Planetarium Show - Fragile Planet



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Deforestation in Madagascar, as seen from space
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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.

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.
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 11:30
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FOR EARTH DAY (4/22/13): All shows FP, hourly cycle