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Chasing the Ghost Particle

UAA Planetarium
Friday, Apr 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM (AK)

Presented by UAA Physicist, Dr. Katherine Rawlins

Deep in the ice at the heart of Antarctica, IceCube, the biggest and strangest detector in the world waits for mysterious messengers from the cosmos. Scientists are using tiny and elusive particles called neutrinos to explore the most extreme places in the universe. These ghostly neutrinos give us an exclusive way to study powerful cosmic engines like exploding stars and black holes.

In this 30-minute show, stunning simulations of the most energetic places in our universe, and the galaxies around us, are the prelude to a thrilling journey inside IceCube, looking for traces of neutrino collisions in the ice. From one of the most remote locations on Earth to the unexplored regions of the cosmos, Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe will take you on a journey you won't forget.

"Chasing the Ghost" is one hour long consisting of a fulldome film and live presentation by UAA Physicist, Dr. Katherine Rawlins. Dr. Rawlins has been involved with the Ice Cube projects doing research and event "wintering-over" at the South Pole.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://www.uaa.alaska.edu/planetarium/.

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Ticket TypePrice
General Public
$10.00
UAA Student (6 Credits)
$5.00
UAA Faculty/Staff/Alumni
$10.00
Youth (12 and under)
$5.00
Adult
$10.00

UAA Planetarium Member

Ticket TypePrice
General Public
$0.00
UAA Student (6 Credits)
$0.00
UAA Faculty/Staff/Alumni
$0.00
Youth (12 and under)
$0.00
Adult
$0.00

Event Location
3101 Science Circle Anchorage, AK 99508

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