Events for April 19, 2019
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One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
Join Big Bird, Elmo and their friend, Hu Hu Zhu for a look at the stars. Take an imaginary trip to our Moon, learn how to find the Big Dipper and North Star, and see how we all share the same sky.
Runtime: 23 minutes | View the trailer!
Experience the Aurora
Over seven months in the Arctic Circle, our crews captured timelapse images of the Aurora Borealis with high resolution digital SLR cameras outfitted with fisheye lenses. The results are spectacular. For the first time the aurora has been captured as it was meant to be experienced, as a display that covers the entire sky. This immersive show shares the science behind the aurora and tells the story of our quest to find and photograph the aurora for wraparound display in full-dome theaters.
Runtime: 27 minutes | View the trailer!
SOLD OUT – FCMoD Collections Tour
Rain, rain, come discover something new today! Join us on Friday, April 19 join our curators on a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s collections. We’ll take a look at the world of artifacts and archives that lies beyond the gallery and share some fascinating stories too!
This program is free, however due to limited capacity we do require registration. Recommended for ages 12+
Dream to Fly
Since the beginning of history, people have dreamed of flying. Tales of mythical dragon flights thrilled ancient dreamers. Storytellers wove airy fantasies of magic carpet rides. Leonardo da Vinci stoked the dreams of flight with his fantastic drawings and through his eyes, we learned to look to nature for the secrets of flight. Dream To Fly is a poetic and touching story of aviation development through the ages. It presents the significant milestones on our route to conquering the skies – both in terms of technological breakthroughs, as well as our perceptions of flying itself.
Runtime: 35 minutes | View the trailer!
Life: A Cosmic Story
How did life on Earth begin? Find out on this journey through time. Witness key events since the Big Bang that set the stage for life. See the first stars ignite, galaxies coalesce and entire worlds take shape. On a young Earth, two scenarios for the dawn of life are presented – one near a turbulent, deep-sea, hydro-thermal vent, and the other in a primordial hot puddle on a volcanic island.
Runtime: 25 minutes | View the trailer!
NoiseStar: Frozen mind, burning heart – Live in the Dome
Join us in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater for a live concert experience with NoiseStar along with special guest, Laurel Lovecraft. Explore the dichotomy between the head and the heart and the dual nature of music as these artists bring together disparate concepts through original compositions. Soulful jazz piano, electronics, multimedia, and more combine in this one-of-a-kind immersive music performance.
Doors open at 6:30 pm, performance starts at 7:00 pm.
Cash bar will be available.
$10/$8 for members. Pre-registration is recommended.