TWIN FALLS, ID -Throughout history, humans have explored the universe with our eyes: fantastic tools, but limited in their reach. The invention of the telescope in the early Seventeenth Century extended our vision, but only within the narrow sliver of the electromagnetic spectrum comprising visible light. Unseen Universe, the newest show coming to the Faulkner Planetarium, details the revolution that has unfolded from interconnected telescopes on the ground, and space borne observatories that explore the multitude of energies that the cosmos send earthward.
John Billingsley (Star Trek: Enterprises "Dr. Phlox") narrates a journey of discovery to see the universe in a new light, including radio, infrared, ultraviolet, and gamma rays, allowing astronomers to unlock the full nature of stars, nebulae, galaxies, and black holes in unprecedented detail.
Planetarium Manager Rick Greenawald notes that this show, unlike most others at the Faulkner Planetarium, will only be offered in a limited, three-month run. "Once the three months is up, this show will be gone, so don't miss your chance to see it," Greenawald recommends.
Unseen Universe October and November show times will be determined as those months approach.
Admission prices to the planetarium are $6 adults (18-59), $5 seniors (60+), $4 children (2-17) and CSI students with a valid student ID, and children under age 2 will be admitted free.
Located in the Berrett Center for Arts and Sciences on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, ID, the Faulkner Planetarium is the state's premiere planetarium. Public shows are offered on Tuesday and Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons and evenings throughout the academic year. Expanded public show schedules are offered during the summer and holiday season.
For more information, including show schedules, program descriptions, movie trailers, and coming attractions, visit the Berrett Center's web page at http://www.herrett.csi.edu.