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INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM TO HOST THE GEORGE LUCAS TALK SHOW WITH THE UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE ON NOVEMBER 13

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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum joins the Upright Citizens Brigade to host The George Lucas Talk Show featuring NASA’s Steve Howell and primatologist and comedian, Natalia Reagan on Wednesday, November 13 at the Intrepid Museum located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue). Doors open 7:00pm, program begins at 8:00pm.

The George Lucas Talk Show is hosted by comedian Connor Ratliff (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Chris Gethard Show) as George Lucas, creator of Star Wars and he is joined by sidekick Watto, played by Griffin Newman (Our Cartoon President, The Tick). This show’s special guests include NASA’s Steve Howell, Kepler exoplanet researcher and astrophysicist, and primatologist and comedian, Natalia Reagan. Together, they will explore the parallels between the Star Wars universe and the strikingly similar exoplanets discovered in our own Milky Way Galaxy. Yes…there is a Tatooine! Could it possibly be inhabited by Jawas?!

Wine and beer will be available for purchase. This event is open to adults ages 21 and over.

Tickets are required and space is limited. Tickets are $15.00 for general admission and $10.00 for Museum members. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

This event is part of Intrepid Presents, a curated program series weaving together science, the arts and history through unique performances and captivating, interactive experiences.

THE CAST:

Connor Ratliff is a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) and he can be seen at UCB Hell's Kitchen every Friday night performing with The Stepfathers and every Sunday night performing in UCB's longest-running show, ASSSSCAT 3000. TV credits include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Orange Is The New Black, The Chris Gethard Show, Search Party, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Broad City. He has a critically acclaimed new podcast called Dead Eyes, the first episode of which can be heard on Earwolf Presents.

Griffin Newman is human being based out of New York City specializing in handing out paperwork on camera. He also regularly performs stand-up comedy and hosts the podcast GRIFFIN AND DAVID PRESENT on the UCB Comedy network. He is a fan of the actor Vin Diesel.

SPECIAL GUESTS:

Dr. Steve B. Howell is currently the head of space science and astrobiology for the NASA Ames Research Center. He received his PhD in astrophysics from the University of Amsterdam and has worked in many aspects of astronomy including pioneering the use of charge-coupled devices in astronomy, building new technology instruments for ground and space-based telescopes, and university research, education and public outreach programs. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area and enjoys scientific challenges, the great outdoors, vegetarian gourmet cooking and playing blues music…and yes, he still considers Pluto a planet.

Natalia Reagan is an anthropologist, primatologist, comedian and writer. She received her MA in anthropology after studying the effects of deforestation on the Azuero spider monkey in rural Panama. She has published chapters in the International Encyclopedia of Primatology, ACS’s Hollywood Chemistry and Congreso de Antropología Panameña. She is known for combining humor and science to help spread science literacy to the general public. She most recently was a comedy writer and correspondent on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk.

DATE: Wednesday, November 13

TIME: 8:00pm; doors open at 7:00pm

LOCATION: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue)

Manhattan

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About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.

The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.

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Museum Hours:

April 1 – October 31:

Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

November 1 – March 31:

Monday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Museum Cost of Admission:

Adult: $33.00

Seniors (65+): $31.00

Child (5-12): $24.00

Children under 5: Free

*Retired and Active U.S. Military and U.S. Veterans: Free

Free admission for U.S. military and veterans generously provided by Bank of America.

*Proper ID required.

Tickets are available for purchase on the Intrepid Museum website, www.intrepidmuseum.org.

Location:

Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan

Public Transportation:

Directions by NYC Metro Bus:

Take cross-town buses west. M34 (34th St.), M42 (42nd St.) or M50 (49th St.) to 12th Ave. and Hudson River. Intrepid is a short walk north from the M34 and M42. The M50 drops off directly in front of the Intrepid Museum.

Directions by NYC Metro Subway:

Take the A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3 or 7 train to 42nd St., then walk or take the M42 West bus to Hudson River (12th Ave). Walk north to Intrepid.

Directions from water:

Take New York Water Taxi to Pier 84 and walk one block north to the Intrepid Museum. From New Jersey, take the New York Waterway to Midtown (38th St.) and walk north on 12th Avenue to the Museum.

About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.

The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.

Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Guerilla Science

Guerilla Science creates events and installations for festivals, museums, galleries and other cultural partners. They are committed to connecting people with science in new ways and producing live experiences that entertain, inspire, challenge and amaze. Based in London and New York, Guerilla Science works with a diverse set of clients including Glastonbury Festival, Burning Man, Kensington Palace and the Smithsonian. All of their projects involve collaborations with practicing scientists, who they work with to develop everything from games and workshops to dining events and theatre.

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