Wielding a palm of fire like a warlock or simulating zero gravity via VR, the Great Lakes Science Center’s recent Aug. 20 fundraiser was out of this world.
“We were trying to get away from the typical sit everyone down for a few hours, with an auction,” says Great Lakes Science Center President and CEO Dr. Kirsten Ellenbogen.
For that, mission accomplished.
But beyond the methane, soap and water mixture that made fire-holding possible and Omniverse Media’s virtual SPACEWALK outside the International Space Station narrated by Terry Virts and Matthew Gast (the event was the simulation’s first, large-scale public testing), there is a bigger picture at work.
The event was as much a time to support the next 25 years as it was to celebrate the previous.