Wednesday, July 31, 2 p.m.
Sponsored by Elks Lodge 258
Solar Quest - Carnegie Science Center will be bringing a program that is out of this world!
“Solar Quest” is a full dome planetarium short feature that demonstrates how the Sun and Earth are interconnected and that we are “Living with a Star.”
High quality animations display solar phenomena such as fusion and light energy as well as solar surface features and events. Granules, solar flares and coronal mass ejections are highlighted.
The show discusses the impacts of space weather and how the Earth’s atmosphere and magnetic field protects all life on Earth.
“Solar Quest” features the role of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and how scientists are using it as a way to help identify and predict severe space weather. Actual videos of the Sun from SDO are used where the audience can actually see the large amount of energy being released.
“Solar Quest” was produced by the Buhl Planetarium.