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At our last After Dark in our current home, the theme was Mars! On display the museum has a full-scale model of the Mars rover Curiosity, which arrived on the red planet Sunday, August 5. At After Dark, we had Martians, robots, and extraterrestrials in the crowd! There were Martian themed lectures, a live webcast, and activities like the Egg Drop, where visitors practiced landing a homemade Rover safely onto the ground. Red skies at night offer fun and delight. Discover the Tibetan Buddhist view of the mind with Geshe Lhakdor. He discusses how awareness and sensory information (sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch) are perceived through different forms of consciousness, and how Buddhist practitioners investigate their inner mental experiences to better understand their experience of the world around them. In this special lecture given at After Dark, Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas relates scientific studies of contemplative practices. Dr. Simon-Thomas is Science Director for the Greater Goods Science Center at UC Berkeley. Her current research examines the conceptual nature, experiential properties, and biological underpinnings of positive states like compassion, as well as the potential for cultivating these states and related acts of altruism. What happened to your stacks of wax? From handmade record players to DJs scratching new sounds, explore unique uses of an old-school material. This After Dark, we celebrated the allure of real rocks, paper, and scissors, and explored some surprising theories surrounding the game. Using the official rules of the World RPS Society, we hosted our own Rock Paper Scissors tournament. This After Dark, the Exploratorium hit repeat on favorite memories. Guests explored the fascinating worlds of reminiscence and repetition—and then backwards skated through their own nostalgia on our temporary roller rink. On August 4, 2011 After Dark Blue delved into the color of cool with explorations of indigo, underwater vision, color photography, and blues performances by Lady Bianca, Bobbie Webb, and Fillmore Slim. An homage to the color of passion and pageantry, Red featured special presentations, classic exhibits, and fiery performances by San Francisco’s Theatre Flamenco. This magical piece integrates live performance and projected animation. As artist Miwa Matreyek moves behind the screen, her shadow becomes the protagonist in a fantastical world of her own creation. Join us for an exploration of new frontiers in film—where cinematic artworks range beyond the screen to encompass unique combinations of animation, objects, and live performance.