Saturday, May 4
Grab your light saber and alert your droids! We’re off to Worlds Far, Far Away, a special event that explores the galaxy of Star Wars, on Saturday, May 4, at 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 p.m. in the Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum.
The event will feature a Star Wars-themed, live lecture by Vanderbilt astronomy educators Matt Garber and Charlie Eder. The two will act as droids taking the audience on a tour of the Star Wars galaxy. They will explore several space-faring technologies of science fiction and discuss how they could possibly become a reality. They will then take the audience on a journey to various worlds and famous locations seen throughout the Star Wars saga and make connections between these destinations and real locations which could possibly be lurking within our own galaxy.
The audience will be divided into the Light and Dark sides of the Force and will compete to answer trivia questions. Prizes will be awarded.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Come 30 minutes before each showtime to enjoy the activities in the decorated Planetarium lobby. Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Star Wars character! Tickets are $20 for adult members; $25 for adult non-members; $14 for members ages 15 and under; and $16 for non-members ages 15 and under.
Reserve tickets for the 7:00, 8:00, or 9:00 p.m. shows.
May the fourth be with you!