TELUS Spark Adult’s Only Night

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension – a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.

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*laughs maniacally*

Wait. Wrong script. Where did I put my write up for… ah there it is. Okay.

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Yup there we go.

Greetings to all you lovely ladies and gents. I hope you didn’t miss me too much as I was quite busy studying for my finals and finishing up some papers. But worry not for I am here to bring to you our coverage of TELUS Spark’s Adults Only Night. Once every second Thursday of the month, TELUS Spark hosts this event where adults could explore the exhibit galleries to the backdrop of bumping beats and beer. It is quite a lovely way to let your nerd flag fly, surrounded with kindred souls who are out to learn about the wonders of science. Of course keep in mind that the difference between science and screwing around is writing it down.

And speaking of screwing aro… I mean science, the University of Calgary Solar Car Team was also present at this marvellous event. Look at their smiling faces here.

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“Don’t move. It’s vision is based on movement.”

Yes the team was invited as part of an exhibition concerning the Cars of the Future. And we had quite a lot of people visit our booth, either out of curiosity seeing a car shaped like an Air Jordan or because we had a plethora of spare parts we had laid out they want to be all handsy-feely with. Regardless our team members were more than happy to oblige in answering questions, explaining the history of the team and our cars. Some of the guests got to sit inside and explore the interior of the Schulich Delta while my team mates gave their used cars salesman pitch on all the amenities and features the car had.DSC_0007

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And whenever the crowd that surrounded our car dwindled down, we also took the opportunity to explore the amazing exhibits in the science centre. In it you can find exhibits about experiments designed to trick your brain, presentations about meteorology and astrology, and there are also areas with displays that allow the guest to indulge in the artistic genius within them.DSC_0047 DSC_0098DSC_0070 DSC_0071DSC_0090 DSC_0105 They even have an advice booth where you could share your troubles with E.T. himself. I guess he had to get a job once he was kicked out of his home. Life sure is tough, eh bud?

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“E.T. phone home… do laundry.”

Overall, the event was quite a blast and I enjoyed it immensely. It was a welcome reprieve from the drudgery of writing papers and studying for final exams. I hope you beautiful ladies and gents enjoyed this write up as well. Until next time.

-Gabriel Gana, Communications Team Member and running out of material to steal for blog posts

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