Fireworks shot to the heavens and burst into vibrant colors to the rhythm of science fiction music Friday night.
NMMSH Division Director
"It was kind of a tribute to the world of science fiction," Orwoll said. "You heard (the theme songs from) "Dr. Who," "Star Trek," "Star Wars," "Galaxy Quest," "
Orwoll said the staff chose the science fiction theme because the
"We did the theme specifically because two of the inductees to the
Orwoll said he thought this year's firework extravaganza was successful.
"I loved it, the timing on everything was perfect," he said. "There was a little glitch on the end and we are still waiting to hear what happened there. But in any case everything other than that was perfect. Everybody who came up to me afterwards said that they had a good time."
Orwoll said the event is a very significant part of the year for the museum.
During the extravaganza event Orwoll announced updates and changes that are scheduled for the museum in the near future.
He said that the museum is updating the
Orwoll said the theater will be getting new walls and lights.
"The old decrepit
Orwoll added that the museum is planning to get new exhibits.
He said the museum will be getting a Smithsonian exhibit called "Earth from Space" and a new solar system exhibit.
Orwoll said lately the NMMSH staff has been very focused making the museum a more modern facility for the community to enjoy.
"For anyone who has been paying attention there's been a lot of changes up here," he said. "It was really outdated not just for a museum but for something about space."
Orwoll said he chose to announce the changes coming to NMMSH during the extravaganza event as a way to get people excited about what's in store for the museum. He also said it was a way to show local partners of the museum thank you for all their assistance with NMMSH efforts.
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