SkyWatch

Fridays & Saturdays, November 7 - February 28, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join our astronomers in the Crosby Observatory for a night full of wonder. Enjoy views of the celestial objects while you take in the glittering Orlando skyline. Peer through the powerful, 10-inch lens of the refractor telescope to view the planets like Jupiter, Mars and Venus and deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulas and more. This activity is weather-permitting.

Crosby Observatory is included in Orlando Science Center general admission price.

rsz crosby observatory 04 - photo credit roberto gonzalez


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October 4, 2014 - May 2, 2015
First Saturday of every month, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Safely gaze upon the closest star to our home planet - the Sun. Our astronomers take aim at the sun to reveal the secrets hidden behind its glare. Take a peek at the Sun’s surface to see what kind of day the sun is having. Sometimes the surface is placid and serene but more often than not, it is boiling with sunspots and solar flares.

Please check the Science Live! Calendar for scheduled dates.

Crosby Observatory is included in Orlando Science Center Admission.


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Every 4th Monday, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The Orlando Science Center will be making the fourth Monday morning of every month more accessible by providing a new more sensory friendly visit. This sensory friendly experience will allow our visitors a chance to visit select exhibit halls at quieter volume settings with more light. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a movie with softer volume and more ambient light in our theater. Free to Science Center members.


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Guests had a yabba dabba doo time at the eighth annual Neanderthal Ball!

The most unique gala event this side of the stone age, patrons examined real fossils, chiseled their marks in the live and silent auctions, and witnessed the latest in prehistoric fashion in the third annual Harriett Lake Caveman Couture Contest.

Proceeds from this event benefit youth education programs at Orlando Science Center.

Photo Credit: Michael van Gelder of Gelderland Productions

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The results are in! The winning team of the second annual Otronicon Game Jam is... Sandwiches are Delicious!

Each winning team member received their own Intel® RealSense™ Technology development kit. Thank you to all the presenting organizations: the University of Central Florida School of Visual Arts & Design, Intel® RealSense™ Technology, E2i Creative Studio and Chronospien Interactive.


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It was a "shockingly" good time during day two of Otronicon!

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez


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Otronicon After Dark featured special programming on Friday and and Saturday evenings including presentations and panels featuring Dan Barstow, Jim Brazell, Dr. Kelly Hale and Dr. Steve Fiore; chiptunes performances from Kawaii 8 Bit and Ben Briggs; skywatching in the Crosby Observatory; and more. Guests also enjoyed food courtesy of Sus Hi Eatstation.

Photo Credit: Gelderland Productions


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Can you believe this is the 10th Otronicon?! How time flies.

Enjoy day 1 photos from Orlando's greatest showcase of interactive technology!

Photo Credit: PME Photography


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Happy 10th anniversary, Otronicon!

More than 300 guests joined Orlando Science Center in celebrating 10 years of Otronicon and Orlando's emerging technology sector. The event, presented by PNC Bank, featured opening remarks by Science Center President & CEO JoAnn Newman; Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer; PNC Bank Senior Vice President Joe Vetter; and Lockheed Martin Vice President Jon Rambeau.

Otronicon v.10 is open to the public Jan. 16 – 19, 2015.

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez


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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell engaged in a video game showdown this afternoon to celebrate 10 years of Otronicon!

They played "Super Smash Bros.," "Dance Central 3" and "Madden 15." It was a rematch from their first faceoff at Otronicon v.1 in 2006.

Photo Credit: RF Photography


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