Planetarium Show - Fragile Planet

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Primary Image: 
Deforestation in Madagascar, as seen from space
Time Slots: 
12:30
14:30
16:30
Long Description: 

Fragile Planet gives audiences an astronaut’s view of Earth, highlighting Earths unique regions. The journey then continues to the Moon, Mars, and beyond the Milky Way to search for habitats that might hostextraterrestrial life. The show’s theme — that Earth is the only known haven for life, and thus is important to protect — echoes the themes of biodiversity and sustainability.   

The visual foundation of the show lies in scientific visualization. From the high-resolution satellite imagery of Earth, the positions of galaxies more than 50 million light years distant, the three-dimensional terrain of Valles Marineris on Mars to the locations of extrasolar planetary systems in interstellar space, everything audiences will see in this award-winning show has a basis in astronomers’ best understanding of the Universe.

Summary: 
Earth, our only known haven for life, inhabits a special place in the cosmos. But how special? Develop a renewed appreciation for our fragile planet through the lens of astronomy.
Date: 
Repeats every week every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Fri May 31 2013 except Mon Mar 25 2013, Tue Mar 26 2013, Wed Mar 27 2013, Thu Mar 28 2013, Fri Mar 29 2013, Mon Apr 01 2013, Tue Apr 02 2013, Wed Apr 03 2013, Thu Apr 04 2013, Fri Apr 05 2013, Thu Apr 18 2013, Tue May 07 2013, Wed May 08 2013, Thu May 09 2013, Mon May 27 2013. Also includes Tue Sep 03 2013, Wed Sep 04 2013, Thu Sep 05 2013.
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 12:30
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 12:30
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 12:30
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 12:30
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 12:30
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 12:30
Monday, March 11, 2013 - 12:30
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 12:30
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 12:30
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 12:30
Friday, March 15, 2013 - 12:30
Monday, March 18, 2013 - 12:30
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:30
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 12:30
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 12:30
Friday, March 22, 2013 - 12:30
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 12:30
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 12:30
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 12:30
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 12:30
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 12:30
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 12:30
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 12:30
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 12:30
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 12:30
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 12:30
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 12:30
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 12:30
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 12:30
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 12:30
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 12:30
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 12:30
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 12:30
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 12:30
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 12:30
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 12:30
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 12:30
Monday, May 13, 2013 - 12:30
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 12:30
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 12:30
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 12:30
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 12:30
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 12:30
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 12:30
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 12:30
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 12:30
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 12:30
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 12:30
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 12:30
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 12:30
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 12:30
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 12:30
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 12:30
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 12:30
Administrative Notes: 
REPERTORY SCHEDULE starting 3/1/13 - FP alternates with EQ on hourly cycle weekdays through 5/24/13 (start of Summer schedule), then on 45-min cycle through Labor Day. Change in B-show (FP) anticipated in Fall 2013