Double Feature: Solar Superstorms & Black Holes

Join us for our family-friendly Double Features where we combine our favorite fulldome shows.

Solar Superstorms - Narrated by Benedict CumberbatchSolar Superstorms takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun's rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system, coronal mass ejections. Audiences will witness a fury building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas. What's driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth? Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star. 

Black Holes - Narrated by Liam Neeson, black holes are among the most mysterious and exotic objects in the Universe. These dark beasts are one of a few phenomenon out in the cosmos where the known laws of physics and general relativity break down. Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity explores the power and grace of these cosmic beasts.

CU's own Dr. Andrew Hamilton was the science advisor for the program. "Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity is for me the culmination of a dream many years in the making," said Hamilton. "The show marries science and art in a new way that compromises neither. In particular, the show breaks new ground in visualizing accurately what Einstein's equations predict about what really happens inside black holes. What actually happens looks nothing like, but is at least as fantastic as, any Hollywood rendering."

Sunday, April 7 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fiske Planetarium and Science Center
2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, CO 80309

Event Type

Film

Interests

Science & Technology, Fun & Entertainment, Space

Audience

Students, General Public, Parents/Families, Staff, Children

College, School & Unit

Arts & Sciences

Website

https://www.colorado.edu/fiske/showti...

Cost

$12 for Adults, $8 for Students/Youth/Military/Seniors

Hashtag

#fiskeplanetarium

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