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This week at NightLife, we’re exploring the many sides of the internet: the good, the bad, and the meme-worthy.
DJ Set by Turbo Drive
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Live Talks: Logging On
At 7:30 PM, join cybersecurity expert Betsy Cooper, founding Director of the Aspen Tech Policy Hub and former attorney at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, for a talk investigating the complex world of computers, networks, and data.
At 8:30 PM, catch a screening of the internet’s funniest, most dramatic, and awww!-worthy cat videos in CatVideoFest, the offline celebration of online cat videos and hear from it's curator, Will Braden.
6:00 - 9:45 PM
- Step inside the “dark web” with Sonic Internet for a demonstration of total internal reflection, the phenomenon by which data is transmitted as light through tiny glass tubes.
6:00 - 9:45 PM
- Flex your creativity with an analog meme-making station by SCRAP and dig into the vast history of the internet with the Internet Archive, a nonprofit organization building the world’s largest library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
- Last entry for the Rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Please note: drinks are not allowed inside the Rainforest exhibit.
- Thirsty? Each bar area features a unique seasonal craft cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.
- Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will be available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Planetarium passes are required for the 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 pm shows.
- Passes are $3 each and may be purchased online or at the ticket window. Since shows do sell out, we always recommend buying in advance.
- The 6:30 pm live show is always free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Please arrive at the planetarium 15 minutes before your ticketed showtime for seating. We run a tight spaceship!
FOOD & DRINK
- A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe and The Academy Cafe Food Cart located in the front lobby.
- Enjoy a different fresh seasonal "craft on draft" cocktail at each NightLife bar area designed by our resident mixologist Shane McKnight!
All bars accept cash and credit cards.
Explore the immense scale of the known Universe in this live presentation that leaves Earth far behind.
Upcoming NightLife Events
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