May 18, 2018: 'Two Small Pieces of Glass' and 'Awesome Light' play at UAA Planetarium
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 this Friday, May 18, at the UAA Planetarium.
For more information, including how to become a planetarium member, please visit uaa.alaska.edu/planetarium.
Two Small Pieces of Glass, presented by UAA Planetarium Manager Omega Smith Friday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 220 Tickets / Preview
Engaging and appealing to audiences of all ages, Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo's modifications to a child's spyglass-using two small pieces of glass-to the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.
While looking through the astronomer's telescope, the students, along with the planetarium audience, explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn's rings and spiral structure of galaxies. During their conversation with the astronomer, they also learn about the discoveries of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Hubble and many others.
Awesome Light, presented by UAA Planetarium Manager Omega Smith Friday, May 18, 8 p.m. ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 220 Tickets
Awesome Light, a full-dome show from the Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii, shows discoveries from the giant telescopes of Maunakea. With unique access to these telescopes, it showcases the latest discoveries from the major international observatories located in Hawaii. Learn about the "Big Mirrors" on the mountain. Voyage into Subaru, Gemini, Keck and Canada-France-Hawaii observatories to explore exo-planets, supernovae and stars orbiting around the black hole at the center of our galaxy.