Planetarium and Dome Theater

Our immersive planetarium and full-dome theater is one of the largest and most powerful virtual reality experiences in the world!

Geomagnetic Storms and Auroras - Space Lab

Saturday, March 25, 2017
12:00 pm
Geomagnetic Storms and Auroras - Space Lab

Our live full dome programs utilize Uniview, a visualization and simulation software aimed at presenting and teaching astronomy, astrophysics and earth sciences. Our full dome theater is a large-scale immersive environment, featuring realtime digital planetarium, and large-format cinema.

Geomagnetic Storms and Auroras
Did you know the Sun is invading Earth? Right now it is sending an army of billions; these charged particles are blasted to Earth through a solar wind stream attacking our magnetosphere, also known as Earth’s force field. Join us to find out about the direct electrical connection between the Sun and Earth, learn about geomagnetic storms, and see the dangerous but beautiful light shows they create! This Space Lab was researched by Lani Chau, a Physics Major at Adelphi University.