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An Announcement of Galactic Proportions

Jedi, Stormtroopers Invade The Tech Museum of Innovation to Reveal the Coming of Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination Exhibition Billy Dee Williams, who starred as Lando Calrissian in the film series, is guest speaker

Press Release Date 
Monday, 25 March, 2013
SAN JOSE, CA – A band of dastardly Stormtroopers challenge the noble Jedi in an epic face-off outside The Tech, where actor Billy Dee Williams, who starred as Lando Calrissian in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, “Obi-Shawn” and other costumed characters reveal the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibition arrival in October. 
 
Grab a front row seat and join a cast of larger-than-life characters and a few of-this-world guests to unleash the Force of the blockbuster traveling exhibition that is ending its 20-venue worldwide tour at The Tech.
 
WHO: Billy Dee Williams, Jedi, Stormtroopers, “Obi-Shawn” and others, along with San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, who stars as himself, and museum Board Chair Chris DiGiorgio of Accenture acclaim 
 
WHAT: A theatrical face-to-face confrontation between good and evil in the form of Jedi and a small army of Stormtroopers, complete with Lightsabers, a musical backdrop, and custom Star Wars-themed vehicles
 
WHERE: In a galaxy far, far away…at the intersection of South Market Street and Park Avenue, San Jose, CA. (201 S. Market St., to be exact)
 
WHEN: 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013
 
Contact
Roqua Montez
Director of Public Relations
1-408-795-6225
rmontez@thetech.org
 
Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, presented by Bose Corporation®, was developed by Boston’s Museum of Science and Lucasfilm Ltd.
 
Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd.  All rights reserved.  All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.
 
This material is based upon work supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0307875. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
 
About The Tech Museum of Innovation
The Tech is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum—located in the Capital of Silicon Valley —is a non-profit, experiential learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing applied technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team-design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, The Tech endeavors to inspire the innovator in everyone.