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The Dark Universe Educator Guide is here!

by megan on Jan. 13th, 2014 No Comments

Did you know that in the instant after the Big Bang, the Universe expanded at least 1050 times in 10-24 seconds — or 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000,000 times in 0.000000000000000000000001 seconds!

Well, you’ll understand a bit more after reading this new Educator Guide for the Dark Universe Planetarium show, now playing daily in the Morrison Planetarium through October 9, 2014.

Pre-reserved seats are available for middle and high school classes in the 11:30am show, so book a field trip today to visit us this spring, or even over the summer!

Dark Universe Educator Guide

An exhilarating voyage through the known and unknown, Dark Universe plunges audiences into two of today’s biggest cosmic mysteries—dark matter and dark energy—and the scientific discoveries that led up to them.

Narrated by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, this immersive planetarium show features exquisite renderings of enigmatic cosmic phenomena, seminal scientific instruments, and spectacular scenes in deep space. Hurtle through Jupiter’s atmosphere, sail out to the far reaches of space, and be there for the birth of our own galaxy while exploring how our understanding of the Universe has evolved over time. Celebrate what we don’t yet know by confronting the invisible, 95% of the cosmos that scientists continue to grapple with, but which may in fact govern how the Universe behaves.

Browse through the Dark Universe Educator Guide to learn more.

Developed by the American Museum of Natural History (www.amnh.org), in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences and GOTO Inc.

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