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Do you remember where you were and what you were doing in 1995? Television was dominated by ER, Seinfeld, and Friends. Die Hard with a Vengeance and the original Toy Story were the top movies, and TLC and Coolio had the most popular songs. But perhaps one of the biggest events that year was the release of a product that ushered computing into the world we know today: Windows 95.

From the licensing of the Rolling Stones’ Start Me Up to lighting up the Empire State Building, the operating system was marketed in an unprecedented way and sold millions of copies in its first few weeks. Odds are it’s one of the first, if not the first, operating system most of us used. The weekend of Aug. 24, the Living Computers Museum + Labs is celebrating the release of the software with Windows 95 Weekend. All kinds of Windows 95 memorabilia with be on display for the event.

— We all know that most stars eventually explode, but what happens to the surrounding stars? That’s the topic of this month’s Astronomy on Tap. In Star Today, Gone Tomorrow, two University of Washington scientists will talk about what leads up to a supernova and how it affects its neighbors on Aug. 28 at Peddler Brewing.

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