Planetarium: 'The Heart of the Sun' - March 8, 2013
by Michelle Saport |
Friday, March 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 220 "The Heart of the Sun," a full-dome digital presentation by John Weiley, shows us the sun as it has never been seen before. New space-based telescopes along with a new generation of terrestrial instruments, capture both the fine surface detail and the vast eruptions of the corona with unprecedented clarity and for the first time take us right inside a living star. "The Heart of the Sun" delivers new breathtaking, high-resolution motion pictures never before seen in a full-dome theater.
From the Neolithic sky watchers of Europe to the solar observatories and blood sacrifice of Mesoamerica to the sun gods of the Egyptians and Greeks and the dawning of Aristotelian science, "The Heart of the Sun" reveals how the development of our whole cosmology has been informed by our struggle with this oldest of mysteries.
"The Heart of the Sun" is one hour in length, featuring a 25-minute show followed by a live tour of the night sky and/or the solar system. Ticket reservations are available online only at UAATix.com. Remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the door on the day of the show. The planetarium will open for seating 30 minutes before the start of each show. You must be in the theater 10 minutes before the show starts. Reserved seats will be released after this time to stand-by customers. There is no entry after the show begins.
For more information or to learn how to become a UAA Planetarium member, please visit the planetarium website.