Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean | 3D
Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean pioneer Jacques Cousteau, offers a breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all—that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend. Alongside marine biologist Holly Lohuis, he invites viewers to dive into this whole new world that will leave them in awe of the beauty and diversity of the oceans – the source of all life on our planet – and inspire an even stronger desire to protect what they have either seen for the first time or perhaps re-discovered along the journey.
Narrated by renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Oceanintroduces audiences to over 30 species, illuminating behaviors captured for the first time thanks to the development of new tools that allow underwater filming in 3D, ultra-HD 5K, slow motion, macro, and with motion control, and takes them to remarkable and vibrant environments such as the Bahamas, Fiji, and Bimini.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: Ages 8+
Great White Shark
Misrepresented, maligned and on the verge of extinction, the great white shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark explores the great white's place in our imaginations, in our fears and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain.
Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, the film concentrates on key global aggregation points, examining what we know about these incredible animals through the eyes of researchers whose lives and work have become inextricably linked to the great white.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Journey To Space
A celebration of space exploration, Journey to Space is a tribute to international cooperation in space research and a vision toward our near-term future beyond Earth’s orbit – a manned mission to Mars within a generation. Beautifully and inspiringly chronicling our history in space – including the shuttle program, MIR, the International Space Station and the Hubble telescope – Journey to Space recognizes these milestones in the context of our future in the cosmos, what we’ve learned, and how to apply this knowledge to deep space missions. The film takes audiences on a behind-the-scenes tour of the international effort to send astronauts to Mars within the next 20 years, culminating in a virtual voyage to the Red Planet. Dazzling and meticulous computer imagery depicts the new machines that will soon enter into our lexicon – Orion, Olympus, SLS rockets – spacecraft, habitats, landers, and vehicles necessary to achieve interplanetary travel, touchdown and colonization.
Journey to Space taps into the same human fervor and fascination that makes science fiction so popular, our unquenchable drive to explore and discover what lies beyond. This film, though, is not fiction. Mars is the next step in what will be an unending human odyssey to explore the cosmos. Journey to Space is about the next chapter, a vision certain to inspire today’s young explorers and dreamers. It is time to take the next great leap into space. It is time for our species, in the words of Carl Sagan, to “set sail across the cosmic ocean.” Next stop… Mars!
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Presented by Toyota and Boeing, Journey to Space is an immersive film produced by K2 Communications and Giant Screen Films in association with the Giant Dome Theater Consortium. Additional production support and consultation was provided by The Smithsonian Institute, The Kennedy Space Center, the California Science Center and NASA.
OMSI's presentation of Journey to Space is supported by the Portland Metro Toyota Dealers Association.
Laser Movie Madness
Song List includes:
“Chariots of Fire” Theme (Vangelis)
“Theme from Jurassic Park” (John Williams)
“Derezzed” from Tron: Legacy (Daft Punk)
“The Galaxy Song” from Monty Python’s The “Meaning of Life” (Eric Idle)
“Imperial March” from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (John Williams)
“Conversation” from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (John Williams)
“Danger Zone” from Top Gun (Kenny Loggins)
Duration: TBA | Rating: All Ages
Science Pub Eugene: Biochemistry In Brewing
With Jared Clark, Ninkasi Sensory Technician
$5 Suggested Donation
Discover the living world of beer from Ninkasi Brewing Company’s on-site sensory technician, Jared Clark. From the very cultivation and harvesting of beer’s foundational ingredients to the volatile fermentation process to packaging and consuming, each living stage plays a particular role in either making a delicious beer or causing detriment to one that once was. In this talk, Jared will explain each biochemical change throughout beers’ lifespan from farm to bottle.
Jared Clark is an experienced biochemist with a passion for brewing science. A graduate from Oregon State University, he earned his Bachelors of Science in Food Science & Technology and Mathematics with a minor in Chemistry in 2010. Since then, he has worked in QA and sensory analysis for companies in the food and beverage industry including Firestone Walker Brewing Co. in Paso Robles, California. After joining Ninkasi Brewing Company in 2013 as the brewery’s lead sensory technician, his main roles include: training employees and distribution partners on sensory analysis and methodology, leading sensory panels to test the quality of each beer produced, and performing subsequent analysis on data prior to releasing product to trade. When not working in the sensory lab, Jared enjoys gardening, hiking, and traveling around Oregon.
This Science Pub is part of a food science series at all four Science Pub locations in September, and was made possible by the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
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During this 45-minute long guided tour, you will get to peer through a periscope, touch a torpedo, climb in a bunk in the crew's quarters, and much more. You will learn how a submarine works and get a glimpse into how a crew of 85 lived and worked within the Blueback's hull for months at a time.
Approx. 45 mins. | Ages 3 and above.
Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in Monkey Kingdom, Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya's whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.
Featuring a rich variety of characters, including a mischievous mongoose, simple-minded langur monkeys, predatory leopards and monitor lizards, Monkey Kingdom is narrated by Tina Fey (30 Rock), directed by Mark Linfield (Chimpanzee, Earth) and co-directed by Alastair Fothergill (Chimpanzee, Bears) with music from award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Shrek movies).
Duration: 81 mins. | Rating: G
Flight of the Butterflies 3D
A scientific adventure story about the remarkable Monarch butterfly which makes one of the longest migrations on Earth with pinpoint navigational accuracy to a secluded place it has never been. Follow the monarchs' perilous and extraordinary journey through the story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find their remote hideaway in the mountains of Mexico.
Duration: 44 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Portland Mini Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2014 celebrated its ninth annual show with some 1,100 makers and 130,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Silver Spring, Paris, Rome, Oslo, Trondheim, Tokyo, Newcastle (UK), and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, "featured" 2014 Maker Faires and over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world, including right here in Portland!
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Meet A Scientist: September
Included in General Admission | Current science gets up close and personal at Meet a Scientist. This program, held on the second Saturday of each 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.
Become an Astrogeologist
Travel the solar system with OMSI educators and compare the geologic features on Earth to our cosmic neighbors. Investigate planets, moons and meteors through hands–on discovery and small group activities. Experiment with creating impact craters in flour and looking for lava patterns in cake batter.
Science Pub Corvallis: Designing Robots to Walk and Run
With Jonathan Hurst, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University
$5 Suggested Donation
Robots already build cars, perform household chores and explore the oceans, but these machines are not ready to walk safely among humans. Neither can they undertake tasks in unpredictable situations such as looking for survivors in collapsed buildings after an earthquake. In this talk, Jonathan Hurst will describe efforts at Oregon State to take robotic systems to this next level.
Hurst is an associate professor of mechanical engineering and a leader of OSU’s growing robotics program. Working with OSU students and with colleagues at the University of Michigan and Carnegie-Mellon, he designed a robot known as ATRIAS, the first machine to reproduce human-like and animal-like ground reaction forces and center-of-mass motion for a bipedal walking gait. The researchers derive inspiration from the locomotion of birds.
Hurst’s research is supported by the Defense Advanced Projects Agency, the National Science Foundation, and the Human Frontiers Research Organization. He received his Ph.D. at Carnegie-Mellon and came to Oregon State in 2008.
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