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Sci-Fi Weekend storms into Carnegie Science Center

Written by Sharon Eberson on .

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Carnegie Science Center will celebrate the long-standing intersection between real-world science and imagination during its Sci-Fi Weekend July 25-26. The event will feature Stormtroopers, green-screen photography and special effects make-up, the North Shore center said in a press release.

Visitors can meet a Stormtrooper, snap a photo in front of the green screen in any sci-fi setting, learn about space travel, build a UFO, and explore the science behind Jurassic Park. The live theater show "Frankenscience" will explore the science that inspired Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" (and perhaps Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein," above) through demonstrations in electricity and hair-raising, shocking experiments on the Van de Graaff generator.

Artists from Tom Savini's Special Make-Up Effects Program at the Douglas Education Center will demonstrate how Hollywood make-up can transform an ordinary human into an otherworldly creature.

In addition, the event will explore how human imagination and science fiction have inspired real-world inventions.

Sci-Fi Weekend activities run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are included with general admission.

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