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02
August
2013

2001 on the Extreme Screen: A Visual (and Sound) Odyssey

I love Stanley Kubrick's 1968 masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I've seen this epic space film dozens of times since childhood, probably once or twice in a movie theater, but almost always at home on TV.

Yet, in a way, I'd never seen 2001 before last month.

That's because I finally saw it on COSI's Extreme Screen.
Logo of the Soviet (now Russian) airline AEROFLOT visible on the shoulder bags of guests aboard Space Station 5.
12
July
2013

Sonorus!! Sci-Fi Movie Series at COSI Kicks Off With Harry Potter (Ticket Giveaway)

Ladies and Gentlemen! Grab your robes and wands and head over to COSI for the Sci-Fi Movie Series! TONIGHT we'll kick things off with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone! One great price gets you the movie, parking, food/drink voucher, and games and trivia before the movie!

Oh, excuse me! Quietus!
Photo of COSI's Sci-Fi Movie Series Banner
12
June
2013

The Universe in a Glass of Ice Water

Ah, summertime! Warm weather, sunny days, and glasses of ice water on the table – er, I mean, the coaster, Mom. Really! Those crystalline cubes clinking against the glass, cooling all they touch and slowly, slowly disappearing into the background.

Incredibly, the science of ice water has a lot in common with the science of stars, including our own warmth-providing star the Sun. Let's look a little more deeply....
A photo of ice in water.
10
June
2013

Ground Control to Commander Chris

I've always loved Bowie's "Space Oddity" which was first released in 1969. The combination of that song, created in the early days of the space program, along with astronaut Chris Hadfield's views from the International Space Station, made me remember just how far we've come......
31
May
2013

Update: A Bang for the Flash!

They did it. A large collaboration of scientists, watching the spot in the constellation Leo where a humongous gamma ray burst occurred in late April, have seen the giant supernova explosion they were expecting after such a monumental event. Not only that, but the explosion was so large and powerful that it created the universe's oddest inhabitant – a black hole!
Update: A Bang for the Flash!
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