Visit 'Dynamic Earth' via planetarium shows
CONCORD — Take a look at the “Dynamic Earth” at 3 p.m. Friday or in daily noon-time planetarium shows Saturday through Sunday, March 5, at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discover Center, 2 Institute Drive.
The screenings are planned in conjunction with school vacation, when the center will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
“Dynamic Earth” explores the inner workings of Earth’s great life support system: the global climate. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced computer simulations, the production follows a trail of energy that flows from the sun into the interlocking systems that shape the climate: the atmosphere, oceans and the biosphere.
Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.
In addition, planetarium shows at the center will include “The Little Star That Could” at 11 a.m.; “Black Holes” at 1 p.m.; “Tonight’s Sky” at 2 p.m. and “Impact Earth” at 3 p.m.
Visitors will be able to explore meteorites, learn about asteroids and comets and find out what happens when rocks from space strike the Earth in the new traveling exhibition “Great Balls of Fire.”
For information, visit starhop.com or call 271-STAR (7827).