2019 Festival Planetarium Shows

Submitted by dahlonegascience on Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:28

The UNG Planetarium has a great line up of free shows for this year's festival!  Make sure you get to the UNG Health & Sciences Building (room 234) for at least one show!

 

FRIDAY MARCH 1:

6 pm and 8 pm:  Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight

See a vision of the future technologies that may allow humanity to reach the stars and planets beyond our solar system.  We'll also look at the current night sky and explore exciting recent discoveries in astronomy!  We’ve added an early viewing this year for families with children. 

SATURDAY MARCH 2:

11:15 am:  Exploring Exoplanets: Another Giant Leap for Mankind

Almost 50 years ago on July 20, 1969 the first humans set foot on the Moon.  Today, the Moon is still the furthest our species has traveled, but not the furthest we've explored.  Join us to learn about the most distant planets discovered, planets outside our solar system:  Exoplanets!

12:30 pm:  Harry Potter Astronomy

Peer into the magical world of Harry Potter through the lens of science!  We'll explore how J.K. Rowling used constellations, star names, and astronomy to add depth to the characters and enchanting classes of Hogwarts.

1:45 pm:  Exploring Exoplanets: Another Giant Leap for Mankind

Almost 50 years ago on July 20, 1969 the first humans set foot on the Moon.  Today, the Moon is still the furthest our species has traveled, but not the furthest we've explored.  Join us to learn about the most distant planets discovered, planets outside our solar system:  Exoplanets!

3:00 pm:  Harry Potter Astronomy

Peer into the magical world of Harry Potter through the lens of science!  We'll explore how J.K. Rowling used constellations, star names, and astronomy to add depth to the characters and enchanting classes of Hogwarts.