Join us for the Grand Premiere of Voyagers Without Trace presented by OMSI and NW Documentary. The evening will include a live musical performance by Jenny Conlee, of the Decemberists, a special introduction by the Director, Ian McCluskey, and a post-film reception.
Cocktail attire encouraged.
Voyagers Without Trace is the newest and largest film release by NW Documentary. This 80-minute documentary feature film tells the captivating story of a lost historic adventure of three French explorers who came to the American West in the 1930s to first kayak the Colorado River, which in turn leads local film director, Ian McCluskey, on a quest to retrace their steps and uncover the story of the “voyagers without trace.”
After nearly six months of data-sleuthing, creative hustle, and late nights of coding at OMSI…. the fruits of their labor will all be revealed.
Hack Oregon is launching five open source projects to improve the quality of civic life and bring a big-data perspective to big issues in right here in Oregon. Every project was lovingly built by committed volunteer focus teams from the community. Meet the teams and vote for your favorite for a bit of friendly competition on demo night.
CROP COMPASS Theme: Agriculture Oregon is one of the richest growing regions on the planet, and we’re known for exporting some of the highest quality crops and commodities all over the world—but what are we getting in exchange for our resources? Learn more about what we’re growing across our state, and what we’re buying and bringing in. How do factors like seasonality, soil quality, market demand, and subsidies affect the vitality of our landscape, agribusiness, and the sustainability of our crops?
RAISE EFFECT Theme: Job Economy Next session, our state legislature will debate a minimum wage increase in Oregon—but how can we understand the effect of raising the minimum wage across a spectrum of different dollar amount increases? What would this mean for families and regions with different costs of living across Oregon? We’re putting the power in your hands to balance multiple factors and imagine what you would do if you were a legislator.
40-40-100 Theme: Education In 2011, Oregon made a strong commitment to achievement in statewide education. The 40-40-100 Goal aims to have 40% of Oregonians to receive bachelor degree or higher, 40% to have an associate or vocational degree, and 100% high school graduation by the year 2025. We’ll take a data-driven look at the student journey navigating enrollment to degree attainment, and check in to see how Oregon is doing in relationship to our goal.
PLOT PDX Theme: Urban Development It’s no secret that Portland is going through a period of incredible urban growth, and many feel like the decisions that are being made today will impact our city for decades to come. It’s also no secret that this issue has many different points of view and not everyone sees the information the same way. We’ve pulled together datasets on all things Urban Development, current and historic, and put them at your fingertips to explore trends, keep track of current activity, and tell your own story.
BEHIND THE CURTAIN Theme: Campaign Finance Even though campaign finance has some of the most strict regulations around transparency and reporting, for many of us, the way influence works in politics seems like a total mystery. Well, not anymore. We’ve opened up everything from school board to senate races to show patterns in relationships, timing, movement in money, and exactly how much your vote is worth (and what you can do to be immune to campaign media).
Hack Oregon is a community-powered non-profit building civic data projects to promote engagement, awareness, and quality of life. Their offices are currently located at OMSI.
With Sean Speese, Assistant Professor, OHSU, Jungers Center for Neurosciences Research and Alexis Gambis, Writer & Director
Doors Open @ 6:15PM
SCHEDULE 6:30-7:30PM | Lecture and Q&A: The History of Fly Genetics plus a special intro by the Film Director
7:30PM | Movie (Duration: 83 mins. | Rating: PG-13)
ABOUT THE FILM Young Betsey is forced to spend the day with her father in his laboratory, the Fly Room, where scientists study fruit flies, unlocking the laws of heredity that later became the foundation of modern genetics. While at first she feels closer to him than she ever has, she ultimately discovers secrets about him that will transform their relationship forever.
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.
Ghosts, goblins, and whiskey, oh my! Get in the spirit and celebrate Halloween at OMSI After Dark - costumes encouraged! Taste the difference between grain and potato vodka while local distilleries share the secrets of their craft at our 4th annual spirits tasting.
Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out.
Spirits Tasting packages are $25/non-members, $15 /OMSI members, and $5/OMSI After Dark Members. Package includes souvenir shot glass, 8 tasting tokens, and admission to OMSI After Dark. Guests can also purchase OMSI After Dark only admission (spirits tasting not included) for $13/non-members, $6.50/OMSI members, and free for OMSI After Dark Members.
SCIENCE DEMONSTRATIONS Drunk Goggles | These goggles simulate different levels of impairment. Drive a remote controlled car and walk the line. Bar Bet Brain Teasers | How can you use scientific principles like Newton’s laws of motion, fluid dynamics, Bernoulli's Principle, and hydrogen bonding to trick your friends into paying for your drink? It’s easy if you know the answer. Molecular Mixology | Make a mini modernist cocktail that excites through surprising combinations of taste, form, and texture. Shaken vs Stirred | Was James Bond onto something? How does shaking a drink affect the water and alcohol content? Find out and explore a few properties of alcohol along the way!
PRESENTATIONS Time TBD | The Science of One Night Stands on studies in humans (and animals!) about the acute effects of alcohol on social behavior and bonding. with Caroline Hostetler, PhD, Senior Research Associate, OHSU.
FEATURED ARTISANS A&S Jerky Booda Hot Sauce Brad’s Bread Clutch Coffee Roasters Fort George Brewery Humm Kombucha Marshall’s Haute Sauce Smitten Truffles The Dessert Tray Wandering Aengus Cider
BREWERIES 4 Spirits Distillery Aria Gin Beam Suntory Bendistillery Bull Run Distillery Bulleit Clear Creek distillery Distillinghead Eastside Distilling EJGallo Spirits Hood River Distillers New Deal Distillery Pok Pok Som Tatoosh Vivacity Spirits Wild Roots Vodka Ye Ol Grog
THEMED VENDORS Klarquist OBRC State Farm
Sponsorship for OMSI After Dark: Spirits is provided by Klarquist®.
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.
Come learn all about the rich, cultural history and science behind natural food dyes. Participants will explore how to create natural dyes using Oregon specific crops such as berries, hazelnuts, onion skins, and peppermint leaves. Cloth squares will be provided for participants to experiment with different dyes. Participants can bring their own shirt to dye as well.
Explore the museum and all 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.