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Nine cool things at Otronicon v.9

January 17, 2014
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Nine cool things at Otronicon v.9

Otronicon v.9 opens to the public today through Sunday at the Orlando Science Center, but I got a sneak preview of the ninth annual gaming and technology expo at last night’s VIP reception. This year’s edition features an emphasis on medical technology, along with the usual displays of geek gadgets, from aging Gamecubes to...
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Orlando becomes home to the first monument to honor WWII Red Tail pilots on Veterans Day

November 8, 2013
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Orlando becomes home to the first monument to honor WWII Red Tail pilots on Veterans Day

Last year, you might’ve caught the movie Red Tails in theaters, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Terence Howard (and let’s not forget Ne-Yo), a fictionalized portrayal of the then-marginalized but now-distinguished Tuskegee Airmen, an elite group of black fighter pilots who suffered racial discrimination in WWII times but fought bravely in spite of it....
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Video: Blue Man Group “Making Waves” at Orlando Science Center

July 17, 2013
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In the latest issue of Orlando Weekly, you'll find my Live Active Cultures column covering the Blue Man Group's latest antics at both Universal Orlando and the Orlando Science Center. To accompany the article, here is a brief video of the Blue Man Group's recent appearance at OSC to promote the opening of their...
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Blue Man Group makes noise at Orlando Science Center

May 24, 2013
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Blue Man Group makes noise at Orlando Science Center

During their stop at OSC, guests will get the chance to play alongside the Blue Men while touring the interactive exhibit's instruments and sensory technology.
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Orlando Science Center hosts the Science of Wine

May 11, 2013
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Orlando Science Center hosts the Science of Wine

Not only will you sip on more than 100 varieties of wine provided by Southern Wine & Spirits, but you can also dive into winemaking presentations and workshops with Luis Torres of the Constellation Academy of Wine.
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Video: Interview with Clone Wars star Ashley Eckstein at OSC

March 23, 2013
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It doesn’t seem like six months since the Orlando Science Center’s Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit opened, but the display of iconic film artifacts is about to end its run. To commemorate in advance the April 7th closing, voice actress and online entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein is appearing today (Saturday 3/23) at OSC...
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Digital media workshops, military simulators, outdoor laser tag and more at Otronicon

January 17, 2013
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Digital media workshops, military simulators, outdoor laser tag and more at Otronicon

The idea is to celebrate locally produced blips, as most of the stuff you’ll encounter at Otronicon has its roots in the Orlando area.
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The Local Cool: Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination

October 9, 2012
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The Local Cool: Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination

  Are you experiencing withdraws from Star Wars Weekends and Celebration VI? Do you wish Orlando had more than two large Star Wars themed events this year? Well, then you’re in luck. A traveling exhibition called Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination is coming to the Orlando Science Center this Saturday, October 13th and...
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New giant-screen film Space Junk premieres at OSC’s Cocktails & Cosmos

September 8, 2012
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New giant-screen film Space Junk premieres at OSC’s Cocktails & Cosmos

This 3-D movie, premiering tonight at the Orlando Science Center’s adults-only Cocktails & Cosmos party, will introduce you to space junk up close and personal and explain how and why it could be harmful to your health.
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IMAX documentary Rescue opens at Orlando Science Center

June 8, 2012
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IMAX documentary Rescue opens at Orlando Science Center

The 3-D giant-screen presentation highlights the massive global relief efforts that have gone into revitalizing Haiti.
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