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Dome Show of the Week: August 14-20

Showing daily at 2pm and 4pm during the week of August 14-20

22 minutes | Recommended for ages 9+

This planetarium show will take you on a journey to explore the ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves. Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational waves in 1916, and a century later, scientists detected these waves using incredibly precise laser technology here on Earth.  In honor of this long-anticipated detection, the scientists who created the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017.  Follow Lucia, a PhD student in physics, on an exploration of how gravitational waves are formed, how they move through the universe, and how scientists like her work to hear them.

Please note: all planetarium shows start on time and no late seating is permitted. Our show schedule is subject to change. We recommend checking our calendar before your visit for the most up-to-date schedule. Click here for planetarium admission prices and more info. 

More about Dome Show of the Week: Our Dome Show of the Week is a rotating selection of planetarium shows. This summer, the Dome Show of the Week is FREE for Eugene Science Center members! Come back each week to see them all.

2022 Dome Show Of The Week Lineup:

June 20-25: Skywatchers of Africa

June 26 – July 2: Seeing!

July 3-9: We Are Aliens

July 10-16: Out There – The Quest for Extrasolar Planets

July 17-23: Sunstruck

July 24-30: Habitat Earth

July 31 – August 6: Phantom of the Universe

August 7-13: Earth, Moon, & Sun

August 14-20: Einstein’s Gravity Playlist

August 21-27: Our Violent Planet

August 26 – September 3: Two Small Pieces of Glass

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