Astronomy

Black Holes

Once in their grasp, nothing can escape.

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About this show

Black Holes: the 10th Anniversary Edition is a completely revisualized show, made in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Einstein's Theory of Relativity and the 10th anniversary of the first Clark Planetarium production of Black Holes. The show tells the story of the science and mathematics that first predicted the existence of Black Holes one hundred years ago and goes on to show how our understanding of Black Holes has developed over the years.

They lurk in the universe like cosmic dragons, unseen voids with the energy of a million suns. They can devour entire stars, and once in their grasp, nothing, not even light, can escape. Few mysteries in the universe have the power and awe of Black Holes. Only now are we on the verge of understanding their true nature. What are they? How are they made? Is the Earth in danger of being pulled into one? 

Designed for all audiences, this full-length production features 3D simulations of Black Holes and the strange physical and visual effects they can create. With the help of science advisors from around the country, audiences will be able to see and feel what it might be like to approach the supermassive Black Hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, or speculate on the existence of “worm holes,” theoretical portholes in space and time.

Specifications

Duration

35 min length

Target Audience

General public, middle and high school level

Technology

Fulldome video of 3D computer animated graphics

Orientation

Unidirectional seating, suitable for concentric seating 

Production

Clark Planetarium | 2016

Languages

English, German, ask for other languages

Technical Data

30 fps and 60 fps, up to 4k, non-stereo, 5.1 surround


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