Blast off with Science Center's 21+ Rocket Science


Last updated 1/11/2016 at 6:09pm

Carnegie Science Center’s next 21+ Night will launch visitors into an exploration of the space race and the science of rockets. Carnegie Science Center is teaming up with City Theatre for 21+ Rocket Science on Friday, Jan. 15, from 6-10 p.m.

City Theatre will present scenes from its world premiere of Some Brighter Distance, which explores the true story of Arthur Rudolph, a German rocket scientist who helped American win the space race before being cast out of the country. Preview scenes from the play even before its theatrical debut on Jan. 23.

Actors will perform under the stars in the Buhl Planetarium; a planetarium show will follow the performance. The cast, crew, and astronomers will be available to answer questions about this important time in American history.

In the Science Stage, watch vintage films depicting what people thought space travel would be like in the future.

Guests can also design and launch a straw-rocket, check out explosive demonstrations in the Works Theater, take a ride on a zero-gravity simulator, and build a space shuttle glider.

Local group “The Virtuals” will perform live music. As always, 21+ Night features cash bars, snacks available for purchase, and the chance to experience four floors of hands-on exhibits – with no kids. Participants get a discount on Omnimax movies and laser shows that evening.

Proper identification is required, and all guests must show ID at the door. Tickets cost $10 in advance, and $15 at the door.

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