Worlds of Star Trek and Star Wars highlighted at USU museum event Saturday

For those who get excited every time the Verizon commercial sporting R2D2 comes on TV, this week’s Saturdays at the Museum is a perfect fit. Guests of all ages are welcome to attend “Sci-Fi: The Final Frontier,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Utah State University Museum of Anthropology. The event focuses on the worlds of Star Wars and Star Trek. Star Wars and Star Trek costumes are encouraged. Winners of the contest at 1 p.m. will receive Aggie Ice Cream. Participants will learn how these science fiction worlds have affected current culture and technology. Activities include making Admiral Ackbar hand puppets, and guests can learn their Klingon name. At noon Saturday, guests will view a documentary of Star Wars’ technology called “Star Wars Tech, and at 2 p.m. guests will view “Modern Marvels: Star Trek Tech.” Museum visitors will also have a chance to watch “Star Wars Tech,” a documentary on the technology of “Star Wars” to be shown at noon and at 2 p.m. participants can watch “Modern Marvels: Star Trek Tech.” A costume contest will be at 1 p.m. for both “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” costumes, with the winners receiving Aggie Ice Cream. The museum is located in Old Main, Room 252, on the Utah State University campus. Museum admission is free and free parking for Saturday activities is available in a lot south of Old Main. For more information about this event, or to find out when the museum is open throughout the week, call museum staff at 797-7545 or visit the

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