New Planetarium Shows!

New Planetarium Shows!

September 17, 2018| Categories: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen, Museum News, Planetarium News

This fall we have a roster of brand new and exciting shows in our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium, in addition to experiences like Rosetta, Stars and Shadows, and The New Space Race. If you plan on doing some stargazing this fall, come enjoy What’s Up Tonight: Autumn Lights to learn about the myth and mystery in your evening sky, or follow the journey of a single photon from a star light-years away all the way to your optic nerve in Seeing! A Photon’s Journey Across Space, Time and Mind, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Presentations are $6 per person in our immersive, fulldome theatre. Read on for more information!

What’s Up Tonight: Autumn Lights

This autumn, join a world class presenter in our cutting edge planetarium theatre for a tour of your sky tonight. During this 25 minute, live presentation you can expect to be introduced to seasonal constellations, fly to and explore visible planets, and learn about the latest discoveries from space. Better yet, you’ll walk away with an in-depth knowledge of your autumn sky so that you can identify the wonders of the cosmos in your own backyard. (5+)

Seeing! A Photon’s Journey Across Space, Time and Mind

Follow the journey of a single photon as it is produced in a distant star, before travelling across the vast expanse of space to land on someone’s retina. This fulldome planetarium show explores some of the fascinating processes of the cosmos, from astrophysics to the biology of the eye and brain. The show is narrated by astronomer and science communicator, Neil deGrasse Tyson. (7+)

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