March 30, 2018: Earth Night at the UAA Planetarium with Dr. Simon Kattenhorn and Dr. Travis Rector

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.

Earthquake, presented by UAA Geologist Dr. Simon Kattenhorn Friday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. 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.

Dynamic Earth, presented by UAA Astronomer Dr. Travis Rector Friday, March 30, 8 p.m. Tickets / Preview

Dynamic Earth is an immersive full-dome program exploring the inner workings of Earth's climate engine. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans and biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales and fly into roiling volcanoes. Brought to you by the creators of Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity.

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