By Debby Abe
Ever wonder if warp drive is actually possible? Will we ever have flying cars and genetically engineered humans?
Find out at the Pierce College Science Dome’s “Science Fact or Science Fiction?” celebration this Saturday, June 8.
This free event features an afternoon of interactive science exhibits and talks about whether the amazing things billed as science in movies are rooted in fact.
Visitors can dig up imitation dinosaur bones and walk through a life-size, lighted “Stargate” modeled after the space-travel gate of the similarly named movie and TV show.
Science fiction movies will show inside the planetarium for a fee of $5 per flick.
Visitors who dress up as their favorite scientist or sci-fi character can compete for prizes. Kids 12 and younger can compete in the 12:30 p.m. contest, folks 13 and older can enter the 5:30 p.m. contest.
Science Fact or Science Fiction?
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Exhibits and talks: Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Movies: 10:30 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.
Admission: Free for exhibits and talks; $5 cash for each movie at the door.
To see the schedule of events or purchase advance movie tickets, go to www.piercecollegedome.com
Pierce College Science Dome
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Rainier Building, Room 263
9401Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
Ongoing summer programs at the Science Dome
Saturdays at 2 p.m.
“Seven Wonders” will take kids on an interactive tour of the classic ancient, natural and modern wonders. Cost is $3 per child, ages 3 to 8, cash only at the door starting at 1:40 p.m. Adults are free.
General audience shows
Fridays at 7 p.m.
Saturdays at 3:15 pm
Starting June 26, Wednesdays at 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Planetarium shows start with an interactive tour of the current night sky, then feature one of the following fulldome movies: “Dynamic Earth,” “Lamps of Atlantis,” “Life: A Cosmic Story,” or “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity,” or “Secret Lives of Stars.”