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Embark on a journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe. What is a black hole? Where do they come from? Where do they go? Witness the bending of light, skewing of perception, and the dizzying descent into a black hole. Explore the latest scientific knowledge on black holes in a show that is visually immersive and very exciting.
This show incorporates some of the most visually stunning three-dimensional effects ever created for the planetarium. Add to that a sound effects track and 5.1 surround sound mix by George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound Studios and you have an incredible sensory experience.
What you can't see will amaze you! Narrated by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, this immersive planetarium show features exquisite renderings of enigmatic cosmic phenomena and spectacular scenes in deep space. Dark Universe plunges audiences into two of today's biggest cosmic mysteries-dark matter and dark energy. Hurtle through Jupiter's atmosphere, sail out to the far reaches of space, and be there for the birth of our own galaxy as you explore how our understanding of the Universe has evolved.
Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into our atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere. Audiences ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. Narrated by Liam Neeson.
Enjoy this LIVE show for stargazers of all ages. Practice finding constellations, planets, the moon, meteor showers and the Milky Way band everything you might see on the next starry night. Then imagine leaving Houston behind for a visit to our George Observatory and on to the darkest skies on Earth. The live action adventure then zooms out to the different planets you can see, past Pluto, and on to the stars of the nearby Pleiades star cluster and into the birth clouds of the Orion Nebula. Watch the Milky Way transform into a barred spiral galaxy within a sea of galaxies. This is a guided tour led by your personal astronomer, beginning with the objects you can see tonight in your own backyard.