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.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli'i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she's always sought: her own identity.
"An absolute delight, a lush, exuberant quest fable full of big musical numbers and featuring perhaps the most stunning visuals of any Disney film to date." Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
Duration: 113 mins. | Rating: PG
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 1997 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 PLUS Art of the Brick: $20/non-members, $12.50/OMSI Members and $5 for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders. There will be a limited number of Art of the Brick add-on tickets available at the door for OMSI After Dark-only ticketholders.
OMSI After Dark-only admission: $15/non-members, $7.50/OMSI Members and FREE for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders
DNA Extraction | On February 22nd, 1997 the world was introduced to Dolly, a domestic sheep and the first cloned mammal. Come learn about the DNA science that made cloning possible and perhaps even extract some of your own genetic material.
Potions Class | June 26th, 1997 saw the publication of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. Grab your wand and come explore some magical science in OMSI’s potions lab.
King of the World | On December 19th, 1997 Jack and Rose won their way into our hearts and brought the Titanic back into the limelight. Even though the movie is 20 years old and the ship is 106 year old, the science is timeless.
Soft Landing | Mars Pathfinder successfully landed on the surface of mars on July 4th, 1997, but this landing was no small feat. Come try your hand at engineering a soft landing for one of our “egg” rovers!
PERFORMANCES, PRESENTATIONS AND TRIVIA
OHSU lecture about Dolly | February 22 – In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned and was born in July 1996.
Looking Back at '97: The Development of the Monkey Model for HIV/AIDS and Progress Since with Andrew Sylwester, PhD, Immunologist in the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute at OHSU
2017 Total Solar Eclipse | Learn about this year's unique experience, why it's a big deal and where is the best place to view it with Jim Todd, Director of Space Science at OMSI
6:45PM & 7:45PM: Test Your 90's Knowledge | Are you smarter than the average Portlander when it comes to the '90's? Join us for a fun game of trivia at OMSI After Dark!
Oregon Regional Primate Research Center | 1997: First primate created by embryonic cell nuclear transfer
Oregon Music Hall of Fame | Michael Jackson inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
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Art of Microscopy
We will explore ways to manipulate light to make creative images by using camera phones with microscopes. Visitors will be able to print one imagine to take home. It is highly recommended to have taken OMSI's Microscopy for Beginners lab experience.
Ages: 8 and up. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket
Bitters Making Workshop
Bitters demystified! Learn how to make and use bitters in this hands-on workshop. This class will cover the history of bitters as well as basic formulas, tools, and processes to make bitter tinctures at home. Participants will have the opportunity to do tastings of different bitters combinations, and will blend their own batch of bitters to take home.
One participant per ticket. Ages 21 and up, General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
Time: 11AM - 1PM
$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.
Movement in the Museum: Foundations of Movement
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.
April 4 | 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.
Foundations of Movement: Yoga and Dance with Renee Sills
As humans, we start learning to move in our earliest days of development. Explore OMSI’s human development exhibit and learn how your body formed from the beginning to create the foundations for your adult movement patterns. Re-learning basic developmental patterns through movement is not only fun, it also integrates and strengthens your deep core stability and reflexes.
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Science Pub Portland: Dark Matter
The Astronomical Evidence for Dark Matter
With Alison Crocker, D. Phil, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Reed College
Doors Open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
On the Universal stage, dark matter runs the show. It’s over four times more abundant than the familiar normal matter and is necessary for forming galaxies, like our own Milky Way, but we can’t see it or feel it and don’t know exactly what it is! So how are we so sure it exists?
In this talk, astrophysicist Alison Crocker will highlight the most convincing observations astronomers have made of dark matter. From the rotation of galaxies, to the motion of galaxies within clusters, to the bending of light through gravitational warping of space, many different observational data require dark matter for a good explanation. She will also explain how astronomical observations constrain some of the properties of dark matter - namely that it must move much slower than the speed of light and be very weakly interacting with normal matter and electromagnetic radiation.
Alison Crocker, D. Phil. is an assistant professor at Reed College where she teaches physics. She uses telescopes at all different wavelengths to study how star formation proceeds in nearby galaxies. She completed her D. Phil. at Oxford University in England as a Rhodes Scholar before post-doctoral research stints at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Toledo, OH. In addition to teaching and research, Alison loves running around the woods with a map and compass and has represented the US in five instances of the World Orienteering Championships.
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.
Meet A Scientist: April
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.
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 Corvallis: Science of Baking
Lift: The Science and Surprising History of Leavening Agents
With Sue Queisser, Project Manager in the Center for Sensory & Consumer Behavior Research at Oregon State University
Did you know that some of the earliest leavening agents were derived from antlers, ashes or even urine? Ever wonder what exactly is the difference between baking soda and powder and how much to use? Have you been disappointed to follow a recipe exactly only to have your cake collapse? What is yeast exactly and how does it work together with flour and water to make that glorious thing riddled with holes called bread? Why does your soufflé collapse before coming out of the oven?
Come find out not only how all the various products we use to bring our culinary wonders to lofty heights function but also the interesting stories behind their origins. You’ll learn lots of useful troubleshooting tips along the way, too, that will help you achieve optimal results in the kitchen.
Sue Queisser manages the Center for Sensory and Consumer Behavior Research at Oregon State University and owns Melarova Baking in Corvallis. At 18 she headed off to art school and got a degree in printmaking with a minor in Italian (drawing on limestone is very unmarketable, by the way) and quickly headed back to school to get a degree in mechanical engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She worked as a process engineer at Hewlett-Packard and loved it — figuring out the best way to make anything is an obsession of hers. After a stint as a stay-at-home mom, she got a food science degree at Oregon State so she could do process with food – her true passion. She worked at several Willamette Valley food companies before starting her own business. Now she is very happy to be back at OSU in the Department of Food Science and Technology running consumer taste test panels.
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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