Title: The Mysteries of the Dark Universe at RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium Delves Into the Latest Scientific Discoveries
Location: RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Date/Time: Opens September 7; Saturdays at 1pm
Admission: Adults $7; Seniors and college students with ID $6; Ages 3–18 $6; RMSC members FREE
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The Mysteries of the Dark Universe at RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium Delves Into the Latest Scientific Discoveries
ROCHESTER, NY—Visitors journey though some of the many puzzling parts of the universe that emit no visible light during The Mysteries of the Dark Universe at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) Strasenburgh Planetarium. Under the dome, attendees explore cutting-edge astronomical research while enjoying stunning images as they settle into the comfort of the reclining seats. This new star show opens to the public on Saturday, September 7.
"When daylight goes away, the rest of the universe comes into view," said Steve Fentress, director, Strasenburgh Planetarium, RMSC. "Now astronomers are finding that darkness, in all its forms, is one of the most important things we can observe about the cosmos."
In the Star Theater, a high-resolution video system surrounds audiences with magnificent images of the dark universe. Velvety black nebulae link generations of stars as they weave through the Milky Way. Audiences discover how planets around other stars show themselves as silhouettes.
During the last 30 years, astronomers have discovered that galaxies are composed mostly of invisible matter, revealed by how it distorts starlight from beyond. Careful measurements show that dark energy is accelerating the expansion of our universe. Back here on Earth, humankind's electric-lighted, 24/7 lifestyle has overshadowed the soothing experience of true darkness at night.
During the second half of the show, the Planetarium's mighty star projector rises on its elevator and an expert live presenter takes audience members on a 360 degree tour of stars, constellations and planets appearing in the real sky this fall and winter.
The Mysteries of the Dark Universe and is recommended for ages 6 years to adult and lasts for 60 minutes. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, college students, and ages 3–18, and free for RMSC members. Beginning September 7, the show is scheduled for 1pm on Saturdays. The complete show schedule is at www.rmsc.org.
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Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester's past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is of the top two most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.