Dec. 16, 2016: 'Earthquake' and 'Tilted Solstice'

by Michelle Saport  |   

As Alaska's largest planetarium, the UAA Planetarium & Visualization Theater is an immersive place to explore the world around us-from the smallest microbes to the most distant galaxies. See below to learn what's playing next at the UAA Planetarium. For more information, including how to become a planetarium member, please visit

Earthquake Friday, Dec. 16, 6:30 p.m. ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 220 Tickets / Preview

A sweeping geological journey, "Earthquake" explores the forces that transform the surface of our planet. After a stunning flight over the San Andreas Fault, audiences travel back in time to experience San Francisco's infamous 1906 earthquake. Data-driven visualizations illustrate Earth's story, revealing how subtle motions and sudden ruptures have shaped our planet over eons and how geological activity influences the course of human history. Finally, see how scientists and engineers help society prepare for a safer future.

Tilted Solstice Friday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m. ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 220 Tickets

Enjoy an all-live presentation on winter solstice and our tilted little world. This show will go over the history, mythology and astronomy behind the shortest day of the year. What it means for us on Earth? What it's like on other planets?

These are the last two scheduled UAA Planetarium & Visualization Theater shows for 2016. The spring 2017 schedule will be available by early January on the UAA Planetarium website and Facebook page.

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