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Long Now at Exploratorium After Dark

by Danielle Engelman on May 27th, 02010


Long Now has been invited to participate in the Exploratorium’s After Dark event on Thursday June 3 from 6pm to 10pm.

  • The Exploratorium has generously offered complimentary tickets to Long Now members, please see your email for details.
  • Tickets for the General Public are $15, a year’s After Dark pass $25, and admission is free if you are a member of the Exploratorium.

This monthly get-together is focused on the over 21 set and features special exhibitions, film screenings and lectures built around a new theme each month. Exploratorium builders, scientists, artists and special guests provide an evening’s worth of entertainment from unusual exhibits, hands on art and science experiments, musical and artistic performances and more all while you are encouraged to enjoy some cocktails and socialize!

We’ll be bringing the working circular pendulum, escapement and Clock dial; Long Now staff will be on hand to demonstrate and explain our prototype.

The theme for the After Dark event on June 3rd is Time:

From seasonal cycles and perceptions of “the present” to calculations of satellite orbits, time is so much a part of our lives that we often take it for granted. Tonight we examine time’s many faces through activities and presentations featuring honeybees, jump-shot photography, a performance by Gamelan Sari Raras, and a tour of Einstein’s breakthrough ideas on space-time by Dr. Thomas Humphrey.

Explore antique timepieces with clockmaker Dorian Claire and The Long Now Foundation’s 10,000 Year Clock project; physicist Ron Hipschman will be on hand to reveal the science of carbon dating and the astronomy behind our calendar year. Horologic artworks, exhibits, and films await, inviting new encounters with this age-old fascination.