Community Planetarium Show : Catastrophic Astronomy

May 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn how a series of accidents led to the formation of our solar system. See how Mercury got burnt to its core, how a year on Venus is shorter than a day on Venus. See how a sideswiping collision between the Earth and another celestial body led to the creation of the moon. Find out how Mars lost its atmosphere and a rogue moon on Saturn led to the formation of its ring system. Why does Uranus Rotate sideways on its axis? Learn how to make a lunar landscape using common objects found in the kitchen. Help make a comet using dry ice. Use a computer simulation to see how collisions by meteors, comets and asteroids could affect the Earth. We will also salute highlights of manned space exploration during the month of May, including Faith 7, America’s last solo flight and the Apollo 10 mission, a dress rehearsal for Apollo 11. The show will conclude with a walk across the May sky.
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