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Newhard Planetarium Announces Upcoming Summer 2024 Shows

University of Findlay’s Newhard Planetarium will host a series of shows scheduled for the summer of 2024. These shows are designed to engage and educate audiences of all ages about the wonders of our universe. Each event will take place […] The post Newhard Planetarium Announces Upcoming Summer 2024 Shows appeared first on Findlay Newsroom.

Josh Eilola Posted On June 17, 2024

University of Findlay’s Newhard Planetarium will host a series of shows scheduled for the summer of 2024. These shows are designed to engage and educate audiences of all ages about the wonders of our universe. Each event will take place on Friday evenings from 6-6:30 p.m., and entry is by donation. Reservations are required and must be made by 2 p.m. on the day of the event. Reservations can be made on the Newhard Planetarium webpage.

Showtimes:

  1. “Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter”
  • Date: Saturday, June 21, 2024

“Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter” gives planetarium visitors an overview of this elusive part of our universe that has yet to be physically documented. Dark matter is believed to make up 27% of the universe, but what exactly is it, and why can’t we find it? The film explains the theory of dark matter and showcases the indirect evidence collected by astronomers like Vera Rubin.

  1. “Back to the Moon: For Good”
  • Date: Friday, June 28, 2024

“Back to the Moon for Good” is a full-dome planetarium show that chronicles the international teams competing in the Google Lunar XPRIZE. Narrated by Tim Allen, the show highlights the race to be the first citizen-led project to land a robot on the Moon and conduct scientific research.

  1. “Cosmic Recipe: Setting the Periodic Table”
  • Date: Saturday, July 12, 2024

Explore the world of chemistry with “Cosmic Recipe: Setting the Periodic Table.” This engaging show connects the minuscule atoms to the massive stars, explaining how the physical worlds of the small and large interact. Inspired by Carl Sagan’s famous words, this show delves into the universe’s fundamental elements.

  1. “Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter”
  • Date: Saturday, July 19, 2024

Join Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters as she launches us on a journey beyond Earth toward a sustainable future in space. This show highlights NASA’s Artemis program, the next step in our mission to explore the universe.

  1. “Sizing Up Space”
  • Date: Friday, July 26, 2024

Come and explore the vastness of space and the scale of the universe in “Sizing Up Space.” This show offers a fascinating perspective on the immense sizes and distances that characterize our cosmos.

For more information and to reserve your spot, please visit the Newhard Planetarium’s webpage.

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