A disturbance in The Force is coming

January 3, 2020
By Marcy Shortuse

To the Editor:
There has been a disturbance in the Force and the IMAG is tasked with bringing back balance. The IMAG History & Science Center is hosting a Star-Wars themed evening of exploration, activities, dining, and fun, at which both Sith and Jedi will train you in the same location under a temporary peace treaty!
On Saturday, Jan. 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., join the IMAG Intergalactic Training Team for a family-friendly evening of dining at Mos Eisly Cantina, assisting the Mandalorian with finding the Child, building light sabers and training on Endor with Darth Vadar and Obi-Wan Kenobi. During the evening, you, your family, and friends will be able to shop and barter on Jakku with Rey and Finn; build and race droids on Tatooine with Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, R2-D2, and BB-8; and learn how to use the Force with Yoda and Darth Maul on Dagobah. In addition, you will enjoy pilot training in our flight simulators at our Star Wars Launch Bay with Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Poe Damaron; explore the planets and moons of the Star Wars’ universe with Princess Leia; and learn how to use Nitrogen Carbonite with our Resident Jedi Master.
Now is the time for you, your family, and friends to join the Rebel Alliance, the Resistance, the Imperial Army, or the First Order. It is time for you to choose your path to the Light or the Dark Side.
The IMAG is located on planet Earth at 2000 Cranford Avenue, Fort Myers, FL, 33916. IMAG members are $30 and non-members are $40. For more information and to register, please visit the IMAG website at theIMAG.org or call (239) 243-0043. Darth Vadar has warned us that he finds a lack of registration disturbing…
The IMAG History & Science Center is a family-friendly destination featuring interactive exhibits, activities, aquariums, and history displays for all ages including a 3D theater and virtual reality experience. The IMAG features many attractions including Science on a Sphere, an interactive exhibit that illustrates the sciences of our earth; Google Earth Wall that allows people to virtually climb the world’s tallest mountains, dive into the deepest canyons, visit exciting cities, learn about exotic animals, and more; and Shaping SWFL Watersheds, an interactive, augmented reality sandbox generating live topographical maps and fluid dynamics in real time.  Bringing the IMAG mission to life, we use the lenses of history and science to help people explore and understand the rich culture and habitat of Southwest Florida through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM education) as well as history, humanities, and the arts. A visit to the IMAG History & Science Center nurtures intellectual curiosity and innovation, discovery and fun, which is why we say: “Discover Your Fun … at the IMAG!”
Richard Smith
Fort Myers