Juggler and Acrobat Rhys Thomas Brings “Science Circus” To TASM May 14th and 15th

TULSA, Okla. – He’s charismatic, he’s witty, and he juggles knives while spinning a ball and riding a unicycle taller than himself, all in the name of science. Rhys Thomas is bringing his energetic “Science Circus” to the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium () for five performances on Friday May 14th and Saturday May 15th.

Teaching easy to understand lessons on principals such as gravity, inertia, and gyroscopic stability Thomas will use everything from nine bowls spinning on tall, thin sticks to pulling a tablecloth out from under a setting of glass plates and vases. Other amazing demonstrations using bowling balls, swords, and Chinese yoyos are utilized throughout his shows, along with a healthy dose of humor, to make his form of “edutainment” an exciting event for the entire family.

“Most kids who come to my shows have never considered things like force, rotation, and mass,” says Thomas. “But after they see how I rely on those principals to pull off circus tricks, they walk away with an understanding of how important these principals are. My goal is to provide an entertaining show that demonstrates how the basic concepts of science and physics make circus arts possible.”

Thomas is a former middle school teacher who has performed his unusual “Science Circus” show across America from St. Lawrence Island in Siberian Alaska to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He has appeared on worldwide television, and entertained countless audiences at science centers, schools, and corporate events on three continents.

Performances of “Science Circus” will be offered at 12pm and 2pm on Friday the 14th and 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30 pm on Saturday the 15th. The show is free with paid admission to .

honors and celebrates the Tulsa’s rich aviation heritage as well as its future in the aerospace industry. has 19,000 feet of exhibit space, flight simulator lab, hands-on educational displays, and a planetarium. The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium is a nonprofit and all donations are tax deductible. It is located on the north side of Tulsa International Airport at 3624 N. 74th E. Ave., Tulsa OK, 74115. For more information, call (918) 834-9900.

Updated 05-08-2010

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