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Public Show Schedule
July Films and Show Times
July 1st. Then 6th - 31st
August Films and Show Times
August 3rd - 31st
SEEING! - A Photon’s Journey Across Space, Time & Mind
Stunning 360° visuals of landscapes, skyscapes, wildlife, humanity and space are used to tell the story of light, sight and vision. We begin with a photon’s creation inside a distant star and follow its immense journey across the galaxy into the eye of a young stargazer. As the photon enters, we learn about the structures of the eye, their functions and we ride along the optic nerve. The photon's energy is converted into electrochemical impulses that travel the neurochemical pathways of our brain, resulting in an image in our mind. Also addressed are the ways technology enables us to restore vision and prevent various diseases that affect sight.
Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
On the occasion of the International Year of Light, ZEISS has produced a fulldome teaser that takes planetarium visitors on a trip to the varied facets of light. Light affects our lives in much more ways than we are aware of. The short film approaches the phenomenon in a way that is both fascinating and informative. It will appeal to young and old, experts and the lay public, and to people all over the globe.
A spellbinding 360° short film about the Northern Lights, describing the cultural significance of the aurora and the science behind this beautiful phenomenon. With quotes from journals of past Arctic explorers and the words of indigenous people, we discover how humans living beneath these undulating lights are inspired by what they see. The two narrators of the film are Athabascan Alaska natives. Including extensive time-lapse imagery that will delight planetarium audiences, the film also briefly describes the challenges of filming aurorae.
IBEX: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System
An omni-dome (full dome) presentation about the IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) probe. Launched in 2008, the IBEX craft collects energized neutral particles emitted from the heliosphere: the "bubble" enclosing the solar system. These collections enable the IBEX probe to construct an image of the membrane surrounding us. The same membrane that protects the solar system from harmful galactic particles. How does the IBEX probe work? How does it communicate with Earth? Join us for this fascinating full-dome show about the IBEX probe and its bold mission to explore the solar system's final frontier.
Explore the sun in all its glory in this fulldome show. Sunstruck takes us on a journey to discover the wonders of our magnificent sun and investigate how our star has supported life on Earth for millennia. This program includes information on the structure of our sun, the source of its energy, and how solar activity impacts our world.