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“Discover the Stars”
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.
“A Part of the Sky Called Orion” looks at how three different ancient cultures looked at the same part of the sky we may know as the Greek constellation Orion. The show focuses on the Greek, Egyptian, and Inupiaq cultures along with their different star stories and images using the night sky. It is a treat for the whole family with wonderful art, music and storytelling.
The show was produced in-house by Bays Mountain Productions and designed to look at the big ideas that have guided human understanding of the cosmos and its patterns in the sky.
The show will be followed by a tour of our current night sky using our stunning Carl Zeiss Starmaster ZKP-4 star projector.
Tickets are $5.00 per person. Children ages 5 and under will be given a free pass with a paying adult.
Park Association members enjoy free passes!
Tickets are available on the day of the program and can only be purchased at the gift shop.
Group rates to regularly scheduled public shows are $4.00 per person. The group must have at least 15 people, including children of all ages, and no other discounts may be used with group rates. Groups must make reservations in advance by calling 423-229-9447. The tickets will be released if not purchased within 30 minutes of show time.