RMSC: May Friday Starry Nights – Solar Superstorms
May 13, 2022@7:30 pm
$5 – $6
A fury is building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas. What’s driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth? Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star.
Solar Superstorms is a major new production that takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: Coronal Mass Ejections.
The show features one of the most intensive efforts ever made to visualize the inner workings of the sun, including a series of groundbreaking scientific visualizations computed on the giant new supercomputing initiative, Blue Waters, based at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois.
Brace yourself for the onslaught of the next… Solar Superstorm.
Recommended for age 8 and above.
For your safety, we have set up the following guidelines: – The lobby and planetarium will open 30 minutes before the show begins. – The show is available with an e-ticket only – no tickets will be sold onsite.