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Orlando Main Stay Carlos DeSoto Launches Trio of Performances Next Week

Tuesday, December 27, 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.


WHO: Talented and versatile, Carlos DeSoto is a guitarist proficient in rock, jazz, pop, funk and R&B jams. He's opened for Journey, The Knack, Eddie Money and Sugar Ray to name a few. He is the founder and lead guitarist for The Rules, a band with a sound best described as a mix between video game music, TV show themes and post-rock. DeSoto is an active member of the Orlando music scene.

WHERE: Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803
DeSoto will perform on the stage within the GUITAR exhibit.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 27 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

GUITAR: This performance celebrates the final days of GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World. This world premiere exhibit offers journeys through the history and evolution of the guitar with displays of 60 classic and contemporary guitars plus hands-on activities that examine the science of sound. Discover why the guitar is one of the most widely recognized cultural symbols of our day. This is the last chance to experience GUITAR before it closes to the public in early January.

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Guitarist Plays Tomorrow - Saturday, December 17 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the Orlando Science Center’s Guitar Exhibit

Plus A Cappella Versions of Holiday Favorites with the Orange Blossom Chorus - 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Science Center Cafe

WHAT: Arte Tedesco has performed extensively around the county with gigs in Pittsburgh, New York, Los Angeles and Orlando, including an appearance with Clarence Clemons from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. He has been delivering energetic and soulful performances for more than four decades and he brings his emotionally charged voice and “machine gun” acoustic style to the Orlando Science Center.

WHERE: GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World exhibit, Level 2 - Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803

WHEN: Saturday, December 17, 2011 – performances at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

ALSO: Enjoy a cappella renditions of yuletide favorites when the Orange Blossom Chorus performs in the Science Center’s café on Level 1 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. You can find more info on them at www.orlandobarbershopchorus.org.

GUITAR: This exhibit provides a journey through the history and evolution of the guitar with displays of guitars plus activities that examine the science of sound.

COST: Both Arte Tedesco’s appearance and the Orange Blossom Chorus are included in general admission to the Orlando Science Center. General admission is $17 for adults, $12 for youth ages 3 to 11. General admission also includes access to the Guitar exhibit as well as all four floors of interactive exhibits, giant screen films, and live science demonstrations.

DOWNLOAD FREE TUNES: Download songs from Arte's last two albums FREE! Go to www.ArteTedesco.com, and click on the CD Baby icon! 19 Songs!

INFO: Please call 407-514-2000 or visit www.osc.org


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It’s Time to Explore Orlando By Night at the Science Center

First and Third Saturday Evenings of the Month, beginning December 3
Crosby Observatory and Planetarium Shows Available until February 18

Orlando, FLDecember 2, 2011 – The silver-domed Crosby Observatory atop the Orlando Science Center opened for seasonal sky-watching last month and continues every first and third Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. until Saturday, February 18. In addition, a planetarium show has now been added to the schedule so guests will explore the galaxy and then check out their place in the universe through one of the state’s largest refractor telescopes.

Peer through the powerful, 10-inch lens of the refractor telescope to view visible moons and planets and deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulas and more. Astronomy experts and volunteers will be on hand to make sure you get the best view possible. The observatory will be accessible from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following Saturday evenings: December 3 and 17, January 7 and 21, February 4 and 18. Visitors can witness the wonders of the night sky as they observe moons, planets and other astronomical events.

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Crosby Observatory Open for Seasonal Viewing - First & Third Saturday Evenings until February 18

Beginning Saturday, November 19, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Orlando, FLNovember 16, 2010 – The silver-domed Crosby Observatory atop the Orlando Science Center houses Florida's largest refractor telescopes available to the public. Beginning this Saturday, November 19, the Crosby Observatory will be open for seasonal night sky viewing. The Observatory will be accessible on the first and third Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. until Saturday, February 18.

The observatory will be accessible on the following Saturday evenings: November 19, December 3 and 17, January 7 and 21, February 4 and 18. Visitors can witness the wonders of the night sky as they observe moons, planets and other astronomical special events during evening sky watches and solar observing using our telescope.

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Planetary Scientist Shares photos and behind-the-scenes info about the mars rovers

Saturday, November 26, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHO: Planetary Scientist and member of the Mars Exploration Rover team, Dr. Jim Bell visits the Orlando Science Center to present Postcards from Mars: Using Rovers to Explore the Mysteries of the Red Planet. He’ll be presenting his findings on the dynamic globe projection system in the Science Center’s  Science on a Sphere exhibit.

WHAT: As a member of the Mars Exploration Rover team, Dr. Bell serves as the lead scientist in charge of the Panoramic camera (Pancam) color stereoscopic imaging system on the Spirit and Opportunity rovers. Bell is also a member of the camera team for the Curiosity rover, which is NASA's next Mars mission scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral next week on November 25. He is also a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona and an adjunct professor in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

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