When: Fri., June 16, 5-9 p.m. 2017
Science After Dark guests can experience three floors of interactive exhibits and join in dynamic science activities. From building a solar oven or a bridge with no connectors to creating fidget spinners out of recycled bottle caps, guests will learn how to be resourceful and use science to solve problems. In the Dome theater at 6:30 pm and 7:15 pm, guests will join an astronomer for an all-live Cosmic Expedition all about the facts and fiction of handling emergencies in space. Guests will look at Hollywood emergencies in movies like Gravity and The Martian through the lens of science to see what they got right and what they got wrong. After the shows, guests will enjoy a special screening of the classic 1989 Batman at 8 pm. Weather permitting, guests are also invited to step outside to stargaze with the Richmond Astronomical Society on the front lawn.