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Alfred University offering ‘Star Trek Live!’ journey for all to explore space-age technology
1/10/11

Alfred University will present STAR TREK LIVE!, a stage show which “combines cutting-edge special effects, unmatched audience interaction and an exploration of real space-age technology” on Friday, Jan. 28 in Holmes Auditorium in Harder Hall at 4 and 8 p.m.

The 4 p.m. presentation is sponsored by the Children’s Youth and Learning Initiative (CYLI), an educational outreach initiative connected with the ACCORD (Allegany County Community Opportunities and Rural Development) program.

CYLI will be extending invitations to its many after-school program partners as well as numerous local school science classes.

The 8 p.m. presentation will be open to both college students and the surrounding Alfred community. Admission is free on a first-come/first-seated with the exception of reserved seating for pre-arranged CYLI guests. Dressing up is encouraged but not required.

Alfred University will also host an exhibition of its science and technology offers outside of the theater from 5-8 p.m. for the departing early-show crowd and the arriving late-show crowd. Some highlights may include liquid nitrogen experiments, the incredible shrinking and inflating balloon, the spinning ping-pong balls, the floating superconductor, and various other cool science demonstrations.

Producers Mad Science Productions describes STAR TREK LIVE! as “an action-packed, interactive spectacle that is out of this world! Audience members join the newly formed Starfleet Academy only to be unexpectedly whisked into an exciting adventure steeped in the grand tradition of the Star Trek franchise. ”

Questions can be directed to Dan Napolitano, director of Student Activities at Alfred University at 607.871.2175 or Napolitano@alfred.edu.