Science Friday Live Show

Date: Jun. 18, 2014 Time: 7-9:30pm (doors open at 6:45pm) Located at: The Empirical Theater at OMSI
Who is this for: All ages Cost: Taping Only: $20 OPB and OMSI members; $25 non-members Taping & After Party: $65 OPB and OMSI members; $75 non-members

Science Friday Live Show

OMSI and Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) are teaming up to bring Science Friday to the museum’s Empirical Theater for a lively evening of science news and entertainment in front of a live audience. A veteran NPR science correspondent and award-winning journalist, host Ira Flatow will discuss current science topics with local experts and will welcome audience participation with Q&A opportunities.

For those science-lovers who can’t get enough of Ira, join the Science Friday team for an After Party with drinks and dessert in OMSI’s eatery, Theory.

Guests of the show are still being finalized, but topics to be discussed at the event are:
- Reed College has a nuclear reactor that's primarily operated by undergraduates. We'll check in on why they have one and how it works.
- We'll take a look at transportation, Portland style. We'll talk with someone from RYNO motors about their single-wheeled motorcycle, and we'll take a look at the future of green transportation.
- And how could we do a show in Portland without beer? We'll look at the chemistry of hops (Oregon is the second biggest hops-producing state) and we'll talk with a microbiologist about the organisms that turn water, hops, and barley into beer.

Science Friday Live Show: SOLD OUT!  

Science Friday Live Show + After Party: SOLD OUT!

About Science Friday
Science Friday is your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science. We started as a radio show, created in 1991 by host and executive producer Ira Flatow. Since then, we’ve grown into much more: We produce award-winning digital videos and publish original web content covering everything from octopus camouflage to cooking on Mars. SciFri is brain fun, for curious people. The radio show is broadcast on many public radio stations Fridays from 2-4 p.m. Eastern Time. You can join the conversation by calling 1-844-724-8255 or tweeting us your questions @scifri.

About OPB
OPB is the largest cultural and education institution in the region, delivering excellence in public broadcasting to 1.5 million people each week through television, radio and the Internet. Widely recognized as a national leader in the public broadcasting arena, OPB is a major contributor to the program schedule that serves the entire country. OPB is one of the most-used and most-supported public broadcasting services in the country and is generously supported by members across Oregon and Southwest Washington. For more information, please visit  

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