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Double Feature: Solar Quest + Sizing Up Space

Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am

25 minutes | Well suited for ages 6+

Solar Quest takes a close up look at our star the Sun. Since the Sun is the nearest example of a star and astronomers put a lot of effort into studying it because it helps us to understand all the other stars in the sky. This fulldome show explores what we know about our fascinating star, focusing on its magnetic activity such as sunspots and coronal mass ejections. These events can cause beautiful aurorae and also potentially be destructive to our astronauts and satellites.

Sizing Up Space explores the scale of the universe.  This show begins here on Earth, then travels into space to help audiences learn about distances in space and how we measure them.  On the way, audiences will visit the nearest star beyond our solar system, the stellar nursery known as the Orion nebula, and the stellar remnant known as the Ring Nebula. Finally, audiences will leave the Milky Way altogether and look back at our home galaxy before journeying even farther out into the universe.


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