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Stellar Programming Unveiled for Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination

The Tech Museum of Innovation debuts new series of events

Press Release Date 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
SAN JOSE, CA – An out-of-this-world lineup of lectures, workshops, and celebrations at The Tech will run alongside the popular exhibition, Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination, presented by Bose Corporation®.
Beginning Saturday, October 19 through Sunday, February 23, 2014, the museum will host a variety of engaging special events, programs, and workshops that bring the magic of all 6 films alive. Guests will not only discover the science behind lightsabers and create their own flying hovercrafts, they will also explore the futuristic technologies depicted in the films and the real science behind them and the research that might someday lead to real-life versions.
The Tech’s Star Wars programming will include:
JediNights presented by ScholarShare College Savings Plan
Special evening celebrations of all things Star Wars! Grab your lightsaber and dress up in your favorite Star Wars costume. Re-create your favorite scenes, meet and take photos with Stormtroopers, R2-D2, and Jedi Knights, or train for the Jedi™ Academy. Tickets for JediNights include admission to the exhibition.
Hands-on Science Workshop - Jedi Tech
Opening October 5, the science behind Star Wars becomes reality in The Tech’s hands-on workshops. Techsabers – where visitors will tinker with circuitry, LEDs, and various light diffusing and reflecting materials – and Skywalker Writing where guests leverage “the Force” for intergalactic light paintings and control their own hovercrafts. Workshops are free with museum admission.
The Tech Connects
An engaging new program that brings ideas and people together to explore and discuss the different intersections technology make with our world. Guest speakers will look at a range of topics including the phenomenon, visual effects, droids, and women of Star Wars. Lectures fees vary; members get discounted tickets. Tickets go on sale September 10.
Hidden Universe
Experience an extraordinary journey into space. Explore the earliest galaxies, travel the terrain of Mars, and peer deep inside the universe’s most mysterious nebulae where stars are born in The Hackworth IMAX® Dome Theater – the largest dome screen in the West at 8-stories high. Extra fee applies to IMAX films
For more information on The Tech’s events, visit our Exhibition page
Tickets for the exhibition are on sale now. Tickets to the exhibition also includes admission to the regular museum galleries.
Schedule of Programming
JediNights presented by ScholarShare College Savings Plan
Thursday, October 31, 2013
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Friday, January 17, 2014
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 1 (for members only)
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Hands-on Science Workshop - Jedi Tech
Please visit the Hands-on Science Workshop page for a schedule of workshop times.
The Tech Connects
Star Wars: Film to Phenomenon
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Steve Sansweet in conversation with Angie Coiro
The Star Wars Model Shop
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Lorne Peterson in conversation with Angie Coiro
Droids & Tales from the Set
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Don Bies in conversation with Angie Coiro
The Star Wars Women
Sunday, February 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Kim Smith and Carol Bauman in conversation with Angie Coiro
Hidden Universe”
Please visit our IMAX page for a schedule of film showings.
Roqua Montez
Director of Public Relations
Michelle Tran
Public Relations Specialist
About the Exhibition
Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination, presented by Bose Corporation®, was developed by Boston’s Museum of Science in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd. and the exhibition makes use of an extensive archive collection on loan from the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum.
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.
About the Museum of Science, Boston 
One of the world's largest science centers and Boston's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces about 1.5 million visitors a year to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) via dynamic programs and hundreds of interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden PlanetariumMugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden. Reaching 25,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. The Museum’s "Science Is an Activity" exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. Its National Center for Technological Literacy®'s engineering curricula have reached more than 47,000 teachers and 4 million students nationwide. The Museum has also: been recognized by Boston and Cambridge for its energy and sustainability efforts; named an Employer of Choice by Work Without Limits, a Massachusetts disability employment initiative; is Yankee Magazine's "Best of New England Readers' Choice" for Cultural Attraction in Science; is El Planeta's Best Tourist Attraction for the Massachusetts Latino population; andUndiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun was recognized as the "Best Immersive—Fulldome Program" by the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards. Visit
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About the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum
The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum will be a first-of-its kind institution, designed to serve as the country’s premiere venue for understanding the connections and lineage of illustrative and visual art. Conceived by George Lucas, the museum is based on the filmmaker’s passion for education and the role art can play in inspiring young people. The museum will offer state-of-the-art facilities and unparalleled programming for children, families, schools, scholars, and visiting artists. The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum’s collection ranges from fine art to animation, from fashion to cinematic design and is comprised of works of the great masters of the Golden Age of Illustration through today’s digital artists, showing the ways culture is reflected in the popular art of any given time.