They had me at "Tesla Coil." The noisy electrical resonant transformer circuit invented by my favorite eccentric Serbian genius is just one of the special aspects planned for the Rochester Museum and Science Center's 100th anniversary celebration, "The Big Bang: The Ball That Starts it All." The event takes place at the museum (657 East Ave.) on Saturday, September 29, starting at 6 p.m. The party will include futuristic cocktails, molecular gastronomy dishes, virtual-reality experiences, and special guest, retired space shuttle commander colonel Pam Melroy, who served as pilot on two space shuttle missions and commanded one mission.
Dress is cocktail attire, but lab coats are welcome. Tickets for the event cost $200, and can be purchased online at rmsc.org or by contacting Courtney Cornell at 899-3260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.