Presented by UAA Biology Professor, Dr. Timothy Hinterberger
SEEING: A Photon’s Journey Across Space and Mind is a full-immersion planetarium program, which uses hemispheric animations and video to teach how human vision works. Imagery from all over the world including humanity, landscapes, skyscapes, wildlife and of space are the backdrop for photo-realistic animations to create the story of a photon’s journey from the belly of a star, across the galaxy, to a young stargazer’s eye. The photon’s journey is completed when it’s energy is converted into an electro-chemical impulse that then travels the neuro pathways of the brain and the various centers that create the image the mind sees.
"Seeing! A Photon's Journey Across Time, Space and Mind" is one hour in length, featuring a 22-minute fulldome film followed by a presentation from scientist or researcher in the field. Ticket reservations are available online only. 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://www.uaa.alaska.edu/planetarium/planetarium.