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Note that our Saturday morning shows are not held every week. Check the calendar below for specific dates. The full-dome shows on Saturdays that accompany the introduction/sky tour are produced by Space Update, Inc. You can see previews of the shows listed on their shows page here.

 

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Saturday kids' show: "It's About Time"

Saturday Oct 19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Some day our children may travel to orbit in a Space Elevator. Some day we may use a Time Telescope to watch the Big Bang, the birth and death of a star, or an explosion on the Sun. Explore these wonderful inventions from the "science future" as you discover the many clocks that keep time in the Universe!

It's About Time takes you up from the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro to an orbiting geosynchronous space station. As the Earth gets smaller below you, your clocks stay the same, and we view the changes that days and seasons cause on earth.
At the top, look at the wonders of the universe through a major telescope, then see it as it really is today by viewing through a wormhole that shortens the distance that light must travel to get to you.

It's About Time talks about the cycles that rule our planet and our lives, and ends with the entire time since the Big Bang compressed into a single day.