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Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination Exhibit

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2nd June 2006 19:59  #1

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination Exhibit
Thought this item might interest some of you; visit COSI's (The Center of Science and Industry) site for more information.

STAR WARS: WHERE SCIENCE MEETS IMAGINATION TO LAND IN OUR GALAXY

Midwest Debut at COSI Columbus, OH in June 2006

On June 3, 2006, COSI Columbus, OH will be the first official U.S. stop for Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination. Developed by the Museum of Science in Boston in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd., the 10,000 square-foot exhibit explores the fantasy technologies depicted in the Star Wars films, the real science behind them, and the current research that may someday lead to remarkable real-life versions of the technologies seen in the film series.

It is the first exhibition to display costumes and props from all six Star Wars films with real-world technologies. The exhibit includes extensive video interviews with filmmakers, scientists and engineers; and hands-on components, including two large Engineering Design Labs, where visitors can build and test their own speeders and robots.

“The Star Wars series has impacted generations with its sci-fi movie magic. Now, this exhibit translates that magic into real world technologies and it's the combination of the two that we hope is the inspiration a child needs to pursue a future in science,” said COSI President and CEO David Chesebrough.

“I'm happy that Star Wars can help to educate people about technology in an entertaining way. Technological innovation and filmmaking have a lot in common; they both begin with imagination and creativity,” said award-winning filmmaker and Star Wars creator George Lucas.

2nd June 2006 20:05  #2

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,487 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Matt, I don't live in Ohio. Stop teasing me. It's mean.

2nd June 2006 20:13  #3

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
A friend of mine who lives in Columbus told me that they are going to have a Millenium Falcon cockpit simulator too, which is great news for all the Han Solo wannabes out there.

2nd June 2006 21:44  #4

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,487 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
What did I just say?

2nd June 2006 23:30  #5

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Ahh...maybe it'll come up your way next...Jeremy Bulloch aka Boba Fett is supposed to be there this evening for the midnight opening, and the exhibit will be the center piece of COSI's annual summer fundraiser on June 10th at a $200 per person gala featuring Anthony Daniels aka C-3PO. Tickets for the gala are still available...hmm...

3rd June 2006 1:01  #6

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Interesting that LucasFilm has enough moolah to put on this but not enoungh to actually remaster the films. Tongue

3rd June 2006 10:46  #7

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
I went to this when it was in Boston. The Millenium cockpit exhibit is very dissapointing and isnt worth the extra charge. The rest of the exhibit is cool and I suggest bringing a camera. The only gripe I have with it is that it isnt as extensive as the Lord Of The Rings one that passed through the year before and it feels more like an educational exhibit as opposed to a geek thing. If any of you have questions as far as what to expect feel free to ask.

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