Go straight up spacey this week as NightLife celebrates cosmo-pioneer Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space.
Groove to an out-of-this-world live DJ set by Space Cowboys, a sonically-inspired SF collective and Burning Man favorite.
Take a (rare) sip of Ground Control, a limited-edition beer by Ninkasi brewed with yeast that has actually traveled to space!
Chat with astro-aficionados from the NASA Kepler Mission, UC Berkeley Space Sciences Lab, the Academy’s own Morrison Planetarium, and more.
Stargaze from the Living Roof (weather permitting) with telescopes and sky-watching tips from UC Berkeley.
Plus, ask all your burning cosmos questions at an “Ask a Astronomer” table.
Wanna get away? Experience virtual reality by peeping through Google Cardboard in a virtual exoplanet simulation.
In the planetarium, learn about the latest cutting-edge advances in space travel during a special presentation of The Future of Space Flight, followed by Back to the Moon for Good, a thrilling account of our race to reach the Moon.
In African Hall, watch a special screening of the short film Wanderers, a stunning vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System based on scientific ideas of what our future in space might one day look like.
Plus, create your very own exoplanet model with the crafters from Green Art Workshop. Ready for blast-off?
Note: NightLife planetarium passes are distributed to visitors on a first-come first-served basis.
21+ Event, ID required for entry.
Note: The 4-story Rainforest exhibit closes at 7:45pm and planetarium passes are distributed to visitors on a first-come first-served basis. Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
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NightLife takes place Thursday nights (6-10pm) at the California Academy of Sciences. Music, Creatures and Cocktails. 21+