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Two Small Pieces of Glass

UAA Planetarium
3101 Science Circle, Anchorage, AK
Friday, May 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM (AK)

Presented by UAA Planetarium Manager, Omega Smith

Engaging and appealing to audiences of all ages, Two Small Pieces of Glass is a fulldome show that traces the history of the telescope from Galileo's modifications to a child's spyglass-using two small pieces of glass-to the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers through out the last 400 years.

While looking through the astronomer's telescope, the students, along with the planetarium audience, explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn's rings, and spiral structure of galaxies. During their conversation with the astronomer, they also learn about the discoveries of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Hubble and many others.

"Two Small Pieces of Glass" is one hour long consisting of a fulldome film and live presentation by a UAA astronomer. Ticket reservations are available online only at Remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the door on the day of the show. The planetarium will open for seating 30 minutes before the start of each show. You must be in the theater 10 minutes before the show starts. Reserved seats will be released after this time to stand-by customers. There is no entry after the show begins.

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Ticket Options

General Public

Online ticket sales ended on 5/18/2018 at 5:00 PM (AK)

UAA Planetarium Member

Online ticket sales ended on 5/18/2018 at 5:00 PM (AK)

Event Location
3101 Science Circle Anchorage 99508 AK

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