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After Dark: Out of This World

galaxyThe most distant human-made object is over 13 billion miles from Earth...and counting. Reach out of our atmosphere, toward the edges of our universe, and explore the current frontiers of extraterrestrial knowledge. From the search for life to theoretical models of the future universe, discover what we’re still learning about the most “out-there” parts of space.

Astounding Images from the NASA Archive  6:00-7:30 p.m. 

Culled from the massive library of over 140,000 images spanning 99 years, this selection of photographs showcase the magnificent beauty found in the deep distances of our galaxy and beyond. Don’t miss this chance to see some of the far reaches of the universe.

Identity Pins   6:00-8:00 p.m.  

What part of your identity are you most proud of? What part do you feel most conflicted about? Join us in exploring identity through making your own personalized button that you design and take home.

Live Ship Chat from the Arctic  7:00 p.m. 

Join a live chat with scientists and educators on board a research vessel in the Canadian Arctic, retracing the ice-clogged Northwest Passage route that doomed John Franklin’s 19th century expedition. Now virtually ice-free in late summer, this modern-day expedition will navigate the once perilous journey with a team of scientists, students, historians and a film crew to research and document the dramatically changing Arctic Ocean.

This is part of a series of live chats the Exploratorium is hosting with scientists on board the icebreaker in the Arctic.

Playful Programmable Projections: Moon Edition  7:00-9:00 p.m. 

Bridge physical and virtual worlds by creating your own creatures, animating them in the block-based programming language Scratch, then launching them in a collaborative moon-themed environment.

Earthrise With Cinema Arts  7:30 p.m. 

Earthrise by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee (2018, 30 min.) tells the story of the first image captured of Earth, taken from space in 1968. Narrated  solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of Earth against the blackness of space. This iconic image had a powerful impact on the astronauts and the world, offering a perspective that transcended national, political, and religious boundaries. Told 50 years later, Earthrise compels us to remember this shift and to reflect on the Earth as a shared home.

The Voyagers' Guide to the Galaxy With Ariel Waldman  8:00 p.m.  

The twin Voyager space probes are the oldest and farthest still-"living" human-made machines that freckle our solar system. Together, they explored Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and are now the first to experience interstellar space. Let Antarctic explorer and NASA advisor Ariel Waldman take you on a tour of the solar system as seen through space probes' eyes and see how Voyager's discoveries are helping fuel the search for life on other worlds.

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence  With Dan Werthimer and Ron Hipschman  8:30 p.m.  

The search for intelligent life in the universe isn’t just a big treasure hunt the same scientists trying to find out whether we’re alone also study essential questions about the nature of life, how it begins, and more. Get some answers (and maybe some questions you never imagined) with SETI scientist Dan Werthimer, in conversation with Ron Hipschman. 

Our Place in Space With Julia DeMarines  9:00 p.m.  

Launch into the latest discoveries about the search for life beyond Earth, potentially habitable exoplanets, and future space missions expanding our knowledge of the cosmos. With astrobiologist Julia DeMarines, take a tour of current understanding of life in our universe and the fascinating technologies and methods aiding current and future research. 

Timelapse of the Future  With Cinema Arts  9:30 p.m.  

Timelapse of the Future by Melodysheep (2019, 30 min.)

How's it all gonna end?  This experience takes us on a journey to the end of time, trillions of years into the future, to discover the possible fate of our planet and our universe. Start in 2019 and travel exponentially through time, witnessing the future of Earth, the death of the Sun, the end of all stars, proton decay, zombie galaxies, possible future civilizations, exploding black holes, the effects of dark energy, alternate universes, and ultimately, the final fate of the cosmos. 


Thursday, 07/25/19


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Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111

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