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Last night, the opening ceremony took place at the Orlando Science Center for the start of this year’s OTRONICON (Orlando Electronic Interactive Conference). As expected, the mayor of the city of Orlando, Buddy Dyer, was there to speak, but what most people didn’t know was something related to Star Wars. Yes, the mayor had some pictures taken with Darth Vader and some Storm Troopers, but perhaps many were surprised by the announcement of Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination. To see and study how current and upcoming science could take us into future technology as seen in the Star Wars films should be fun to watch and experiment. Read the following press release for more info. Source: n-Space on Facebook: Otronicon 2011 – Opening Night Event [http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=493076244098&id=133196759098&aid=277117]; Otronicon.org: PR: Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination [http://www.osc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=376%3Apr-star-wars-where-science-meets-imagination&catid=79%3Apress-and-media&Itemid=149].

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Ayer por la noche, la ceremonia de apertura tuvo lugar en el Centro de Ciencias de Orlando para el inicio de este año de Otronicon (Conferencia Interactiva Electrónica de Orlando). Como era de esperar, el alcalde de la ciudad de Orlando, Buddy Dyer, estaba allí para hablar, pero lo que mucha gente no sabía que era algo relacionado con Star Wars. Sí, el alcalde se tomó unas fotos con Darth Vader y unos Storm Troopers, pero tal vez muchos se sorprendieron por el anuncio de Star Wars: Donde se unen la ciencia y la imaginación. Para ver y estudiar cómo la ciencia actual y la próxima nos podría llevar a la tecnología del futuro como se ve en las películas de Star Wars debe ser divertido de ver y experimentar. Lean el siguiente comunicado de prensa para más información (en inglés). Fuentes: n-Space en Facebook: Otronicon 2011 – Opening Night Event [http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=493076244098&id=133196759098&aid=277117]; Otronicon.org: PR: Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination [http://www.osc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=376%3Apr-star-wars-where-science-meets-imagination&catid=79%3Apress-and-media&Itemid=149].

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer at OTRONICON Opening Ceremony

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer at OTRONICON Opening Ceremony (Photo: n-Space on Facebook).

'Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination'

‘Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination’ (Photo: n-Space on Facebook).

From/De: Orlando Science Center

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination
Landing in a Galaxy Not So Far Away—at the Orlando Science Center

Orlando—Could humanoid robots and vehicles that hover above ground, once limited only to the fantasy worlds of Star Wars, become a reality? In Fall 2012, the Orlando Science Center will premiere an innovative exhibition, Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination. Developed by the Museum of Science, Boston in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd. and presented by Bose Corporation©, the 10,000 square-foot exhibit explores the fantasy technologies depicted in the Star Wars films, as well as the real science behind them, and the current research that may someday lead to real-life versions of the technologies seen in the film series.

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination is the first exhibition to display costumes and props from all six Star Wars films with real-world technologies. The exhibit includes extensive video interviews with filmmakers, scientists and engineers, and hands-on components, including two large Engineering Design Labs, where visitors can build and test their own speeders and robots.

Orlando Science Center President and CEO, JoAnn Newman said, “The Science Center has a history of using pop culture icons to engage the public in science exploration so we are thrilled to be hosting this phenomenal exhibit in Fall 2012. Our goal with Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination is to give visitors an opportunity to experience these amazing innovations first-hand. We also hope this exhibit will inspire future scientists and engineers.”

Star Wars creator George Lucas remarks on the collaboration with the Museum of Science, Boston, “I’m happy that Star Wars can help to educate people about technology in an entertaining way. Technological innovation and filmmaking have a lot in common; they both begin with imagination and creativity.”

About Orlando Science Center

The Orlando Science Center is one of America’s top hands-on science centers where learning is always fun. Located for more than 50 years in Orlando, hands-on learning and discovery await within the center’s more than four levels of hands-on exhibits, labs, live programs, giant screen films, planetarium shows and active observatory. Dedicated to “inspire science learning for life,” the science center provides educational opportunities both within and outside the center’s walls, including field trips, school outreach, and other forms of community outreach. To learn more about Orlando Science Center visit www.osc.org.

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, presented by Bose Corporation, was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston and Lucasfilm Ltd.

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