The Orlando Science Center’s public relations efforts generate awareness for its exhibits, films, programs and events through media coverage as well as enhance its image as a community resource.

Through careful planning and good relationships with local newspapers, TV networks, websites and radio stations, the Orlando Science Center enjoys consistent coverage.

The Orlando Science Center also functions as a reliable resource for area reporters in need of quick story ideas or colorful backgrounds for live reports. Area media often interview guests and staff on issues involving science, technology and current events.

 

Guitarist Plays Tomorrow - Saturday, December 17 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the Orlando Science Center’s Guitar Exhibit

Plus A Cappella Versions of Holiday Favorites with the Orange Blossom Chorus - 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Science Center Cafe

WHAT: Arte Tedesco has performed extensively around the county with gigs in Pittsburgh, New York, Los Angeles and Orlando, including an appearance with Clarence Clemons from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. He has been delivering energetic and soulful performances for more than four decades and he brings his emotionally charged voice and “machine gun” acoustic style to the Orlando Science Center.

WHERE: GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World exhibit, Level 2 - Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803

WHEN: Saturday, December 17, 2011 – performances at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

ALSO: Enjoy a cappella renditions of yuletide favorites when the Orange Blossom Chorus performs in the Science Center’s café on Level 1 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. You can find more info on them at www.orlandobarbershopchorus.org.

GUITAR: This exhibit provides a journey through the history and evolution of the guitar with displays of guitars plus activities that examine the science of sound.

COST: Both Arte Tedesco’s appearance and the Orange Blossom Chorus are included in general admission to the Orlando Science Center. General admission is $17 for adults, $12 for youth ages 3 to 11. General admission also includes access to the Guitar exhibit as well as all four floors of interactive exhibits, giant screen films, and live science demonstrations.

DOWNLOAD FREE TUNES: Download songs from Arte's last two albums FREE! Go to www.ArteTedesco.com, and click on the CD Baby icon! 19 Songs!

INFO: Please call 407-514-2000 or visit www.osc.org


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It’s Time to Explore Orlando By Night at the Science Center

First and Third Saturday Evenings of the Month, beginning December 3
Crosby Observatory and Planetarium Shows Available until February 18

Orlando, FLDecember 2, 2011 – The silver-domed Crosby Observatory atop the Orlando Science Center opened for seasonal sky-watching last month and continues every first and third Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. until Saturday, February 18. In addition, a planetarium show has now been added to the schedule so guests will explore the galaxy and then check out their place in the universe through one of the state’s largest refractor telescopes.

Peer through the powerful, 10-inch lens of the refractor telescope to view visible moons and planets and deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulas and more. Astronomy experts and volunteers will be on hand to make sure you get the best view possible. The observatory will be accessible from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following Saturday evenings: December 3 and 17, January 7 and 21, February 4 and 18. Visitors can witness the wonders of the night sky as they observe moons, planets and other astronomical events.

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Crosby Observatory Open for Seasonal Viewing - First & Third Saturday Evenings until February 18

Beginning Saturday, November 19, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Orlando, FLNovember 16, 2010 – The silver-domed Crosby Observatory atop the Orlando Science Center houses Florida's largest refractor telescopes available to the public. Beginning this Saturday, November 19, the Crosby Observatory will be open for seasonal night sky viewing. The Observatory will be accessible on the first and third Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. until Saturday, February 18.

The observatory will be accessible on the following Saturday evenings: November 19, December 3 and 17, January 7 and 21, February 4 and 18. Visitors can witness the wonders of the night sky as they observe moons, planets and other astronomical special events during evening sky watches and solar observing using our telescope.

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Planetary Scientist Shares photos and behind-the-scenes info about the mars rovers

Saturday, November 26, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHO: Planetary Scientist and member of the Mars Exploration Rover team, Dr. Jim Bell visits the Orlando Science Center to present Postcards from Mars: Using Rovers to Explore the Mysteries of the Red Planet. He’ll be presenting his findings on the dynamic globe projection system in the Science Center’s  Science on a Sphere exhibit.

WHAT: As a member of the Mars Exploration Rover team, Dr. Bell serves as the lead scientist in charge of the Panoramic camera (Pancam) color stereoscopic imaging system on the Spirit and Opportunity rovers. Bell is also a member of the camera team for the Curiosity rover, which is NASA's next Mars mission scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral next week on November 25. He is also a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona and an adjunct professor in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

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Spooktacular Science Extravaganza

A fun, safe place to trick or treat for the whole family
Sunday, October 30, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Orlando, FLOctober 21, 2011 - If you are looking for a safe environment for the little ones during the spookiest time of the year, look no further than the Orlando Science Center. Celebrate a family-friendly Halloween event at the Eighth Annual Spooktacular Science Extravaganza on Sunday, October 30. From 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., experience activities to captivate the entire family. Come dressed in your ghoulish (or cleverest) costume and roam the hallways in search of candy…and so much more!

Trick or treating will take place on every floor supported by themed activities. Keep an eye on the strange new creatures that emerge from the NatureWorks lagoon and watch out for the giant stilt walker towering over you. Get creative while decorating your own mask, enjoy face-painting or learn makeup tricks with fake scars and bruises or play a round of Bloody Bingo.  Channel your own mad scientist with demonstrations featuring liquid nitrogen and dry ice.

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