Why does Earth offer such an exciting range of mostly habitable climate conditions when its sister planet Venus is a hellish nightmare? ‘Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth’s Climate Engine’ has the amazing answer to this and other questions as it joins the summer lineup of nine programs now playing at the Faulkner Planetarium.
Planetarium manager Rick Greenawald says, “This show will challenge audiences to look at the big picture of our planet. When we debate global climate change, many people cite local or regional temperatures and weather trends on a very short time scale of weeks or months. Actually, the entire planet is interconnected, and not always in the most obvious ways. Life does affect the Earth’s climate. I think people will be truly amazed by this program.”
Each showing of ‘Dynamic Earth’ will be followed by a live sky tour presented on the planetarium dome by the show presenter, which will include tips on where to look for planets, constellations, and other celestial objects visible to the unaided eye.
The show will run at 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays as well as at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday evenings beginning Aug. 5. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students with valid student ID. Children under 2 will be admitted free.
Other shows at the Faulkner Planetarium in August are: Back to the Moon for Good; Flight of the Butterflies; Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum; Solar Quest; Earth, Moon, and Sun; One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure; Perfect Little Planet; and Pink Floyd: The Wall. For more information about show times and other attractions at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science, please call 732-6655 or visit www.csi.edu/herrett.