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Two Small Pieces of Glass

01mar7:00 pm8:00 pmTwo Small Pieces of GlassPlanetarium Showing

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With Two Pieces of Glass, 400 years ago, a simple adjustment to a child’s spyglass revealed for the first time an infinite and perplexing universe to your eyes and imaginations. Join us today, as the world’s great telescopes, born of that serendipitous moment, gaze ever further into the distant past — and into our future. While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe.

This show is recommended for college, general audience, and grades 3-5. The subject areas include optics, astronomy, telescopes, and the history of astronomy.



(Friday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building

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