By Elise Ricard
Dark Universe is the latest full dome presentation at Morrison Planetarium. Nearly everything we know about the Universe has changed: Galaxies are held together by a substance we can’t see, and a force strong enough to counteract gravity is at work in the dark in-betweens. Explore two of today’s greatest cosmic mysteries—dark matter and dark energy—in this vast, data-fueled starscape of beauty and wonder.
Dark Universe runs daily from January 31st through October 9th.
Seating is limited. Show passes are required and distributed on a first-come/first-served basis at the cart near theater entrance. The show may not be appropriate for kids under 7, and children 3 and under are not permitted. School and youth groups are required to have an advance reservation in a school show in order to attend the Planetarium.
Dark matter detectors and experiments:
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More on Dark Universe
Programs and events
Timothy Ferris - The State of the Universe
Jacqueline Faherty - Going Rogue: Planets without Parent Stars in the Galaxy
Katherine Freese - The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter
Join us for a second, live show exploring how we use light to study the Universe
Learn More about topics covered in Ancient Light:
Ancient Light is the latest, non-full dome presentation by Morrison Planetarium. Part of the Academy’s Dark Universe themed programming, this live, 15-minute show explores how light has helped us to reveal mysteries of the formation of the Universe. We have included some links below to help you find additional information related to topics covered in the program.
Ancient Light runs every 45 minutes starting 10:40 am on most weekends, holidays and school breaks and daily at 12:40 from January 31st through May 11th in Hohfeld Hall.
No passes necessary, all ages welcome.
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