As Alaska’s largest planetarium, the UAA Planetarium & Visualization Theater is an immersive place to explore the world around us—from the smallest microbes to the most distant galaxies. See below to learn what’s playing Friday, Oct. 13 at the UAA Planetarium.For more information, including how to become a planetarium member, please visit uaa.alaska.edu/planetarium. Tickets to all fall 2017 planetarium shows are on sale now at UAATix.com.
Chasing the Ghost Particle with UAA Physicist Katherine RawlinsFriday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m.ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 220Tickets / Preview
Deep in the ice at the heart of Antarctica, IceCube, the biggest and strangest detector in the world waits for mysterious messengers from the cosmos. Scientists are using tiny and elusive particles called neutrinos to explore the most extreme places in the universe. These ghostly neutrinos give us an exclusive way to study powerful cosmic engines like exploding stars and black holes.
In this 30-minute show, stunning simulations of the most energetic places in our universe, and in the galaxies around us, are the prelude to a thrilling journey inside IceCube, looking for traces of neutrino collisions in the ice. From one of the most remote locations on Earth to the unexplored regions of the cosmos, “Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe” will take you on a journey you won’t forget.
Phantom of the Universe with UAA Planetarium Manager Omega SmithFriday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m.ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 220 Tickets / Preview
Phantom of the Universe is a new planetarium show that showcases an exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider.
The show reveals the first hints of its existence through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the scientist who coined the term “dark matter.” It describes the astral choreography witnessed by …