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Rare Opportunity: NASA Offers Live Video Chat to Anchorage Museum Visitors


What: Stormtroopers and Spacesuits, a live video conference with NASA

When: Noon Friday, March 12

Where: Anchorage Museum, 625 C St.

How much: Included with admission

NASA's Space Center Houston delivers a live, interactive video conference comparing an astronaut suit with a "Star Wars" stormtrooper suit. Audience members may ask questions and get answers in real time as NASA educators explain the high-tech features of these suits and why they are necessary. This event complements the exhibit "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination," which is on view until April 25 at the Anchorage Museum.

The Anchorage Museum is the largest museum in Alaska, and one of the top 10 most visited attractions in the state. The museum's mission is to share and connect Alaska with the world through art, history and science.

Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday. The museum is also open until 9 p.m. Fridays during the "Star Wars" exhibit. General admission is $10, $8 seniors/students/military, free for ages 17 and younger. Coming May 22: The Imaginarium Discovery Center and the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center. Learn more online at www.anchoragemuseum.org.

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