On a clear, dark night, most of us have gazed upon the stars and wondered about all those tiny points of light. Many of us are able to identify different patterns and constellations in the stars. But, what are those tiny points of light? “Discover the Stars” takes viewers beyond a simple observation of the night sky and delves into the fascinating lives of stars.
In “Discover the Stars,” we venture deep into a giant molecular cloud to witness the birth of a new star. When we look up at the night sky, we can see that stars vary in brightness and have many different colors. By exploring the causes of these variations, the program reveals what is similar to all stars and what makes them unique. Stars do not last forever. The program looks at the different ways that stars end their lives and the astronomical wonders that are left behind.
A planetarium show about stars would not be complete without the stunning pinpoint star field of our Carl Zeiss ZKP-4 star projector, which is featured throughout the program and also highlights what is up in our current night sky. “Discover the Stars” will give viewers a deeper understanding and appreciation of the night sky.
Show length ~30-35 min.