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."
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.