Oregon Star Party 2016
Oregon Star Party 2016
Oregon Star Party’s planning committee is pleased to announce that the 29th annual Oregon Star Party will take place from August 2 through 7, 2016 at Indian Trail Spring in the Ochoco National Forest. Well known for its dark skies, Oregon Star Party is one of the largest annual star parties in the United States.
This year’s line-up of activities includes a variety of workshops, a fascinating round of speakers, and a mix of old and new activities. The food cart promises new food items, and ice will be offered for sale each day. The committee is pretty excited about this year's star party!
Oregon Star Party's mission is to provide attendees the opportunity to meet people who share an interest in astronomy, learn something new, reconnect with old friends and make new ones, and just plain have fun. We welcome and encourage families and amateur astronomers of all ages.
At Oregon Star Party, activities are not limited only to night sky viewing! Beginning Wednesday, there will be a daily variety of activities available for nearly all ages. We have an assortment of speakers whose subjects range from an astrophotography workshop to cosmology. Mentoring programs provide one-on-one time with a knowledgeable volunteer to assist beginners in learning their way through the night sky, develop skills with telescopes, or to solve a viewing problem. Daily activities are scheduled in the Youth Tent, along with a swap meet, telescope park and a Friday afternoon walkabout as well.
Online registration for Oregon Star Party 2016 has now closed. On-site registration will begin on August 2. Please remember that on-site registration accepts only check or cash. To speed up the on-site registration process at OSP, download and complete the registration form and bring it with you along with the appropriate fees.
For registration and other information, please visit http://oregonstarparty.org
We hope you'll join us at the 29th annual Oregon Star Party.
OMSI Band (Ages 0-6)
Included in General Admission | Please join us in the front of the hall to clap, sing, and dance to all your favorite tunes. The OMSI Band plays at 10:30AM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month.
For ages 0-6
Included in General Admission | The Vernier Technology Lab features engaging, in-depth units on different aspects of technology, including Security, Biomedical, Robots and Computers, Communications, and Household Technology. The units rotate frequently, so that every time you visit OMSI you'll find something new to do in the lab!
Edible Cinema: The Breakfast Club
Edible Cinema is a unique way to experience a film: through aroma, texture and taste. Perfect for food and film lovers alike, this quarterly series combines good food with the fun of movie night as expert chefs curate a bite-sized tasting menu tailored to specific moments in the film.
Join us for our inaugural event as we watch The Breakfast Club in a whole new way!
6:30PM | Doors open; guests arrive and will be greeted with a tray of numbered boxes
7:00PM | Introduction and event instructions
7:15PM | Movie: The Breakfast Club (Duration: 1 hr. 38 mins. | Rating: G)
ABOUT THE FILM
Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal (Paul Gleason). The disparate group includes rebel John (Judd Nelson), princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), outcast Allison (Ally Sheedy), brainy Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) and Andrew (Emilio Estevez), the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently -- and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.
Release date: February 15, 1985 (USA)
Director: John Hughes
In addition to the bite-sized tasting menu, the Empirical Cafe will be serving burritos, hotdogs, grilled cheese, and movie snacks, plus beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
All ages welcome.
Included in General Admission | The Chemistry Lab offers a wide variety of hands-on experiments and activities, and gives visitors the opportunity to safely mix, measure, and pour chemicals. The Chem Lab website is also the home of Experiencing Chemistry, a unique online resource for chemistry curriculum and engaging experiments.
Life Science Lab
Included in General Admission | The Life Lab, located in OMSI's Life Science Hall is a place of continual change, where exhibits, experiments and the public meet in a more intimate way than in the Halls. The Lab includes a large collection of live animals and a young children's table with lots of fun activities and experiments to allow our younger visitors to explore the life sciences.
Science Pub Portland: Fireflies
Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies
With Sara Lewis, PhD, Professor in the Department of Biology at Tufts University
Doors Open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
For centuries, their ethereal beauty has evoked wonder and delight. Yet for most of us, fireflies remain shrouded in mystery: How do these creatures make light? What are they saying with all their flashing? Are fireflies disappearing? In this talk, noted biologist and firefly expert Sara Lewis dives into the mysterious world of fireflies and reveals the most up-to-date discoveries about these charismatic insects. Join her journey from the meadows of New England and the hills of the Great Smoky Mountains, to the rivers of Japan and mangrove forests of Malaysia, to hear remarkable stories of firefly courtship and romance, poison and deceit.
Sara Lewis is a Professor of Biology at Tufts University who tries hard to stay susceptible to wonder. Over the past thirty years, her scientific research into the luminous lives of fireflies has revealed many intimate secrets of firefly sex and death. Author of 80+ scientific papers, Lewis has also given a TED talk and written numerous popular articles on fireflies. Her new book Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies (Princeton 2016) is a richly illustrated and passionate look at these beloved creatures, and a call to reconnect with the magic of the natural world.
Silent Sparks is a firefly love story, unveiling the hidden drama that lies beneath fireflies’ ethereal beauty. Telling the fascinating stories of birth, sexual attraction, and death among fireflies, noted firefly biologist Sara Lewis reveals the scientific saga of these marvelous insects, as well as the scientists who have dedicated their lives to understanding them.
Dinner and drinks will be available throughout the presentation. Please see the Mission Theater website for a dinner menu and venue information.
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Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-Men: Apocalypse.
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
"This is turning into the season of superheroes battling other superheroes, but "X-Men: Apocalypse" is the first one, so far, to do it right." Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
Duration: 136 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Song List includes:
Don't Get Lost In Heaven
On Melancholy Hill
Tomorrow Comes Today
Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head
Rock The House
Feel Good Inc.
Duration: TBA | 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.
Marshmallows in Space
Explore extreme conditions in space using…Marshmallows! Does a marshmallow really burst under vacuum pressure? What does a marshmallow taste like after being frozen in liquid nitrogen? We dig into these questions and more as we send our marshmallows "into space" to test other-worldly environments
Recommended for ages 6-14 with an adult, 14 and up without. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket. Maximum three people per ticket.
Time: 10AM - 11:30AM
This is a limited edition lab designed to accompany our Featured Exhibit, Journey to Space: The Exhibition.
$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.