Get a baby sitter for this coming Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. (add a little time for the trip home). The Carnegie Science Center is hosting “Starry Nights” in celebration of the Buhl Planetarium’s 75th Anniversary.
Some of the planned activities include: scaling a 21 foot “zero gravity” climbing wall, take a walking tour of the International Space Station, try on a flight suit, pose anywhere in the galaxy for a photo and if the weather cooperates take a climb up to the rooftop observatory to look at celestial objects through the Center’s telescopes. The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will also be on hand to share information as well as show off their astronomical images.
The Planetarium show will feature “Back to the Moon for Good” which tells how private companies (including one from Pittsburgh) are pooling resources for another lunar landing. The adult only event features several live performances including improv as well as a live science show on how astronauts’ bodies work in space.
This event is the official kickoff for the Center’s fall celebration of the Buhl Planetarium which is celebrating its 75th Anniversary and includes a special show commemorating Buhl’s history.
As always, 21+ Night features music, cash bars, and the chance to experience four floors of hands-on exhibits – with no kids!
Participants get a discount on Omnimax films and laser shows that evening.
The cost of the event is just $10 with advance registration before noon on the day of the event or $15 after noon at the door. Guests will receive a voucher for $15 in free slot play at the Rivers Casino when they arrive, while supplies last.
21+ Nights are sponsored by Trib Total Media, and Bob and Q92 Radio.
For more information or to register, visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org or call (412) 237-3400.
About Henry Buhl, Jr.
Henry Buhl Jr. (1848—1927) was a Pittsburgh philanthropist who established The Buhl Foundation “for the well-being of the citizens of Pittsburgh and the County of Allegheny.” The foundation supports education, human services, youth programs, and economic development. It established Buhl Planetarium, the predecessor organization of Carnegie Science Center, in 1939.
About Carnegie Science Center
Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes, and off-site education programs.
About Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1895, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums dedicated to exploration through art and science: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. Annually, the museums reach more than 1.2 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.