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.