Premier Members' Event - Strange Science
6 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Explore centuries of otherworldly ideas, alien lifeforms, and unearthly travelogues through presentations and special displays of rarely seen objects from our History of Science vaults, and discover the eerier side of The Huntington. Highlights include:
Treasures on View from Deep Inside the Library
This night only, view special objects in the Library’s East Lobby and visit our Hall of Extraterrestrials.
See the new exhibition What Now: Collecting for the Library in the 21st Century in the West Hall.
Explore Dibner Hall of the History of Science
6:30–7:15 p.m. and 8–8:45 p.m. | “The Strange Science of Astronomy: Past and Present” | Rothenberg Hall
Explore astronomy's fantastical theories and fascinating discoveries, past and present, with a panel of astronomers, historians, and engineers, moderated by Peter Sachs Collopy, university archivist, Caltech. Speakers include:
- Tracy Drain, JPL Psyche mission deputy project systems engineer
- Eun-Joo Ahn, astrophysicist and graduate student in history, UCSB
- W. Patrick McCray, professor of history, UCSB
- John Mulchaey, Crawford H. Greenewalt Chair and Director of the Carnegie Observatories
7:15–8 p.m. and 8:30–9:15 p.m. | “Boarding Now: A Journey to Mars” | Haaga Hall
The Planetary Society's Mat Kaplan, host and producer of Planetary Radio, and JPL Chief Engineer Rob Manning compare fact and fantasy in mounting an expedition to the Red Planet.
7–7:45 p.m. and 8:15–9 p.m. | “Otherworldly Life: From Terra Incognita to the Extraterrestrial” | Munger Research Center Loggia
Highlighting extraordinary items from the Library’s collections, Joel Klein, The Huntington’s Molina Curator for the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences, explores the curious history of how humans have imagined otherworldly life in philosophy and fiction, from uncharted earthly lands to distant galaxies.
The team from NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration Program takes you on a tour through the galaxy to discover alien worlds and strange planets through interactive displays.
Look to the Skies
Meet the Planetary Society’s Southern California outreach volunteers and learn more about space science and exploration.
Before the Telescope
Meet 16th century astronomer Sophia Brahe (portrayed by Tanya Klowden) who contributed significantly to her famous brother’s research, and Elizabethan alchemist Dr. John Dee (Malcolm Scott) who will discuss his experiments.
Put on your moondance shoes and groove like Cassini on Dione as our DJ spins | Huntington Art Gallery South Terrace
Edward Sussman calls forth eerie music out of the air on his theremin.
- "Stardust Lounge" | wine, cosmic cocktails, bottled water | Garden Court
- "The Mother Ship" | beer, wine, cosmic cocktails, bottled water | Library Lawn
- "Supernova Lounge" | wine, cosmic cocktails, bottled water | Huntington Art Gallery Loggia
Gastro Garage – deconstructed classic sandwiches
India Jones – authentic Indian street food
Border Grill Modern Mexican cuisine
Kogi – Korean BBQ
Tokyo Doggie Style – Japanese fusion hot dogs and comfort food
Nut Stash – gourmet glazed nuts
Maw ‘N Paw Kettlekorn
The Pie Hole – traditional and innovative sweet pies
Milkyway Teahouse – boba, iced and hot teas
Age 21+ event. Ridesharing encouraged. Both Allen and Oxford Gates will be open. Please consume alcohol responsibly. Costumes may be worn, no weaponry please. Members: your Membership covers two adults, aged 21 and over at no charge (one must be a Member). Guest policy: Members may bring up to four additional guests with guest passes, or for $30 each advance purchase (submit payment with mail-in RSVP or pay by phone, 626-405-2124) $45 at the door. (Total six adults, including Members.) No refunds.
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-405-2124.