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From Earth to the Universe

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 immensity of the cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe. Recommended minimum age: 8 yrs old.

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Mayan Archeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe

In a feast of colours and sounds, Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe makes a tour of 6 Mayan temples: San Gervasio, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, Edzná, Palenque and Bonampak where the spectator dives into a Mayan world of knowledge about the importance of the orientations of its temples in relation to the movement of some stars like the Sun, the Moon and Venus. Recommended minimum age: 8 yrs old.

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Oasis in Space

Oasis In Space transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy, and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. With a proven, audience tested story, and an original surround format musical score. Recommended minimum age: 8 yrs old.

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Out There: the Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

We are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed even our wildest expectations - there are planets everywhere! Recommended minimum age: 10 yrs old.

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Phantom of the Universe

Follow the efforts of scientists around the world as they try to unlock the mystery of Dark Matter. Starting with its creation during the Big Bang, the role of dark matter in the formation of galaxies and thus ourselves is explored, highlighting its discovery from its effects on the motions of stars and galaxies. Go thousands of feet below the earth’s surface where teams of scientists are building extremely sensitive experiments to detect the very rare direct interactions of dark matter particles with normal matter. Tour the gigantic CERN laboratory where beams of protons are hurled to gether in head on collisions in an attempt to create new dark matter particles for study. Recommended minimum age: 12 yrs old.

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Seeing!

Ride a photon across the galaxy to your mind's eye and experience how we see. “SEEING!” follows a photon’s creation and journey across the galaxy to a young stargazer’s eye. The viewer follows the photon into the eye, learning the structures of the eye and their functions, prior to taking a ride on the optic nerve. Recommended minimum age: 8 yrs old.

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Solar Superstorms

A fury is building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas. What's driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth? Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star. Recommended minimum age: 12 yrs old.

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Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope

Follow 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 NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. Recommended minimum age: 8 yrs old.

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The Zula Patrol: Down to Earth

While on a routine fossil-hunting expedition, The Zula Patrol turns up evidence that the villainous Deliria Delight has been travelling back in time to Earth’s prehistoric past to illegally dump her company’s toxic trash. The Zula Patrollers must find and catch her before her actions cause catastrophic consequences. In the process, our heroes learn all about the formation and development of Earth, and the life forms who call it home. Recommended minimum age: 4 yrs old.

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