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Summer Sampler in the Vis Lab

By Joe Eakin on May 23, 2013

Starting Tuesday, June 4 the Ho Tung Visualization Lab will give a sampling of shows on Tuesday & Friday evenings at 6:15 pm & 7:15 pm with  different shows each week.   Each week, the 6:15 showing will be more kid friendly with the 7:15 show aimed toward older audiences.   Admission is free and open to all.

The schedule will be as follows:

Tuesday, June 4 6:15 pm – Astronaut
7:15 pm – Dawn of the Space Age
Friday,  June 7 6:15 pm – Astronaut
7:15 pm – Dawn of the Space Age

Tuesday, June 11 6:15 pm – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
7:15 pm – Invaders of Mars
Friday,  June 14 6:15 pm – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
7:15 pm – Invaders of Mars

Tuesday, June 18 6:15 pm – The Little Star That Could
7:15 pm – Extreme Planets
Friday,  June 21 6:15 pm -The Little Star That Could
7:15 pm – Extreme Planets

Tuesday, June 25 6:15 pm – Two Small Pieces of Glass
7:15 pm – Violent Universe
Friday, June 28 6:15 pm – Two Small Pieces of Glass
7:15 pm – Violent Universe

Tuesday, July 2 6:15 pm – Season Reasons Show
7:15 pm – Sea Monsters
Friday, July 5      6:15 pm – Season Reasons Show
7:15 pm – Sea Monsters

Tuesday, July 9 6:15 pm – Life: A Cosmic Story
7:15 pm – Natural Selection
Friday, July 12    6:15 pm –  Life: A Cosmic Story
7:15 pm – Natural Selection

July 16 – August 1 – Vis Lab Closed for the Digistar Users Group Conference.

 

 


Reunion Weekend Schedule

By Joe Eakin on May 13, 2013
Thursday, May 30th:
2:30 pm – Astronaut
5:00 pm – Dawn of the Space Age
Friday, May 31st:
9:00 am – Making of a Star
10:15 am – People and the Sky by Professor Anthony F. Aveni
2:00 pm – Astronaut
4:00 pm – Dawn of the Space Age
Saturday, June 1st:
2:45 pm – Violent Universe
5:00 pm – Seven Wonders
Sunday, June 2nd:
11:00 am – Making of a Star
Descriptions are below:

People and the Sky

Tony Aveni, Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of astronomy and anthropology and Native American studies
With the help of the Ho Tung Visualization Lab, we’ll fly around the ancient world, from Beijing to Tenochtitlan, and learn how ancient cultures followed the mandate they saw in the sky as a way of constructing their cities and living their lives.
(Visualization Laboratory, 401 Robert H.N. Ho Science Center)

Astronaut

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavour that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut?

Astronaut, the latest immersive planetarium show to be created by the National Space Centre, takes you from Earth into space… and beyond. Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to travelling through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.
Presented in stunning high definition 360 degree full dome video and explosive surround sound, Astronaut is an experience like nothing on Earth.
Astronaut is supported by: NASA NY Space Grant, Department of Physics & Astronomy, C.O.V.E., the Upstate Institute, and the Department of Biology.

Dawn of the Space Age

Relive the excitement of the early days of space exploration, from the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of man’s first steps into space. Who were the men and women who took part in these death-defying days? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore in Dawnof the Space Age

Making of a Star and Her Entourage

This is the Ho Tung Visualizaiton Lab’s first full dome production. Learn the origins of Astronomy that led to modern day discoveries of the births of stars. Witness the making of a star out of cloud of gas and dust and discover current research being coducted with the Chandra X-Ray Telescope.

Seven Wonders

Turn back the pages of time and witness the ancient wonders of the world as they appeared thousands of years ago. Travel to Egypt to visit the Lighthouse of Alexandria and the Great Pyramids, to Persia to see the original Mausoleum, to Babylon to explore the fabled Hanging Gardens, to Greece to tour the Temples of Zeus and Artemis, and to Rhodes to stand in the shadow of the towering Colossus. We will investigate the theories of how these wonders were created, and get a glimpse of some of the universe’s greatest wonders.

Violent Universe

The beauty of a starlit sky conceals the violent forces at work within our universe. From the upheaval of a giant star that explodes to release its material into space, to a future encounter between the Earth and a large asteroid that is too close for comfort, we will witness the forces that hold the universe together and occasionally try to rip it apart. Narrated by Patrick Stewart of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men films.

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