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Planetarium Show - "Saturday Kids' show: Earth's Wild Ride"

Saturday Feb 4

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Center for the Sciences Planetarium

Our regular Saturday show especially for kids. "Earth's Wild Ride" imagines Earth as a distant place you once called home but could never visit again. What would you remember most about the planet, and how would you describe it to your grandchildren?

Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and granddaughter and grandson watch a solar eclipse from scenic cliffs overlooking their moon colony. Conversation leads to contrasts between the moon, the only home the granddaughter knows, and the Earth, where the grandfather has spent most of his life. As they watch the Moon's shadow move across Earth, the grandfather tells stories of crashing asteroids, erupting volcanoes, roaring dinosaurs, electrifying lightning and booming thunder.

Adventure and appreciation for home fill this 20-minute journey back to the Earth. Produced in collaboration with Rice University, through NASA's Immersive Earth Project.

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