Two New Space Shows at Hayden Planetarium Feature Narrators Tom Hanks & Harrison Ford
The last date listed for Space Shows at Hayden Planetarium was Saturday, May 28, 2011 / 8:30pm.
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Does life exist anywhere else in the universe? Ancient mythologies and contemporary science fiction have presented imaginative possibilities, but how does modern science approach this question? The Search for Life: Are We Alone? begins to answer this intriguing question in a breathtaking space show narrated by Academy Award–nominated actor Harrison Ford.
The breathtaking Passport to the Universe reveals the wonders of our universe in a way never before possible in a planetarium. Narrated by two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, Passport to the Universe treats the audience to realistic close-up views of star fields and planets, taking them on an exhilarating flight through a virtual re-creation of our universe, into the Orion Nebula, out of our galaxy, and deep into intergalactic space. After reaching the edges of our known universe, the tour takes a “virtual shortcut” back to Earth — in a freefall, headlong through a black hole.
The space show in the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space uses state-of-the-art technology to communicate cutting-edge science. A digital video system projects across the theater’s 67-foot-wide hemispheric dome, and every seat has an amazing view.
The Hayden Planetarium is an “immersive environment,” in which you feel as if you’re part of the action taking place on screen. The journey may seem like science fiction, but it is all based on authentic scientific observations, data, and models.