Summer Solstice Celebration

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Summer Solstice Celebration

6/21/14. Nothing but clear sky forecast for tonight's OMSI Star Party at Rooster and Stub. Star Party is GO.  See you soon!  
Jim Todd




Astronomy Day Celebration

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Astronomy Day Celebration

(5/10) Based on the forecast of mostly cloudy sky for both Stub and Rooster, tonight’s OMSI Star Party is cancelled.  With the unsettling conditions, the viewing varies between some breaks to poor.  Have good weekend!  Jim Todd

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Vernal Equinox Celebration

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Vernal Equinox Celebration

(3/22/14) Tonight’s OMSI Star Party is GO! Come join the fun and enjoy the clear night sky! The weather forecast indicates average viewing and chilly sky for the OMSI Star Party this Saturday evening! Temperature will be in the 40s with moderate dew conditions. Should have decent looking sky for a rare star party in March. Please have warm clothes and good shoes for the viewing. Thanks, Jim Todd

Autumnal Equinox Celebration

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Autumnal Equinox Celebration

9/20/14 12:45 pm

Perfect weather forecast for tonight's OMSI Star Party to celebrate the arrival of autumn.   Program will start at 7 pm.  Come join the fun!

Thanks, Jim Todd


A-TAC: OMSI’s Teen Maker Movement

Build. Break. Make. Indeed. OMSI and Multnomah County Library’s Awesome Teen Advisory Council (A-TAC) demoed their inventive hearts out at Portland’s first Mini Maker Faire.

The teens used MakerBot Replicators to 3D print mustache rings and space invaders, and an EggBot to personalize ping pong balls. Let’s just say visitors to the A-TAC table did not walk away unhappy. Over 5,000 visitors came to OMSI to view the many inventions on display.

What the heck IS Maker Faire?

Ever since we announced the Portland Mini Maker Faire, the two responses I most often get are "YES, finally!" and "What the heck IS a Maker Faire?" Folks who have been to a Maker Faire in the past or even just heard reports know Portland is a great town to host one, and sure enough nearly all the makers we're showcasing this weekend are from the Pacific Northwest. But those who haven't heard of Maker Faire may need a little background.

Hand-Eye Supply Getting Geared Up for Portland Mini Maker Faire

Core77's Hand-Eye Supply store is proud to be a part of Portland's emerging maker culture and we couldn't be more thrilled about the upcoming Mini Maker Faire at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. As media sponsors for Portland's Mini Maker Faire and the upcoming World Maker Faire in New York City, we are enthusiastic supporters of the World's Biggest Show and Tell.

So excited for PDX Mini Maker Faire, local crafter can’t sleep at night

Similar to the medieval markets of a well fortified village, craftsmen, artists, builders and people who know the business end of a trebuchet are getting together in just a few weeks to show off their mad skills. Unlike the good old pre-industrial age, though, this faire has a decidedly tech inclination, with robot builders, Arduino programmers, 3D printers and a whole mess of folks who do cool things with LEGO bricks demonstrating what their eclectic organizations and businesses are up to.

Celebrate Astronomy Day at OMSI

On Saturday, August 5, OMSI will present a full day-into-night festival of all things celestial, with opportunities for starry-eyed guests to learn little-known facts about the universe, constellations, stars and planets. Representatives from local clubs and organizations will be on hand to answer questions, lead hands-on activities, and discuss space science until 4:00 p.m. Guests can also get a look at an inflatable life-sized model of the NASA Mars Rover, Curiosity.

Death from the Skies! With “Bad Astronomer” Dr. Phil Plait

“The Universe is trying to kill you. It’s nothing personal. It’s trying to kill everybody.” So begins the book Death From the Skies!, the subject of a very special Science Pub being held at the Bagdad Theater on Wednesday, August 1, featuring Dr. Phil Plait, a.k.a. the “Bad Astronomer”. Plait is well known for his books, his blog, and his TV show Bad Universe that was featured on the Discovery Channel. He is also an enthusiastic supporter of making science education fun, which is what OMSI and Science Pub is all about!

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