Robert Goddard Planetarium 1011 N Richardson Roswell, NM
The Incredible Sun
Every second the Sun emits 1 million times more energy than the world consumes every year. Where does such a huge amount of power come from? Discover our star through the breathtaking timelapses. Thanks to the real images taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory and processed by advanced mathematical methods, you will experience the true nature of the Sun and find out that it is far from being as calm as it seems at first glance.
This NASA-funded fulldome show about the captivating northern lights. The show teaches about the causes of the aurorae and how humans who live beneath their shimmering light are inspired by what they see. The central section of the show discusses the geophysical effect of living with a star, and what role solar outbursts play in creating the aurorae. This show melds science and technology with literature and a multicultural look at the aurorae. It teaches geophysics and earth science while giving your audiences a look at the dazzling aurorae through the eyes of scientists, photographers and local inhabitants who share their traditional views of this phenomenon.
Saturdays at 2:30 pm on December 1, 15
Tuesday at 7 pm on December 11
Wednesdays at 2:30 pm on December 5, 19
Admission:$5: Adults, $3: Children
Located at 1011 N Richardson. For more information call 575-624-6744 x 23.