Cocktails and Cosmos
Indulge in Orlando Science Center’s Social Transformation
Next Event: September 8, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m., 18+ Welcome
It’s the Orlando Science Center just for adults during Cocktails & Cosmos! Everything you love about the Science Center including exhibits, giant screen films, live science challenges and demonstrations will be on tap including a cash bar and live music. The event is high energy, hands-on and of course, educational.
Join us as we premiere the giant screen film Space Junk. Discover how what goes up doesn’t always come down as you learn how orbital debris – or space junk – threatens our planet’s orbits.
Following the film, enjoy a presentation from former NASA astronaut Bob Springer. Springer was a Mission Specialist aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1989 and Space Shuttle Atlantis in 1990, as well as director of the International Space Station while working for The Boeing Company.
In addition, peer through the 10-inch refractor telescope of the Crosby Observatory – one of the largest publicly accessible of its kind in Florida – to see moons, planets and deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulas and more.
Enjoy cocktails and mixed drinks at the cash bar courtesy of Big City Catering, as DJ Christian Deleon from Metropolis Productions rocks it out with tunes from the 80's and 90's; and sit back and chill in style in the Dino lounge thanks to Chic! Event Furniture!
General admission for the event is $13.00 per person, and Free for Orlando Science Center members, 18+ welcome.
22 September 2010
Posted in Cocktails and Cosmos
Cocktails & Cosmos Presents The Big Top for Big Kids
Cocktails, Magicians, Stilt Walkers, Comedians, Film Premieres and More!
It was some serious circus fun for the young at heart during Cocktails & Cosmos on Saturday, September 11. The event featured live entertainment and the premiere of Forces of Nature in the Dr. Phillips CineDome. Performers better known for big top antics than science demonstrations overtook the Science Park exhibit for Downtown Orlando’s most scientifically unique and socially inclined experience.
Guests enjoyed Corey Alexander, a stilt walking- balloon artist, who kept his audience smiling as he twisted balloons into crazy and colorful creations ten feet off the ground. They were amazed by the mind-boggling mystery of magician and mentalist Joshua Stenkamp and thrilled to the top-notch juggling and witty charm of master juggler “Cool Hands” Luke.
From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., guests enjoyed Happy Hour drink specials with full service cash bars and light hors d’oeuvres provided by Ember and Tuxedo Catering. They also sampled scrumptious cotton candy by the Candy Clouds Cotton Candy Company of Winter Park. Cloud spinners designed custom treats for guests while they grooved to the distinctive sounds and music of DJ Nigel John.
Following Happy Hour, guests experienced the premiere of Forces of Nature on the giant screen. In between films, they checked out the comedic stylings of the Droll Academy. This two-man improv variety show starred Adam Scharf and Dan Collins and featured honest and witty scene work intermingled with spontaneous music and fun characters.
Guests were also treated to the unique artistic vision of Painter Veronika Tuskowski and trips to the top of the Science Center for stargazing in the Crosby Observatory. Don’t miss the next Cocktails & Cosmos event, which will take place in January 2011.