Presented by UAA Physicist, Dr. Nathaniel Hicks
Explore the sun in all its glory in this fulldome show. Sunstruck takes us on a journey to discover the wonders of our magnificent sun and investigate how our star has supported life on Earth for millennia. This program includes information on the structure of our sun, the source of its energy, and how solar activity impacts our world.
Dr. Nathaniel Hicks is an assistant professor of physics at UAA, and he conducts NSF-funded research on experimental and computational plasma physics and fusion energy science. He also mentors a large and growing multidisciplinary group of UAA undergraduate researchers working with him on topics including new ways to trap and study plasma, plasma sources and space thrusters, atmospheric pressure plasma for medical treatment, and auroral simulations. He also works to expand opportunities for students of all ages to learn about physics and STEM topics in Southcentral Alaska.
"Sunstruck" is one hour in length, featuring a 21-minute show followed by a live presentation. Ticket reservations are available online only at http://UAATix.com. 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.
For more information, or to learn how to become a UAA Planetarium member please visit http://uaa.alaska.edu/planetarium.