Get 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. Then catch a space-tastic presentation from renowned astronomer Dr. Jill Tarter and planetary scientist Dr. Franck Marchis from the SETI Institute. Plus, hear a sure-to-fascinate talk about what it takes for astronomers to study supermassive black holes—and how citizen scientists can help—from Professor Kevin Schawinski of ETH Zurich.
Through a new app created by SF State students using Google’s Project Tango technology, experience the scale of the Solar System and walk among the planets using augmented reality. Plus, chat with astro-aficionados from the Chabot Observatory, Planet Labs, Robert Ferguson Observatory, and the Berkeley Space Science Lab.
In the planetarium, explore the future of space flight with two special presentations at 6:30 and 7:30 pm, followed by two showings of Incoming!, the Academy’s new hard-hitting planetarium show about asteroids and comets, narrated by George Takei.
Tickets & details here: http://calacade.my/1UD6Kl9
FOOD & DRINK
A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe, The Terrace located in the West Garden, and The Academy Cafe Food Cart located in the front lobby. Enjoy a different fresh seasonal "craft on draft" cocktail at each NightLife bar area designed by our resident mixologist Shane McKnight! All bars accept cash and credit cards.
6:00-7:45 pm, Osher Rainforest—explore a lush, four-story rainforest that's teeming with life.
6:00-10:00 pm, Discover a world of dazzling live animals and shimmering scientific specimens in Color of Life
Please note: Planetarium seating is limited . Admission is available to NightLife guests on a first-come, first-served basis. No passes required. We recommend arriving 20 minutes prior to showtime.
PLEASE BE ADVISED
Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.