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BC Planetarium Show- Sunstruck
April 8, 2022 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT
The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky — day by day, month by month — was the only way to keep track of time for countless past civilizations. Don’t be fooled by the terminology; although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined.
There will be a short sky talk after the show.
Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun in this planetarium show. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.
Due to COVID-19, masks are still required in the planetarium. The shows are only open to students at this time and not to the public. The shows are free of charge and no RSVP is necessary.