Mysteries of black holes revealedAround the City Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
One of the world’s greatest space mysteries, black holes, is featured twice in the Reuben H. Fleet’s new February line-up. Feb. 4, a new digital Planetarium show, Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity, debuts at The Fleet using the new state-of-the-art digital GSX™ System just installed. Academy Award-nominated actor Liam Neeson narrates and guides audiences through other-worldly wormholes to experience striking animations of the formation of the early universe, the collision of giant galaxies, the violent death of a star and a simulated flight to a super-massive black hole lurking at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.
On the same day a new exhibition, Black Holes: Space Warps & Time Twists opens at The Fleet. The exhibition is designed like a space mission. Visitors are briefed, issued a Black Holes Explorer ID card and then sent on a journey to the edge of these strange phenomena to discover how the latest research turns science fiction into fact, challenging our notions of space and time in the process. According to The Fleet, “This out of this world exhibition explores what we know, don’t know, and think we know about one of the world’s greatest space mysteries – black holes. These regions in space, sometimes only a few kilometers across, have gravity so powerful that light cannot escape and matter drawn into them is lost forever.”
The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is located in Balboa Park at 1875 El Prado. For more information on the two black hole presentations visit rhfleet.org or call 619-238-1233.
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