaruant Gift Cards, Mt Hood Brewing Beer, and more!
Doors open @ 6:30PM; Program Begins @ 7:00PM | Free Parking
Beer, wine, snacks and more! Aybla Grill food truck will be onsite selling gyros, kabobas and other mediteraneancuisine. Concessions available for purchase at the Empirical Theater Cafe.
Soufra follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a generational refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burl El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out to change her fate by launching a catering company, “Soufra,” and then expand it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee woman who now share this camp as their home. Together, they heal the wounds of war through the unifying power of food while taking their future into their own hands through an unrelenting belief in Mariam, and in each other. In the process, Mariam is breaking barriers, pulling together Syrian, Iraqi, Palestinian and Lebanese women to work side by side and form beautiful friendships while running this thriving business.
Soufra will shine a new and revealing light on people inside of the largest refugee crisis in human history, but ultimately this film is about hope, grit, passion and the common bonds created by bringing people together around food as a bridge to overcome all barriers. Though Mariam is officially considered “stateless” she is a beacon of hope and home for thousands upon thousands of women in the most unlikely of places. Mariam and her team will be just that for thousands more once her story is told through Soufra.
THIS IS NOT AN OMSI SPONSORED EVENT. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE VIA EVENTBRITE. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A LIVE PERFORMANCE.
James Hood’s MESMERICA Immersive Visual Music Concert Portland Premiere at The Kendall Planetarium
In these fast-paced, and often challenging times, music and art can provide us with relief from stress, and provide us with a sense of peace, tranquility, and renewal.
Experience the magic of this 360 degree immersive art and music cinema experience in the OMSI Kendall Planetarium.
Mesmerica is a visual music journey that brings the mesmerizing music of Grammy-nominated composer and percussionist, James Hood together with visually-hypnotic, 3D animated art curated from artists around the world to create an immersive, transcendant experience designed to soothe the mind and stimulate the senses.
Mesmerica premiered at the Fleet Planetarium in San Diego, California in June 2018 to two sold-out audiences and has been consitently filling venues with ongoing performances since October.
We're delighted to now bring it to Portland for special weekend night cinema showings.
For more information, visit www.jameshood.com/mesmerica
For questions about this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Make soap from scratch to take home while learning about the awesome chemistry of soap molecules! Participants must wear clothing that completely covers their arms, legs, and feet (no sandals or open-toed shoes) as we will be working with caustic substances.
Recommended for ages 6 and up with an adult, 12 and up without. General Admission and parking are not included in the price of the ticket.
One ticket per batch of soap. | Maximum three participants per ticket.
Time: 10AM - 12PM
Meet A Scientist: Space Edition!
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.
July 13 Activities:
Mapping the Frozen Seas | Using clues from incomplete data from satellites, become a sea ice scientist and map the Arctic Ocean.
Transient Detective | Compare light from a telescope to a transient database to see what cosmic object originated it.
Observing the Ocean from Space | Come explore with Ed what satellites can tell us about the ocean and its tides.
OMSI Goes Viral! | Viruses can live in extreme places –can they live in outer space?
Seeing Ocean Microbes from Space | Join Bryce to learn how scientists use satellites in space to learn about our oceans.
Monitoring Microbes from Space | Explore the oceans from space, and learn about the microscopic creatures that help regulate our climate.
July 27 Topics
Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis star in this latest animated film from Portland's Laika Studio.
Mr. Link is 8 feet tall, 630 lbs, and covered in fur, but don’t let his appearance fool you… he is funny, sweet, and adorably literal, making him the world’s most lovable legend. Tired of living a solitary life in the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Link recruits fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost to guide him on a journey to find his long-lost relatives in the fabled valley of Shangri-La. Along with adventurer Adelina Fortnight, our fearless trio of explorers encounter more than their fair share of peril as they travel to the far reaches of the world to help their new friend. Through it all, the three learn that sometimes you can find a family in the places you least expect.
Duration: 95 mins. | Rating: PG
OMSI After Dark: Astronomy
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
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
Virtual Star Party
8, 830 & 9 PM
OMSI Portable Planetarium
Black Hole 730 PM
Dark Universe 8 PM
Starry Nights Live 830 PM
Extreme Planets 9 PM
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.
Moon: An Illustrated History
with David Warmflash, PhD, Astrobiologist and Author
Measuring Sunlight On the Surface of the Earth
with Josh Peterson PhD, University of Oregon, Solar Radiation Monitoring Lab
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
Pacific Space Flight
The Viking Mars Missions Education and Preservation Project
UO Solar Radiation Monitoring Lab
Portland State Aerospace Society
Ticketing questions call 503.797.4634
Science Pub Portland: Pixar
The Art of Collaboration: Making Pictures with 400 People
With Keith Klohn and Michael O'Brien
Technical Directors at Pixar Animation Studios
August 1, 2019 | Doors Open @ 5PM
Please Note: OMSI's restaurant, Theory will not be open for this event.
Special tickets are also available to see the The Science Behind Pixar prior to the Science Pub presentation. Entry will begin at 5pm with the last entry no later than 6pm. The exhibit will close promptly at 7pm in time for the start of the event. The combined ticket for Science Pub & Pixar is $10.
Imagine that you had a great idea for an artistic endeavor that was so complex and massive that you could not hope to complete it all on your own. As a result, you have to enlist the help of a surprisingly large group of people, each with their own set of creative ideas, aesthetic approaches, and artistic skills (not to mention individualized personalities). However, the key to successfully achieving this goal not only depends on finding a unified vision that everyone can manage to follow, but also creating a highly collaborative environment that encourages everyone to have a creative voice. By allowing each person to contribute a tiny piece of their own artistry into the process, the outcome is a much stronger and richer final product.
In this talk, Technical Directors Michael O'Brien and Keith Klohn provide a small glimpse into the complex process of creating an animated feature at Pixar Animation Studios and attempt to provide insight into the process of collaborative art-making with a large group of people. Michael O'Brien has been an Effects Technical Director and Tools Developer at Pixar Animation Studios for 20 years. He has worked at Alias Wavefront and with Pixar's RenderMan group before his time at the studios. He has received two Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards (Coco, Brave) and an ASIFA Annie Award (The Good Dinosaur). Michael attended Santa Clara University with degree in Computer Science and Math.
Keith Klohn is also an Effect Technical Director that has worked at Pixar Animation Studios for the past 17 years and Blue Sky Studios for 2 years prior to that. He is the recipient of two Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards (Coco, Wall-E) and one ASIFA Annie Award (Coco). He attended Texas A&M University with graduate work in Visualization Sciences and undergraduate work in Civil Engineering.
OMSI Science Pub at the Empirical Theater is a ticketed event. To guarantee a seat at this event, please buy tickets online or at the OMSI front desk. Advanced tickets will be available for purchase until 2:00pm the day of the event. Please show your ticket at the theater entrance upon arrival.
If the event sells out, we will update the website and Facebook listings accordingly. If the event does not sell out in advance, attendance will be first-come, first-served at the door and at-the-door admission will remain a suggested donation.
Science Pub OMSI is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone – no 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: email@example.com.
Sandwiches, hotdogs, snacks and beverages are available from the Empirical Café. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science Pub Eugene: Sports Science
Why Walk When You Can Run? Exploration of Locomotion Transitions in Sport and Everyday Life
With Mike Hahn, PhD, Associate Professor of Human Physiology and the Director of the Bowerman Sports Science Clinic at the University of Oregon
August 8, 2019 | 6:30-8:30PM; Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
As humans move about in their everyday life, they encounter environmental conditions which challenge their locomotion patterns. Imagine being late for work and running to catch the bus, or needing to stop suddenly when something crosses your path. Or consider your rec-league soccer match when you’ve got to budget your running bouts to be able to last the entire match. These events require changes to locomotion patterns which can have a large impact on your ability to sustain physical exercise and to enjoy the world around you.
In this talk, biomechanist and sports scientist Mike Hahn will describe the biomechanical and physiological principles which govern the ability of humans to navigate the world in creative ways. Dr. Hahn will discuss examples ranging from the challenges of everyday life, to the performance of elite sporting events, to development of assistive devices intended to facilitate broader engagement in sport and exercise.
Dr. Michael Hahn joined the Department of Human Physiology in 2012, after having spent four years as a research scientist at the VA Puget Sound in Seattle and five years as a faculty member at Montana State University in Bozeman. He received a B.S. from Colorado Mesa University in 1996, an M.S. from Iowa State University in 2000, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 2003. Between graduate degrees, he worked at the Mayo Clinic in the Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory, specializing in hand and wrist joint function after injury and joint replacement. His research interests have ranged from prevention of falls, to utilization of computational analysis tools (such as artificial neural networks, support vector machines, and genetic algorithms) for solving complex modeling and optimization tasks, to enhancing the performance of fly-casting.
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: email@example.com.
Superpower Dogs: Sensory Friendly Screening
AUG 10, 2019 | 9AM | Sensory Friendly Screening | Regular Pricing Applies
Ricochet invites you to a special sensory-friendly screening of SuperPower Dogs.
Sensory friendly showings provide families and individuals with varying abilities the opportunity to enjoy a family friendly film where kids can be kids in a safe and accepting environment. The theater will be made comfortable by brighter lights and the sound level will be turned down. The audience is encouraged to be themselves and interact with the movie, while having fun without the worry of disturbing others. Dance, sing and enjoy the show!
Stay afterwards to meet some amazing and hardworking assistance and rescue dogs on OMSI's Front Plaza! Read more here.
Regular movie prices will apply. Group rates are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503.797.4529 for more information.
Celebrate Amazing Dogs
Aug 10, 2019 | 10am-2pm | Free event on the Front Plaza | Parking, Museum Admission and Attraction fees not included
Come meet some amazing and hardworking assistance and rescue dogs at OMSI! On Saturday, August 10 we will be celebrating International Assistance Dog Week and our newest movie, Superpower Dogs.
Learn how assistance dogs help transform the lives of their human partners by mitigating their disability related limitations and meet your local search and rescue dogs and find out how they help find people lost in the woods, can find you in an avalanche and more.
You can meet dogs and trainers from:
We will be screening Superpower Dogs many times on Saturday. Check back for a full schedule. Movie tickets are $8.50/adults, $7/seniors, $6.50/youth; OMSI members receive a discount.
At 9am we will host a sensory-friendly screening of SuperPower Dogs for people with speical needs. More information will be posted soon.
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Star Party: Perseid Meteor Shower Watch
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is getting ready for its largest star party of the year on Monday, August 12, the Perseid Meteor Shower Watch! Hundreds of star lovers from across the Pacific Northwest will be meeting at both Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park at 9 p.m. to watch and enjoy the wonder of the Perseid Meteor Shower. The event, sponsored by OMSI, Rose City Astronomers, and Oregon Parks and Recreations will have telescopes set up for attendees to use. OMSI staff will be presenting informal talks about the meteor shower, constellations, and the summer sky.
Join us as we gaze at the summer 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 9:00 pm and is free with $5 parking per vehicle. Limited capacity, first-come, first-served. When capacity is full, parks will close.
The event starts at 9:00 pm 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.
The Perseid Meteor Showers are visible throughout the state. If you aren't able to join us at the party, get away from city lights and gaze at the sky. Midnight is expected to be the peak time.
$5 Parking Per Vehicle Parking Fee. Limited capacity, first-come, first-served. When capacity is full, parks will close.
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.