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Cosmic Castaways

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

There are places in the Universe where the night sky has no constellations. No Orion, no Saucepan. Nothing but a few lonely, far away stars and some faint, ghostly patches of light. Almost all stars lie within the crowded boundaries of huge galaxies, travelling with their brothers and sisters as a vast galactic family. But...

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Sunstruck!

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

Heliophysics is the main component of the Sunstruck! planetarium show. It includes information on the sun, parts/layers, space weather and its impact on Earth. With amazing footage from NASA heliophysics missions, the audience should gain an enhanced understanding of the Sun and how it impacts our world. *Recommended for all audiences Admission There is no...

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Making of a Star and Her Entourage

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

The Making of a Star and Her Entourage traces the evolution of humankind’s understanding of the universe. Discover the long journey beginning with the Earth-centered model of the universe in which the Sun was considered a planet to our current understanding that the Sun is a star centered in the Solar System and is one...

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

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

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...

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Out There – The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

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

For thousands of years, humankind thought that the Earth was the center of the universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are not special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way....

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From Earth to the Universe

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

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths, and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the universe may well be humanity's oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos....

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The Hot and Energetic Universe

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

The planetarium documentary “The Hot and Energetic Universe” presents with the use of Immersive Visualizations and real images 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.  This full dome film immerses viewers in real life...

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IBEX- The Search for the Edge of the Solar System

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

Join scientists who are investigating the boundary between our Solar System and the rest of our galaxy in IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System. Designed for visitors with an appreciation for the challenges of space science and a desire to learn more about science research, IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar...

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Forward! To the Moon!

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

NASA’s 21st century Artemis program, named after the Greek moon goddess and twin of Apollo, is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of color on the surface of the Moon. Using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, NASA uses what...

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