Space Centre At Night
The Space Centre is exploring the science of science fiction all Autumn long! From September to December join us for special events, activities, guests and new exhibits, as we celebrate the best science fiction has to offer. Find our latest in upcoming programming below.
Sept 8 - Star Trek 50th Anniversary Celebration
THURSDAY, Sept 8 - 7:00pm
Geeks versus Nerds Vancouver is beaming up to the H.R. MacMillan Space Center to celebrate 50 Years of Star Trek. On September 8, 2016, they'll be asking (and answering) the age-old question: "Who is the Greatest Starship Captain?" James T. Kirk or Jean-Luc Picard?
Come support your favourite Star Trek Captain as two teams of comedians, Geeks supporting Kirk and Nerds supporting Picard, will debate who was the better captain.
After, we’ll revisit a classic documentary from 1999 that delves in the hilarious and devoted fan culture around Star Trek in Trekkies (1999). Admission includes both programs.. All ages welcome.
Sept 15 - Star Trek Double Bill
THURSDAY, SEPT 15
6:30PM - sTAR tREK ii: THE WRATH OF KHAN(1982)
9:00PM - sTAR tREK iv: tHE vOYAGE hOME (1986)
50 years ago, Star Trek first hit TV airwaves, but ratings were low, and after three short seasons the show was cancelled. Star Trek gained popularity through repeat airings in the 70’s and, after the success of Star Wars (1977), the door was open for Star Trek to make its return, this time on the big screen. The movie franchise with the original cast and characters lasted six movies, and tonight we’ll screen two of the best in the unique atmosphere of our Planetarium Star Theatre!
6:30pm Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
9:00pm Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
|Youth (12-18) | Senior (55+)||$10.00||$15.00|
|Child (under 5)||Free|
Members receive 50% off single movie rates.
Tickets available through eventbrite (processing fees apply), or in person or over the phone by calling 604.738.7827 ext 240
Sept 22 - Gentlemen Heckler's Present: The Final Frontier
THURSDAY, SEPT 22 - 7:00PM
The Gentlemen Hecklers are three comedians who provide hilarious live commentary for the best bad movies.
On September 22nd they come to the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre to present "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier"! The year is 1989 and the Star Trek franchise hands the directorial keys over to William Shatner, and the results are well, nearly disastrous. The Gentlemen Hecklers will guide us through the film with comedic ease in what Rotten Tomatoes calls the film "Filled with dull action sequences and an underdeveloped storyline, this fifth Trek movie is probably the worst of the series." Yikes, if you're celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek you're going to need the Gentlemen Hecklers to help you get through Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Beer and wine will be available for purchase while you hang out on our beautiful star deck and Hubble gallery.
This is a 19+ event.
Oct 13 - Cosmic Nights: Science of Science Fiction
Thursday, OCT 13 - 6:30pm-10:30
Cosmic Nights is back at the Space Centre. Discover the wonders of the universe - over drinks! Join us Thursday, October 13th for Cosmic Nights: Science of Science Fiction, a party for the geek in all of us!
Explore the Space Centre after hours and experience a planetarium show about Alien World's and lecture about Juno's mission to Jupiter, and Europa. This is a 19+ event.
Doors: 6:30pm. Arrive early to enjoy all the night has to offer.
6:30pm - 10:00pm Drinks | Music | Games | Demonstrations I Lecture I Planetarium
7:30pm or 9:00pm Live Alien Worlds Planetarium Show
Reserve your seat for either the 7:30 pm or 9:00 pm showing
8:00pm and 9:00pm: Science Fiction Lecutre
Dr. Jaymie Mathews - UBC
See both the planetarium and the lecture, or simply wander around our gallery with a drink and play some games!
19+ Photo ID will be required upon entry
Photo Credit: Lindsay Elliott
Tickets available through Eventbrite, in person or by calling 604.738.7827 ext 240