Episode 15 – Be My Guest: Star Wars

June 26, 2009 15:46 by andi

Be my guest as we gatecrash another special exhibition event, this time at Scienceworks. A long, long time ago (in 2005) in a Museum of Science far, far away (in Boston) some exhibition people got together with a crowd from LucasFilm Ltd and joined forces to create an exhibition called Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination. It’s designed to ignite interest in science and technology and interestingly one of the scientists interviewed in the exhibition mentions that Star Wars inspired her to study robotics!

May the fourth is international Star Wars Day, but every day is Star Wars Day at Scienceworks for the next 5 months while this travelling exhibition is in Melbourne. So go forth with the force that is science and imagination.

Electrostatically yours, Dr Andi

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star-wars.jpg C-3PO is enjoying being adjusted for display. Photo: David Collopy | Storm troopers and clone trooper welcoming patrons to the preview night Source: David Loram D.D.L. Photographics Pty Ltd. | Nick Crotty with an R2D2 version of Mr Potato head and Robbie a robot who features in the Scienceworks collection store tour. Source: Dr Andi


Show notes

Museum Victoria Resources

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination
From MV news http://museumvictoria.com.au/about/mv-news/2009/may-the-4th-be-with-you/

More information

Star Wars Australian fan club  http://www.starwalking.net/about.shtml 
The Exhibition as featured on ABC TV show Collectors http://www.abc.net.au/tv/collectors/segments/s2515991.htm


Nick Crotty – Collection manager, History and Technology, Scienceworks
Daniel Avano – Programs Co-ordinator, Scienceworks
Han Solo, Darth Vader and C3PO – Lucasfilm Ltd
Kerrie Dougherty – Curator Space and Technology, Powerhouse Museum
Genevieve Fahey – Manager Scienceworks
Daniel Robertson – Programs Officer, Scienceworks
Patrons and fans at the special preview night


Dr Andi Horvath – Senior Curator Science Communication, Museum Victoria
Arch Cuthbertson – Podcast Recording Services
Sally Lowenstein –  Assistant researcher


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