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What started as a pun has turned into a holiday that is fast gaining momentum among fans of Star Wars. May the 4th (be with you) is marked by Star Wars fans all over the world as a day to get together with fellow fans, watch the entire series, play the card game or just enjoy some fun discussions. If you are a Star Wars fan, or have one in your life, and you are looking for a fun way to mark the day, here are some interesting things to do in Pittsburgh to further your love for all things Star Wars.

Phantom Of The Attic
2351 Noblestown Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 921-6229

Located near the South Hills, Phantom of the Attic is a comic book store carrying all forms of comic books and games that are sure to delight geek culture fans of all ages. Phantom of the Attic is also a great place to visit on Star Wars Day. There you can find the Star Wars living card game as well as numerous Star Wars comic books. If you enjoy board games, Phantom of the Attic also has the Star Wars X-Wing miniatures game. Pick it up and spend the rest of the evening playing a round with your best Star Wars friends.

Omnimax Theater
Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 237-3400

If you are fan of R2-D2 and C-3PO, celebrate Star Wars day by going to see “Robots” at the Carnegie Science Center Ominmax Theater. The film explores what it really takes to make a humanoid robot and discusses what is possible for the future of robots. Find out just how far scientists are from creating their own C-3PO, personality and all.

Amateur Astronomers Association Of Pittsburgh
1 Shelter 10 Road
Finleyville, PA 15332
(724) 348-6150

If you are a fan of Star Wars, chances are, you are probably also fascinated by observation and space exploration of distant stars and planets. Join the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh for one of their frequent star parties at the Mingo Observatory. The observatory is the perfect place for getting a good view of meteor showers, constellations and key stars and planets. A star party is planned for Friday night on May the 6th.

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Air Heritage Museum
35 Piper St.
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
(724) 843-2820

If X-Wing fighters are what you love about Star Wars, take a tour of the Air Heritage Museum at the Beaver County Airport. Find out the inspiration behind futuristic fighter craft by learning more about aviation’s past. Also find out more about the history of flight and what the museum is doing to preserve aviation history locally.

Space Place
Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 237-3400

In the Star Wars universe, characters are easily able to travel from planet to planet, but the reality of interplanetary travel is not so simple. Find out what it really takes to be an astronaut by experiencing the zero G climbing wall, micro G simulator and a full replica of a space station module. Young Star Wars lovers can also learn more about space careers and start learning skills for the future.

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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at