Events for February 21, 2020
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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!
CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story
What did it take to get humans to the surface of the Moon? What challenges did the engineers, scientists, and astronauts who worked to achieve that goal face? From award winning fulldome producer NSC Creative comes their latest show, an immersive historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon.
Runtime: 25 minutes | View the trailer!
The Sun, Our Living Star
The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in this visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.
Runtime: 25 minutes View the Trailer!
Have you ever wondered how spacecraft navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Find out in EXPLORE, an odyssey to the planet Mars through the lens of humanity’s fascination with the stars — from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler.
Runtime: 27 minutes | View the trailer!
The Mommy Mingle: And Dads, Too!
It can be tough to find mom friends! Between diaper changes, nap schedules, and lack of sleep, who has the time or energy to make meaningful adult connections? At FCMoD, we want to make that just a little easier.
The Mommy Mingle: And Dads, Too is a great opportunity to meet other parents with little ones aged 0-3, connect, and learn from one another. Not only will there be “speed dating” for moms, but we’ll have set conversation times around some of the most common parenting topics, such as infant and toddler development. There will also be time to play with other parents and children!
This month we’re also welcoming dads to join the comradery! While speed dating is reserved for the moms, we encourage the dads to chat and mingle, too! Ticket includes entry into our current special exhibition, Game Changers.
Tickets: $10 general/ $5 for members (kids are free!)
Ticket includes one beer/wine drink ticket and snacks
All parents, guardians, and expecting parents welcome. Children 0 – 3 only.
Playground Ensemble – Live in the Dome
The Space Program
Space and Astronomy has fascinated humans for centuries, but one of the distinguishing characteristics of the 20th Century was humanity’s journey into that great unknown made possible by NASA’s Space Program and others like it across the globe. Our desire to know more about the universe and our place within it touches all aspects of our culture, from music, to movies, to pop-culture and beyond.
In this fully immersive concert program, The Playground Ensemble closely collaborates with uniquely trained video artists and audio engineers to explore how space exploration and discovery has influenced today’s contemporary classical composers. The program will include pieces by George Crumb and Annie Gosfield, as well as 3 new compositions by Conrad Kehn, Nathan Hall, and Monica Bolles.
You will hear sounds taken from satellites orbiting the planet, and actual astronomical data from NASA will be used to create audio spatialization.
Doors open at 7:30 pm, performance starts at 8:00 pm.
Cash bar will be available.
$12/$10 for members. Pre-registration is recommended. (more…)