Virtual Friday Starry Nights


May 22 Virtual Feature Show: Solar Superstorms

Daniel Observatory

Friday, May 22
6:00pm - Members-Only Event

This FREE members-only event is on a first come, first serve basis and requires you to reserve your space.

7:00pm - Public Event
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This event is on a first come, first serve basis and requires you to reserve your space. It is FREE for members and $5 per household for non-members

Join Roper Mountain for virtual Friday Starry Nights event from the comfort of your home.

When you join the Zoom event, our planetarium specialist will take you on a 15-20 minute star talk and Q&A session, followed by the feature film, "Solar Superstorms".

A fury is 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.

"Solar Superstorms" is a major new production that 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.

The show features one of the most intensive efforts ever made to visualize the inner workings of the sun, including a series of groundbreaking scientific visualizations computed on the giant new supercomputing initiative, Blue Waters, based at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois.

Brace yourself for the onslaught of the next… Solar Superstorm.

*** Please note this event is not located at Roper Mountain but is a virtual event.***

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May 29 Virtual Feature Show: Faster Than Light

Daniel Observatory

Friday, May 22
6:00pm - Members-Only Event

This FREE members-only event is on a first come, first serve basis and requires you to reserve your space.

7:00pm - Public Event
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This event is on a first come, first serve basis and requires you to reserve your space. It is FREE for members and $5 per household for non-members

Join Roper Mountain for virtual Friday Starry Nights event from the comfort of your home.

When you join the Zoom event, our planetarium specialist will take you on a 15-20 minute star talk and Q&A session, followed by the feature film, "Faster Than Light - The Dream of Interstellar Flight".

The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon… is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons. Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to 9 billion Sun-like stars with planets similar to Earth.

Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space?

“Faster Than Light: the Dream of Interstellar Flight” will dazzle audiences with virtual rides aboard spacecraft of the future. They are based on whole new technologies designed to achieve ultra-high speeds, using exotic next generation rocket fuels and breakthrough concepts in physics. How far can our technology take us?

*** Please note this event is not located at Roper Mountain but is a virtual event.***

Click here to purchase tickets online. Click here to purchase tickets online.



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