Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m.
Orlando Science Center Hosts A Bimonthly Series for the Community's Curious at the East End Market

Dr. Will Crampton, an associate professor of vertebrate zoology at the University of Central Florida, will speak about the biodiversity and ecology of the gymnotiform electric knife fishes of South and Central America and their amazing ability to communicate and locate objects in the dark!

Joshua Solomon, a PhD student at UCF in the Coastal and Estuarine Research Lab, will reveal the effects of sea level rise and sedimentation on the population dynamics of the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica).

Beginning at 7:30 p.m., enjoy oyster tasting and cooking demonstration for $20 per person. Experience oysters from the Pacific Northwest, Atlantic and Gulf. Wild Ocean Seafood’s fishmonger Cinthia Sandoval will teach you how to make your own cocktail sauce as well as recipes for those slimy specialties including raw and slightly steamed varieties and oyster stew.

Register for the lecture and/or tasting at www.eastendmkt.com/events-classes. Space is limited for the tasting.

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Month of April

April is all about the Science of Small. Throughout the month, we will explore the fascinating field of Nanotechnology. Meet real nano scientists, enjoy hands-on activities and don’t forget to visit our traveling exhibition, Zoom into Nano!

April, 5 & 6

Nano Days! Join scientists from Florida Polytechnic University, UCF and Stetson for a big celebration of all things nano.

April, 26

American Chemical Society students and faculty will be at the science center with demos and displays.


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September 7, 2013 - May 3, 2014
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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We didn't just raise money for youth education programs at Neanderthal Ball on Saturday — we also crowned a new Harriett Lake Caveman Couture Champion!We think these contestants were ready to go “clubbing.” Do you agree?

Check out their (pre)historic looks here:

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An event 600,000 years in the making, the seventh annual Neanderthal Ball this past Saturday was a huge success! Proceeds benefited youth education programs at the Science Center.

Special thanks goes to our incredible community partners and supporters including presenting sponsor Starwood Vacation Ownership, Harriett’s Charitable Trust, Bright House Networks, Wyndham Vacation Ownership and all of our silver, bronze, dinner, dessert, décor and audio/visual sponsors.

Witness the pageantry, celebration and charity in the accompanied slideshow.


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Did you attend the sixth annual Neanderthal Ball? Reminisce in the video below. And for those who didn't attend, check out what you missed!


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It was an event 65,000,006 years in the making as Orlando Science Center held the sixth annual Neanderthal Ball on Nov. 3, 2012!

Guests partied like cavemen as they examined real fossils, chiseled out their mark in the silent auction and witnessed the latest in prehistoric fashion in the first-ever Harriett Lake Caveman Couture Contest! This annual gala benefits youth education programs at the Science Center.

Check out photos from the greatest event this side of the Stone Age!

Photo Credit: Michael van Gelder of Gelderland Productions


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It was a ROCK-in' evening on Saturday when we hosted the sixth annual Neanderthal Ball presented by Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children!

Special to the event was the first-ever Harriet Lake Caveman Couture Contest! Guests were invited to go full-on cave dweller or add a dash of prehistoric flair. Look at the contestant photos below. Which is your favorite?

We'll B.C.'ing you next year!


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Here's a new video of the Neanderthal Ball.  Thanks to our friends at Starwood Vacation Ownership for producing the video!  For information on next year's events, please contact Kathy Lopus at 407.514.2233 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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More than 600 Stepped Into The Past to Support the Future

The Neanderthal Ball Was a Rockin’ Success

Guests partied like a caveman at the Orlando Science Center's Annual Neanderthal Ball on Saturday, November 5. They participated in a “diamond dig” for an authentic half-karat diamond, examined real fossils, and showed off the latest in “caveman couture.” It was a night of prehistoric fun in the dinosaur exhibit and raised $100,000 for the Science Center’s mission to inspire science learning for life.

Not only was the ball filled with fun activities, upscale dining was provided by Stonewood Grill with beverages, including Olive Garden’s fine wines and Orlando Brewing Company’s artisan beers. New event partner Absolut vodka offered a martini bar to move our theme into the Ice Age with a themed area inside the Science Center’s astronomy exhibit.

The Neanderthal Ball is presented by Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. The event continues to serve as one of the Science Center’s biggest friend-raisers of the year.


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Over 500 cavemen and cavewomen stepped into the past on November 6 for Orlando Science Center’s fourth annual Neanderthal Ball. Guests arrived in style by showcasing their favorite animal print cocktail dresses, ties and prehistoric accessories. DinoDigs set the stage, providing attendees with the opportunity to dine beside STAN the T-Rex and slightly friendlier dinosaurs.

Capital Grille, Tim’s Wine Market and Orlando Brewing helped kick off the festivities by providing fine wine and delicious beer that flowed freely throughout the gala evening. The silent auction was the talk of the party, as some of Orlando’s most influential people traveled around the fourth floor rotunda bidding on items that were graciously donated by an array of spectacular sponsors. Exclusive travel packages, theme park attractions, wine and dining events, sports and golf outings and gift certificates were just some of the unique experiences and items offered.

The celebration continued throughout the night as our ancient friends enjoyed their meals, while rocking out to music and themed entertainment. Chief Meteorologist Jeff Day led the raffle drawings that included two round-trip Air Tran tickets, a Chauffered Dine-Around, as well as the best prize of the night, a half-carat diamond!

Due in part to this extraordinary fundraiser, dedicated Board of Trustees and devoted staff, the Orlando Science Center is able to maintain the mission and goal of inspiring science learning for life.

 


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Otronicon v.9 is in the can and it’s time we roll the credits on the inaugural FilmSlam! More than two dozen films were submitted in the genres of animation, gaming, science fiction, fantasy, cult and horror and screened for a live audience on the second day of Otronicon in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience.

Congratulations to all the filmmakers selected to showcase their film and who won awards! 

  

Judges Picks

1st: Brain Divided – Ringling College of Art and Design
2nd: Dia de los Muertos – Ringling College of Art and Design
3rd: It’s a Tie!
Runaway – Ringling College of Art and Design
Chicken or the Egg – Ringling College of Art and Design

 

Brain Divided from Cartoon Brew on Vimeo.

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