Lectures in the Dome

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The Cosmos in a Heartbeat by Dr. Shane Larson

Fri, Nov 9 | 7:30 pm

Dome Planetarium

A human lifetime is more than a hundred billion times shorter than the current age of the Universe. Whether you are a professional astronomer, or a casual backyard stargazer, you have only a few decades to drink it all in—to wonder how it works and how you got here.

The cosmos is full of strange happenings that we sometimes are lucky enough to witness because we happened to be paying attention to the stories the Universe is telling us. These tales are carried on bursts of light, showers of subatomic particles, and the faint whisperings of gravity, and every day that passes, we’re getting better at deciphering them.

In our lifetimes, we will only ever have a glimpse of the cosmos. But that glimpse is enough to transform our perceptions in dramatic ways and to answer the oldest questions we have about what the Universe is doing all around us.

Family friendly, all ages welcome!

Free to Members | $4 Public

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Space Family Night: NASA's New Robot on Mars!

Sat, Nov 24 | 6-7:30 pm

Dome Planetarium

Bring the family to the planetarium for this special space night devoted to NASA’s newest mission to the planets, InSight, a robot that lands on Mars on November 26. Learn about the history of Mars exploration, the other robots currently exploring the Red Planet, and how you can follow along with InSight’s mission and the 7 Minutes of Terror during its landing attempt. You can also snack, ask space questions to planetarium people, and take home Mars-related activities. Fun for everyone!

Free for Members (please reserve free seats) | $4 per person public | $10 per family (immediate family only)

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Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.