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Science Museum of Virginia’s perennial favorite Science After Dark: GLOW returns for its sixth year on Friday, Oct. 18.

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The Science Museum of Virginia’s October Science After Dark always gets glowing reviews. Not only is it packed with fun hands-on science activities, but everything in the building is also illuminated, shining and radiating.

The Museum’s perennial favorite Science After Dark: GLOW returns for its sixth year on Friday, Oct. 18. The entire Dewey Gottwald Center will be filled with 10 different activity stations, including glow-in-the dark art, face painting, fluorescent satellite making, UV fog bubbles and straw rocket building. Guests can also make a LED item in The Forge, sample a glowing concoction from the Boost! kitchen and watch GLOW dancers and fire spinners perform throughout the evening. Plus, Museum educators will en-LIGHT-en guests about the science of glow with demos in the Barbara Thalhimer Theater at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.

In addition to the activities, there will be two live planetarium shows in the Dome at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Museum astronomers will take guests on an adventure through the cosmos to learn more about glowing celestial objects. At 8 p.m., the Museum will show “The Nightmare Before Christmas” on the Dome’s 76-foot screen.

The Museum’s three floors of exhibits and labs will be open during the event, including the new touring exhibition “Bionic Me,” an interactive experience showcasing ingenious medical, industrial and technological breakthroughs that have helped humans overcome challenges and enhance their lives.

Weather permitting, the Richmond Astronomical Society will be on the front lawn with telescopes letting guests stargaze after the sun goes down.

When:
Friday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Who:
Guests of all ages are invited to attend. The feature film at 8 p.m. is rated PG.

How:
Science After Dark admission is $10 online prior to the day of the event. Tickets purchased on the day of the event are $15.50 for adults; $13.50 for youth (ages 6 – 12) and seniors (ages 60 and older) and $10 for preschool-aged children (ages 3 – 5). Science After Dark admission is free for Museum members, children under 2, educators, military and college students with a valid ID.

Admission includes exhibits and event programming. Guests can add the feature film in the Dome for $5; members may use a Dome pass if they wish. Dome feature film tickets are available for purchase only at Guest Services the night of the event.

Where:
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220

Food and drinks, including craft beer, are available for purchase during Science After Dark in The Periodic Table café.

 

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Suspects Sought in North Laurel Street Robbery

On Saturday, March 28, two victims reported the suspects approached them from behind in the 200 block of North Laurel Street, grabbed them and demanded money.

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Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the individuals in the attached photos, who are suspects in a robbery that occurred last weekend.

On Saturday, March 28, two victims reported the suspects approached them from behind in the 200 block of North Laurel Street, grabbed them and demanded money.

The female victim broke free, but dropped her iPhone XS Max along with her wallet. The male victim stated the suspects held him and told him to give up the money. The male victim gave the suspects $150 cash before they fled on foot toward the 700 block of West Grace Street.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call Fourth Precinct Detective C. Berlack at (804) 646-4636 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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PHOTOS: Neighbors in the Fan socialize at a safe distance during weekly ‘#PorchSolidarity Parties’

Neighbors in the Fan have found a creative way to socialize during this time of social distancing, and do it from the comfort – and safe distance – of their own porches. Reader Rachel Scott Everett and her husband Brian Gibson organize regular porch gatherings to catch up with neighbors over drinks, music, and conversation.

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Neighbors in the Fan have found a creative way to socialize during this time of social distancing, and do it from the comfort – and safe distance – of their own porches. Reader Rachel Scott Everett and her husband Brian Gibson organize regular porch gatherings to catch up with neighbors over drinks, music, and conversation.

“While the photos may appear fun and carefree, all of us are currently facing different challenges regarding health, family, loss of work, financial strain, etc.,” Rachel said in an email to RVAHub. “This time offers everyone an hour to come out on their respective porches (or stoop or front yard) and (re)connect in solidarity – possibly with neighbors they may not have seen or met before.”

She says it’s an easy and fun way to “keep our spirits up.”

We hope these photos brighten your day as much as they did ours.

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Suspects Sought in Fan District Graffiti Vandalism

At around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, security video shows three unknown males walking in an alley near North Allen Avenue and West Grace Street. Video captures one suspect vandalizing a trash can with graffiti.

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Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspects in the attached photos and video who are suspected of vandalizing property with graffiti in the Fan District.

At around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, security video shows three unknown males walking in an alley near North Allen Avenue and West Grace Street. Video captures one suspect vandalizing a trash can with graffiti.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Third Precinct Det. H. Wortham by email at[email protected]comor by phone at (804) 646-1940 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com

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