Jackpot NightLife | May 1st, 6-10 pm

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Feeling lucky? Some of the greatest discoveries in science were products of pure chance. This week, test out your fortune and roll the dice as NightLife looks at the science and statistics of luck. Hear from the visual effects gurus at Tippett Studio, whose out-of-this-world visualizations are featured in the new FOX series COSMOS, taking viewers on a virtual tour of the Universe every week. Channel Las Vegas circa-1965 with the sultry sounds of DJ Tanoa, spinning Rat Pack-era tunes as you sip cocktails at a high rollers bar. Plus, raise the stakes with casino games, including poker, blackjack, roulette, and craps. In the East Pavilion, learn about key discoveries in science that altered the way we think about the world. Wrap your head around the Golden Ratio and other matters of physics with Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, chat about mysterious astronomical discoveries like the Big Bang, dark matter, and the search for life on other planets with the Academy’s Morrison Planetarium team, and get up to speed with the latest research on stem cells and vaccines with Stanford Postdocs. Come back down to Earth to learn about the evolutionary clues scientists have discovered by studying the Galapagos Islands, and what deep sea discoveries we’re only just beginning to uncover.21+ Event, ID required for entry.NOTE: The 4-story Rainforest exhibit closes at 7:45pm and planetarium passes are distributed to visitors on a first-come first-served basis. Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

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This week, channel Las Vegas circa-1965 at a pop-up casino with poker, blackjack, roulette, and craps while hearing the sultry sounds of DJ Tanoa spinning Rat Pack-era tunes. Plus, chat scientific jackpots with MSRI and the latest scientific breakthroughs with Stanford Postdocs. 21+
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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 18:00
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