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Orlando Science Center: Salute to pi, start of 'Corrosion', end of 'Star Wars' with Ashley Eckstein

It's a tripleheader of news related to the Orlando Science Center:

+ Thursday is Pi Day -- the whole 3.14 meets 3/14 thing, you know. The science center will mark the occasion with a pie walk (a variation on a cake walk); "crafty corner," devoted to circle art; and a session called "Messy Afternoon," which involves shaving-cream pies and the pi symbol.

+ Saturday marks the opening of "Corrosion: The Silent Menace," aimed at middle- and high-school students.  The exhibit, developed by OSC and the U.S. Department of Defense, illustrates how corrosion happens naturally, using computer simulations and other interactive activities. It also pushes careers in corrosion prevention. The exhibit is expected to be in place for about a year.

+ Next Saturday, March 23, Ashley Eckstein, who grew up in Central Florida, will make a guest appearance tied to current exhibit "Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination." Eckstein gives voice to Ahsoka Tano in the animated TV series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," and she established Her Universe, a company that makes merchandise for female science-fiction fans.  She'll be available for photo ops and other interactions throughout the day.  "Where Science Meets Imagination" remains at the science center through April 7.

For more information, go to www.OSC.org.

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