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Nov116

GeoDome Network sites join international domecast event

Members of the GeoDome network joined a live domecast hosted by the Adler Planetarium on October 28.  Students and lifelong learners at more than twenty sites around the US—and as far as Ghana and Moscow—accessed world-class science literacy programming in the domecast, part of the Adler’s semi-annual Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series and its mission to take audiences on a journey to the very edges of human knowledge. MIT’s Dr. Nergis Mavalvala presented THE WARPED UNIVERSE: THE 100 YEAR QUEST TO DETECT GRAVITATIONAL WAVES, exploring these tiny ripples in space-time which date as far back in time as the earliest moments after the Big Bang.

Audience members were able to interact and ask Dr Mavalvala their questions in a live Q&A after the talk. Participating GeoDome sites included:

  • Bell Museum of Natural History (Theater and Portal)
  • Casper Planetarium (driven by Elumenati image generating computer)
  • Como Planetarium (Evolver)
  • Ghana Planetarium (driven by Elumenati image generating computer)
  • Mayo High School Planetarium (Evolver)
  • Minnesota State Moorhead (Evolver)
  • NOAA’s WorldViews Network at the Buncombe County STEM High School (Theater)
  • University of Toronto (Theater)
  • University of Minnesota – Duluth (Evolver and Theater)

The Adler Planetarium is grateful to The Kavli Foundation for its generous support of The Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series.