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Staerkel Planetarium premieres "Dynamic Earth"

New fulldome show takes audiences on trip into Earth's climate system

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College will premiere a new fulldome show called Dynamic Earth on the September 5–6 weekend, at 8 p.m. both nights.  

Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications on the UI campus, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere.
Audiences will 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.

Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students, seniors and kids under 12, all sold at the door. For a full schedule of planetarium programs, call the show hotline at 217/351-2446 or visit the planetarium website.  

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