July 27, 2018: Watch the McNeil River bears and tour the universe 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, July 27, at the UAA Planetarium.

River of Bears Friday, July 27, 6:30 p.m. Tickets / Preview

River of Bears is about the legendary McNeil River Alaska State Game Sanctuary. During the summertime, it hosts the largest congregation of brown bears in the world. Bears come from hundreds of miles to the sanctuary to mate, raise cubs and dine on the abundant sedge grass and salmon. On a typical day in July, more than fifty bears can be seen at the McNeil River falls, feasting on salmon desperately swimming upstream to spawn. The show tells the remarkable story of these bears as they prepare for the coming harsh Alaska winter, and the visitors and scientists who come every summer to see them.

Scales of the Universe Friday, July 27, 8 p.m. Tickets

How big is the universe? Does it go on forever? What is the most distant object we can see? We'll answer all of these questions and more in a special all-live presentation. Starting from the Earth, we'll fly out of our solar system, beyond our galaxy the Milky Way and to the edge of the universe!


Save the date for these upcoming UAA Planetarium shows:

Tickets to all shows are on sale now at UAATix.com.

For more information, including how to become a planetarium member, please visit uaa.alaska.edu/planetarium.

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