Zacheis Planetarium latest fulldome movie shows on Saturday

(02-11-2013)

The Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium will be showing its latest new fulldome movie "DARK" on Saturday, Feb. 16. Produced by iVEC on the University of Western Australia campus, DARK is a fulldome movie that explains and explores the nature of dark matter, the missing 80 percent of the mass of the Universe.

The search for dark matter is the most pressing astrophysical problem of our time – the solution to which will help us understand why the Universe is as it is, where it came from, and how it has evolved over billions of years – the unimaginable depths of deep time, of which a human life is but a flickering instant. But in that instant, we can grasp its immensity and, through science, we can attempt to understand it.

DARK will be shown at 6:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. Each showing will be followed by a short star tour and then a quick sneak-peek at another new capability for Zacheis Planetarium, a trip to the Sistine Chapel. Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up outside so visitors can view the Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, double stars, and more.

Admission is free but tickets are required due to limited seating. Tickets for all showings will be available at the planetarium when the doors open at 6 p.m. For more information visit rjastalos@adams.edu.