Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the founder of the popular female sci-fi merchandise line, Her Universe, will be holding Q&A panels, autograph sessions and more at the Orlando Science Center on Saturday, March 23, 2013 as part of the final days of the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit.
Ashley Eckstein is no stranger to the Orlando area, being an Orlando Repertory Theater alumna, and former Walt Disney World cast member. Ashley will participate in panels at 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. followed immediately by meet-and-greet sessions which include autographs and photo ops. She will engage in another meet-and-greet session at 3 p.m. These activities are included with admission.
The Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit explores the fantasy technologies depicted in the Star Wars films, as well as the real science behind them, and the current research that may someday lead to real-life versions of the technologies seen in the film series. It is the first exhibition to display costumes and props from all six Star Wars films with real-world technologies. The exhibit includes extensive video interviews with filmmakers, scientists and engineers, and hands-on components, including two large Engineering Design Labs, where visitors can build and test their own speeders and robots.
In addition, guests can interact with members from the Makaze Squad of the 501st Legion, Florida Garrison from 1 to 5 p.m. The 501st Legion is an international fan-based organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate replica costumes of villains and other nefarious characters from the Star Wars universe.
The exhibit runs through Sunday, April 7, 2013 and admission is $27 for adults and $20 for youth (ages 3-11). Guests can also experience all four floors of exhibits, unlimited educational films, one Hollywood feature film and live presentations. For more information on the event and Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination, please call 407-514-2000 or visit www.osc.org.
Check out our segment on the Star Wars exhibit at the 15:58 point in the Jan. 17, 2013 episode of the Attractions show: