The final stop of the "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination" traveling exhibit opens on Oct. 19 at the Tech Museum in San Jose, Calif., and goes through Feb. 23, 2014. The exhibit features the futuristic technologies depicted in the “Star Wars” movies as well as the real science behind them and current research into making some of these possible.
“Star Wars” has inspired millions of people worldwide and continues to do so to this day. “Star Wars” fans who are also costumers will be able to view authentic costumes and props not only to enjoy seeing but also to use as reference for their costumes.
Authentic costumes include those of Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan, Darth Vader (his helmet from “Revenge of the Sith”) and the Stormtroopers. Props include lightsabers belonging to Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Maul and Count Dooku.
The museum will also be hosting special events of interest to costumers during the run of the exhibit. There will be lectures with speakers from Lucasfilm and International Light & Magic discussing topics such as the “Star Wars” phenomenon, models, droids and women in “Star Wars.” “Jedi Nights” on Oct. 31 and Jan. 17, 2014, are two evenings when guests can come in their “Star Wars” costumes and tinker with “Jedi Tech,” train for the “Jedi Academy,” recreate scenes from the movies and have their photos taken with Jedi Knights, Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion (Stormtroopers) and R2-D2s by the R2-D2 Builders.
For ticket information, go to: http://www.thetech.org/plan-your-visit/special-exhibitions/STAR-WARS#Pricing.
Copyright 2013, Jean Martin.
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