Laser Michael Jackson
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
The Way You Make Me Feel
Black Or White
Man In The Mirror
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Duration: 45 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Explore the wonderful world of cheese making! We’ll learn the art and science of making cow’s milk fresh mozzarella cheese in this class. Participants will sample a variety of cheeses, make their own mozzarella, and learn about several types of fresh cheeses to make at home.
One batch of cheese per ticket. One ticket per batch of cheese, maximum three participants per ticket.
Ages: 8 and up with an adult, 14 and up without. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
OHSU Brain Fair
Learn about the amazing adaptive power of the brain when OBI’s Brain Fair returns to OMSI on March 11. This year’s “cerebral celebration” will include interactive exhibits, real human and animal brains, prizes, activities, and OHSU neuroscientists explaining and demonstrating their groundbreaking research.
This event will take place in the OMSI Auditorium and is free to the public.
Meet A Scientist: March
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 Corvallis: Soft Robotics
Soft Robots: Machines Inspired by Snakes, Lizards and Other Squishy Things
With Yiğit Mengüç, PhD, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University
In the movies, the typical robot is as soft as a tin can. But, inspired by animals that slither, swim and crawl, engineers are designing new robotic systems as soft as skin and muscle.
“Incredible biological mechanisms have emerged through evolution and can provide a wellspring of inspiration for roboticists,” says Yiğit Mengüç, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University. “One promising area emerging from biological inspiration is the design of devices and robots made of compliant materials, as part of a larger field of research in soft robotics."
At the Corvallis Science Pub, Mengüç will present his research in soft active materials, bioinspired mechanisms and 3D printing. In his laboratory, called the mLab, he uses liquid metal alloys, biodegradable rubber, electroactive fluids and other materials that produce machines with the agility of geckos and the flexibility of snakes.
“Bioinspired mechanisms include soft muscles, adhesives and soft wearable sensors,” says Mengüç. “The mLab fabricates these materials and mechanisms through our own innovations in 3D printing and rapid digital manufacturing. Though significant challenges remain to be solved in soft materials, exciting developments promise to bring robots more and more into our daily lives.”
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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Reel Science: Era of Megafires
6:30PM | Lecture: Wildfire in the West with Paul Hessburg, PhD, EFHR Team Leader & Research Ecologist at the USDA Forest Service
7:30PM | Movie: Era of Megafires (Duration: 50 mins. | Rating: NR | Year: 2017)
ABOUT THE FILM
Megafires, wildfires over 100,000 acres, and the destruction caused by them is a serious and growing issue to our region. Our communities, homes, businesses and our very way of life are threatened. If we are going to make effective progress towards increasing fire resiliency, we must increase awareness and stimulate conversation about this important issue across all levels of society. Through education, we firmly believe we can change the way we receive fire and smoke.
The Wildfire Project is a 60-minute, multi-media, traveling presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg, who has conducted fire and landscape ecology research for more than 27 years.
Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of documentaries 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.
The Empirical Cafe will be open serving hotdogs, grilled cheese, movie snacks plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
All About Earthquakes
Why do earthquakes happen? Will we get a large earthquake in Oregon or Washington? Experiment with a simple earthquake model to see how well you can forecast an earthquake.
Ages: 8 and up. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
Science Pub Portland: Ocean Tides
Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
With Jonathan White, Author, Founder and Former Director of the Resource Institute
Doors Open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
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 White has written for the Christian Science Monitor, Sierra, The Sun, Surfer’s Journal, Orion, and other publications. His first book, Talking on the Water (Sierra Club Books), is a collection of interviews exploring our relationship with nature. White is an active marine conservationist, holds an MFA in creative nonfiction, and lives with his wife and son on a small island in Washington State.
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.
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
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Star Party: Vernal Equinox Celebration
$5 Parking Per Vehicle Parking Fee
On Saturday March 25, OMSI and Rose City Astronomers will celebrate the vernal equinox and the beginning of spring with a free Star Party at both Rooster Rock State Park and L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park! 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 includes the planet Jupiter, waxing gibbous Moon, Orion Nebula, 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.
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.
Ages: 8 and up. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
Science on Screen: The Imitation Game
6:30PM | Lecture and Q&A: Computers and the Dawn of Modern Cryptography with Erik L. Arneson, Amateur Cryptologist, Software Developer, Author, and Technologist
7:30PM | Movie: The Imitation Game (Duration: 1h 54mins. | Rating: PG-13)
ABOUT THE FILM
During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.
Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Science on Screen℠ creatively pairs screenings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine. Each film is used as a jumping off point for the speaker to reveal current scientific research or technological advances, providing the perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment.
An initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.
The Empirical Cafe will be open serving grilled cheese, hotdogs, movie snacks plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
OMSI After Dark: Science of '97
#Throwback to 1997s when Google was in its infancy and Dolly the sheep made headlines.
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
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