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Two Small Pieces of Glass – The Amazing Telescope

UWSP | Science Building 2001 Fourth Avenue, Stevens Point, WI

Two Small Pieces of Glass – The Amazing Telescope show follows two students as they interact with a female astronomer at a local star party. Along the way, the students learn the history of the telescope from Galileo's modifications to a child's spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of the...

The Sun – Our Living Star

UWSP | Science Building 2001 Fourth Avenue, Stevens Point, WI

The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet's powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. The...

Rising Star – A South African Astronomy Journey

UWSP | Science Building 2001 Fourth Avenue, Stevens Point, WI

Rising Star takes you on an astronomical journey from our beginnings through the development of astronomy research in South Africa and looks at what the future of astronomy holds for the country. In addition to introducing multi-wavelength and multi-messenger astronomy, it highlights the many remarkable facilities hosted in South Africa along with some of their...

The Dark Matter Mystery – Exploring a Cosmic Secret

UWSP | Science Building 2001 Fourth Avenue, Stevens Point, WI

What holds galaxies together? What are the building blocks of the universe? What makes the universe look the way it looks today? Researchers worldwide try to answer these questions. We know today there is within the universe is a mysterious glue: Dark Matter. We know that it is out there. But we have no idea...

Europe to the Stars

UWSP | Science Building 2001 Fourth Avenue, Stevens Point, WI

Europe to the Stars takes the viewer on an epic journey behind the scenes at the most productive ground-based observatory in the world, revealing the science, the history, the technology and the people. Discover the European Southern Observatory in a story of cosmic curiosity, courage and perseverance; a story of observing a Universe of deep mysteries...

Seeing! A Photon’s Journey Across Space, Time, and Mind

UWSP | Science Building 2001 Fourth Avenue, Stevens Point, WI

Follow the journey of a single photon as it is produced in a distant star, before travelling across the vast expanse of space to land on someone's retina. This fulldome planetarium show explores some of the fascinating processes of the cosmos, from astrophysics to the biology of the eye and brain. Funded through a generous...

Sunstruck

UWSP | Science Building 2001 Fourth Avenue, Stevens Point, WI

Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away. The Allen F. Blocher Planetarium is located in the Science Building, 2001 Fourth Avenue, on the UW-Stevens...

Unveiling the Invisible Universe

For thousands of years the humans observed the light coming from the night sky with their eyes. In the beginning of the 17th century, the invention of the telescope by Galileo revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe. Finally, in the 20th century with the advent of rockets, it became possible to go above the earth's...

Fragile Planet: Earth’s Place in the Universe

UWSP | Science Building 2001 Fourth Avenue, Stevens Point, WI

Fragile Planet combines scientific visualization with movie-making magic, highlighting Earth's special place in the universe as the only known haven for life. Develop a renewed appreciation for our fragile planet through the lens of astronomy, as Sigourney Weaver guides audiences on an immersive excursion that explores a universe filled with the possibility of life. Fragile Planet starts...

Back to the Moon for Good

UWSP | Science Building 2001 Fourth Avenue, Stevens Point, WI

The show, narrated by Tim Allen, starts by presenting the history of lunar exploration over more than half a century. The landers and orbiters taught us about the Moon's composition, geology, and formation. The Google Lunar XPRIZE was designed to democratize space and create new opportunities for human and robotic presence on the Moon. We...

The Hot and Energetic Universe

UWSP | Science Building 2001 Fourth Avenue, Stevens Point, WI

The Hot and Energetic Universe uses immersive visualizations and real images to present the achievements of the modern astronomy, the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories, the basic principles electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to the High Energy Astrophysics (HEA). HEA reveals processes in a hot and violent universe as it probes the hot...

Forward! To the Moon!

UWSP | Science Building 2001 Fourth Avenue, Stevens Point, WI

We are the Artemis generation! We're going back to the Moon for scientific discovery, economic benefits, and inspiration for a new generation of explorers: the Artemis Generation. Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters launches us on a journey beyond the Earth towards a sustainable future in space. NASA's 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon Goddess and...