Planetarium Public Show: The Sun, Our Living Star | Astronomy

Planetarium Public Show: The Sun, Our Living Star

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 2:00pm
UNT Sky Theater

Have you ever looked up into the nighttime sky and wondered if there was anyone out there among the stars? Join us at the UNT Sky Theater as we examine the possibility of Life on another planet in our new immersive video and sound experience called, "Are We Alone?"

The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived.

It is our nearest star and our planet's powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life.

The passage of the Sun's fiery disc across the sky -- day by day, month by month -- was the only way to keep track of time for countless past civilisations.

Don't be fooled by the terminology; although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined.

Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun's violent surface in immersive fulldome format.

Show length: 25 minutes

Students (with ID)/Children <12: $3

UNT Employees/Senior Citizens: $4

Adults: $5

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