Science Fact or Science Fiction? + Faster Than Light

Saturday, December 1st noon – 3pm
-Hands-on activities
-Planetarium show: Faster Than Light
-Free admission
-Fun for all-ages

Registration is not required for the hands-on activities, but we recommend reserving your seats for the planetarium show Faster Than Light ahead of time.  Reserve Seats

Faster Than Light

Lasers shoot a futuristic spaceship to accelerate it to high speeds

plays at noon, 12:15, 1:30, 2:15 and 3pm
The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon… is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons. Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to 9 billion Sun-like stars with planets similar to Earth.

Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space?

Faster Than Light! the Dream of Interstellar Flight will dazzle audiences with virtual rides aboard spacecraft of the future. They are based on whole new technologies designed to achieve ultra-high speeds, using exotic next generation rocket fuels and breakthrough concepts in physics. How far can our technology take us?