Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
"Dawn of Justice is a dark-palette feast for the eyes, with some memorable set pieces, just the right amount of dark humor, strong performances and so many inside references and hints of characters and films to come there could be an entire day of Comic-Con panels just about the spoilers and the teasers...When it sings, Dawn of Justice is a wonder." Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
Duration: 151 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Laser Def Leppard
Let's Get Rocked
Bringing on the heartbreak
I Wanna Touch You
Let it Go
Tear it Down
Rock of Ages
Duration: 45 mins. | Rating: All Ages
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.
Submarine Tech Tour
We offer our 2-hour long Guided Tech Tour on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month. This special three-hour tour guided by an actual submarine veteran is for those that would like to learn more about the technical workings of the Blueback. The maximum tour size is 8 people, so plan ahead and reserve your spot. Tech Tours are for ages 12 and above. We also recommended that a regular tour be taken prior to a Tech Tour.
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.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, it follows the efforts of the First Order, a group that is the successor to the Galactic Empire, to eliminate Luke Skywalker and the New Republic. The Resistance, backed by the Republic and led by Luke's twin sister, General Leia Organa, opposes the First Order while searching for Luke to enlist his aid.
"It's everything the kid in us goes to the movies for -- marvelous adventure that leaves us surprised, scared and euphoric." Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Duration: 136 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Star Party: Transit of Mercury Viewing at OMSI
A rare celestial event called a transit of Mercury is set to transpire on Monday, May 9,2016. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) and the Rose City Astronomers Club will host a transit of Mercury viewing party in OMSI’s east parking lot for this occurrence, not to be repeated until the year 2019!
A transit of Mercury is the observed passage of the planet Mercury across the disk of the sun. It occurs when Mercury, orbiting the sun “on the inside track,” catches up to and passes the slower Earth. To viewers, Mercury will appear as a small dot in the foreground, making its passage (or “transit”) from left to right across the southern hemisphere of the sun.
Transits of Mercury with respect to Earth are much more frequent than transits of Venus, with about 13 or 14 per century, in part because Mercury is closer to the Sun and orbits it more rapidly.
For Portland, the transit will commence at 5:46 a.m. with the sunrise and Mercury appears near the Sun's equator. The greatest transit movement will occur at 7:13 a.m. when Mercury appears just below the equator of the sun. The transit will end at 11:13 a.m. as Mercury exits to the lower west of the sun. Filtered solar telescopes will be available for safely viewing the sun during this transit.
It is important not to view any of this transit activity without eye protection or without using indirect viewing techniques. Viewers should use only an approved solar filter which blocks dangerous ultraviolet and infrared radiation as well as visible light. Special solar viewing glasses are available at the OMSI Science Store.
Learn how to view the Mercury transit with the experts by joining us for the event at OMSI!
Science Pub Corvallis: Coral Microbiome
The Coral Microbiome Project
With Rebecca Vega-Thurber, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University
Underwater, bleached corals are hard to miss. The ornate structures — once lemon yellow, dark purple, or mossy green — turn a ghostly white when coral animals expel the phytoplankton that normally provide food. While they can recover, nearly a fifth of the world’s reefs have died.
But a reef is more than coral and plankton. It is a community in which other microorganisms play a role. Viruses and bacteria, fungi and archaea also live in the neighborhood, what researchers call the coral microbiome. Scientists know little about what these organisms do and how they affect the health of the reef.
At the May 9 Corvallis Science Pub, Rebecca Vega-Thurber, assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology, will discuss an initiative to analyze the coral microbiome. With samples from the western Pacific, the Caribbean, the Red Sea and other locations, she and her team of students and post-doctoral researchers endeavor to understand how microorganisms interact with corals. It’s possible they might contribute to reef decline or help protect corals from stress.
“Coral species differ in their susceptibility to bleaching and disease,” says Vega-Thurber, “but these differences are only partially explained by the evolutionary history of corals.” Better understanding of the coral microbiome could lead to new methods for conserving reefs.
In addition to Vega-Thurber’s presentation, the Science Pub will offer a preview of scenes from Saving Atlantis, a new movie about the worldwide Coral Microbiome Project.
Vega-Thurber received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2005 and worked at San Diego State University and Florida International University before coming to Oregon State in 2011. The Coral Microbiome Project is supported by the National Science Foundation.
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: National Parks Adventure
Panel discussion moderated by Jim Desmond, Oregon State Director for The Nature Conservancy
Join us for a special Reel Science honoring the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service. Enjoy a panel discussion of local experts on why national parks are important, how they are a part of our cultural landscape, and more, plus a viewing of the new giant screen documentary, National Parks Adventure narrated by Robert Redford. Please note: the date has changed for this event. It was originally scheduled for May 11.
6:15PM | Doors Open
6:30PM | Panel and Q&A: Our National Parks
- Scott Burns, Professor of Geology at PSU
- Steve Mark, Historian at Crater Lake National Park
- Doug Wilson, Adjunct Associate Professor at PSU and Regional Archaeologist at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
8:15PM | Movie: National Parks Adventure (Duration: 50 mins. | Rating: All Ages)
Watch and learn at The Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies 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.
ABOUT THE FILM
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford, National Parks Adventure takes audiences on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Immersive IMAX® 3D cinematography takes viewers soaring over red rock canyons, hurtling up craggy mountain peaks and into other-worldly realms found within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, the Everglades and Arches. Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks with world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe and artist Rachel Pohl as they hike, climb and explore their way across America’s majestic parks in an action-packed expedition that will inspire the adventurer in us all.
A MacGillivray Freeman film produced in association with Brand USA and presented by Expedia, Inc. and Subaru of America, Inc. Major support provided by the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.
Local support for National Parks Adventure provided by Airstream Adventures Northwest.
Dark Day! (Ages 0-6)
Included in General Admission | The lights are out in Science Playground’s Discovery Lab and we’ll be exploring the concepts of color and light all day. Join us for activities that glow, fluoresce, and cast shadows.
For ages 0-6