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.
Included in General Admission | The Earth Science Hall also houses the Paleo Lab, where staff and volunteers excavate real dinosaur and ancient Oregon fossils from plaster casts in a setting open to the public.
Included in General Admission | Discover the hair-raising effects of static electricity with the Van de Graff Generator and view some of the first phonographs ever made at the Physics Lab.
Included in General Admission | The Watershed Lab allows visitors to create their own rivers; watch salmon develop from eggs to smolts; explore the microscopic world that supports us all, and see how we all fit into the region we call the Northwest.
Science Pub Hillsboro: Geology of the National Parks
Dynamic Geology of the National Parks of the Pacific Northwest
With Scott Burns, PhD, Professor of Geology at Portland State University
Doors Open at 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
The National Park System is part of our heritage in the United States. We have 59 parks and six of them are in the Pacific Northwest. All are connected geologically, tied together with the tectonics of the Juan de Fuca plate which is being subducted under North America from the ocean floor off of the coast. Join Professor Scott Burns of Portland State as he discusses the exciting geology and natural history of Crater Lake, Mt. Rainier, Olympic, North Cascades, Redwoods and Mt. Lassen national parks. Dr. Burns has been teaching a course in the national parks for over 25 years. This is the 100th anniversary of the national park service.
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.
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X-Men: Apocalypse | 3D
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-Men: Apocalypse.
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
"This is turning into the season of superheroes battling other superheroes, but X-Men: Apocalypse is the first one, so far, to do it right." Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
Duration: 136 mins. | Rating: PG-13
OMSI After Dark: Go for the Gold
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 taste how an extra 10% cacao can make a difference in chocolate.
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
OMSI After Dark admission: $15/non-members, $7.50/OMSI Members and FREE for OMSI After Dark Members.
Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out.
Go For The Gold: See you at the finish line! On your mark, get set, GO to OMSI as we push the limits of physical strength and endurance.
Electro-lights | Sports drinks and electricity! Need we say more?
The Human Condition| Test yourself with these scientific hands on human physiology trials.
Magneto | Discover how your muscles work first hand in this shocking demonstration that Dr. Frankenstein would be proud of.
7:45 & 8:45PM I Jugglemania Science Circus
9pm | Olympic Sailing and Beyond with Kerry Poe, an accomplished big boat sailor and four—time member of the U.S. Sailing Team
Learn what it takes to sail in the Olympics, hear stories about how Kerry narrowly missed representing the U.S. in the 470 Class at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and find out how you can get into sailing in your own backyard.
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From the soaring and breathtaking cliffs of Norway to the calm and inspiring immensity of the Mojave Desert, from a child's daunting first day of school to the exciting world of skydiving and base jumping, Adrenaline Rush explores the psychological and physiological forces behind risk taking and the physics involved in high-risk activities.
Adrenaline Rush examines why the human mind and body crave danger as viewers experience breathtaking views of skydiving over the Florida Keys and a 4,265-foot jump from a legendary Norwegian cliff. The film also follows skydivers as they prepare to undertake a unique scientific experiment: trying to fly the parachute imagined in 1485 by Leonardo da Vinci, the first parachute design ever recorded.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: Ages 8+
Mission to the Moon
What’s awesome about our Moon? What tools do space scientists use to explore beyond Earth? This lab explores ideas about astronomy, planetary science, and how scientists explore the universe. Students make and take home their own chart of moon phases.
Ages 3 – 6. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
Space Junk | 3D
After half a century of space exploration we are now faced with what has long been a staple of science fiction – an orbiting junkyard of cast-off space debris. With media headlines periodically warning us of debris falling from the skies, orbital debris – or "space junk" – has finally risen to the forefront of social consciousness. But what is space junk? How did it get there? Just how big, and serious, is the problem?
Narrated by Academy Award® Nominee Tom Wilkinson, Space Junk is the first movie to explore the exponentially expanding ring of debris that threatens the safety of our planet's orbits. From the stunning depths of Arizona's Meteor Crater to an unprecedented view of our increasingly crowded orbits 22,000 miles above earth, the film offers dramatic visuals, both real and animated, to describe the threat of orbital debris.
Former NASA scientist and the "Father of Space Junk," Don Kessler reaches back to the beginning of our solar system for understanding and guides us through the challenges we face in protecting our orbits for the future. At risk is the future of space exploration and the safety of the extensive satellite network that powers our modern day communication systems. This visually explosive journey of discovery weighs the solutions aimed at restoring Earth's orbits.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
View spectacular demonstrations of unusual physics, including the vacuum chamber, the Van de Graaff generator and the Tesla coil. This lab is in a demonstration format, with volunteers called on to assist with the experiments.
Recommended for ages 8 and up. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
Oregon Star Party 2016
Oregon Star Party 2016
Oregon Star Party’s planning committee is pleased to announce that the 29th annual Oregon Star Party will take place from August 2 through 7, 2016 at Indian Trail Spring in the Ochoco National Forest. Well known for its dark skies, Oregon Star Party is one of the largest annual star parties in the United States.
This year’s line-up of activities includes a variety of workshops, a fascinating round of speakers, and a mix of old and new activities. The food cart promises new food items, and ice will be offered for sale each day. The committee is pretty excited about this year's star party!
Oregon Star Party's mission is to provide attendees the opportunity to meet people who share an interest in astronomy, learn something new, reconnect with old friends and make new ones, and just plain have fun. We welcome and encourage families and amateur astronomers of all ages.
At Oregon Star Party, activities are not limited only to night sky viewing! Beginning Wednesday, there will be a daily variety of activities available for nearly all ages. We have an assortment of speakers whose subjects range from an astrophotography workshop to cosmology. Mentoring programs provide one-on-one time with a knowledgeable volunteer to assist beginners in learning their way through the night sky, develop skills with telescopes, or to solve a viewing problem. Daily activities are scheduled in the Youth Tent, along with a swap meet, telescope park and a Friday afternoon walkabout as well.
Online registration for Oregon Star Party 2016 has now closed. On-site registration will begin on August 2. Please remember that on-site registration accepts only check or cash. To speed up the on-site registration process at OSP, download and complete the registration form and bring it with you along with the appropriate fees.
For registration and other information, please visit http://oregonstarparty.org
We hope you'll join us at the 29th annual Oregon Star Party.