Sunday, August 16, 2009

Adler Planetarium - Cosmic Collisions

For those of you who live in the Chicagoland area, or within easy driving distance to Chicago, or if you are planning to visit Chicago soon, I highly recommend a visit to the Alder Planetarium and while you are there make sure to get tickets to see Cosmic Collisions. It was a beautiful twenty-minute presentation on how just chaotic our solar system, galaxy and the universe actually is. A good one for those who believe the universe is "organized" and perfectly made.

Narrated by award-winning actor, director, and producer Robert Redford, Cosmic Collisions launches visitors on an awe-inspiring trip through space and time-well beyond the calm face of the night sky-to explore the hypersonic impacts that drive the continuing evolution of the Universe. This new space show focuses on the full range of collisions, from catastrophic planetary impacts and the merging of massive galaxies to the continual explosions occurring in the center of the Sun and the incessant barrage of small ionized particles in the solar wind ricocheting off Earth's magnetic field creating other-worldly conditions called "space weather."

4 comments:

Andrea said...

But it only looks like a haphazard mess because the Devil is deceiving you, Star! ;)

Stardust said...

Oh yeah, Andrea, how silly of me! LOL

Stardust said...

Or the other made-up reason I heard was "it may look like chaos to us, but Gawd knows what he is doing." (eye roll)

Cole said...

While agree with the non-theist Dr. Exapologist (who use to contribute over at Debunking Christianity) that the fundamental constants are fine-tuned so as to permit the emergence of life, I would also agree that there appears to be chaos in the universe as well. The evidence seems to me to point in more than one direction. This is one of the reasons why I don't think we can prove that theism is true.