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Planetarium Public Evening: Exploding Universe

Out of devastating events in the cosmos comes new creation.  Explosive phenomena are responsible for the way we see the universe today, and not all of them happen on a grand scale.

When giant stars explode as “supernovas,” they seed the galaxies with heavy elements that make planets and life possible.  Some collisions we’re only just now starting to understand.  For example, when Black Holes collide, they can throw off some of the most energetic particles known, ripping and warping space as they go.  But other “explosions” have profound effects as well, such as the beauty and power of super volcanoes which have contributed to the transformation of our world into the life bearing oasis we now enjoy.  The smallest of explosions, such as the forced impact of high energy particles, can echo the foundational events of the early universe.

As the universe has transformed into the structure we live in now, even the most elementary particles have endured.  This show follows the path of one of these “particles,” a proton, as it participates in nature’s astounding events of rebirth and renewal.

Running Time: 30 minutes

Suitable viewing for all ages

Showtimes: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm

Visit the website for ticket information. The event is free, but seating is limited.

Friday, September 8, 2017 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Planetarium (Statesboro Campus), Planetarium
65 Georgia Ave., Statesboro, GA 30458

Event Type

Outreach / Community Education


College of Science and Mathematics



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