Friday, Nov. 18, 7-8 p.m. with Michelle Krok
ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, 2nd Floor
Engaging and appealing to audiences of all ages, Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass-using two small pieces of glass-to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.
While looking through the astronomer’s telescope, the students, along with the planetarium audience, explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn’s rings and spiral structure of galaxies. During their conversation with the astronomer, they also learn about the discoveries of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Hubble and many others.
Two Small Pieces of Glass is a 25-minute show followed by a live 30-minute tour of the night sky and/or the solar system. Ticket reservations are available online only. Remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the door on the day of the show. The planetarium will open for seating 30 minutes before the start of each show. You must be in the theater 10 minutes before the show starts. Reserved seats will be released after this time to stand-by customers. There is no entry after the show begins.
For more information, or to learn how to become a UAA Planetarium member, please visit the UAA Planetarium website.