The planetarium periodically hosts special events that reach beyond the night sky. Special events may invite viewers to navigate a coral reef, travel inside a human cell, or explore the Sistine Chapel.
All special events are presented in the MSUM planetarium, located on campus.
May the Fourth (be with you) & Revenge of the Fifth
Calling all Star Wars fans – you’re not going to want to miss this. May 4th may be known worldwide as Star Wars Day, but the show “Revenge of the Fifth” is a race through the Star Wars universe, complete with movie lore, appearances from the Millennium Falcon, Tattooine, and the Death Star, and real-life examples of some of the places seen in the movies.
May 4, 7 p.m. | May 5, 10 a.m.
Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series presents "Our Planetary Experiment"
Presenter: Dr. Daniel P. Schrag, Professor of Geology, Environmental Science and Engineering, Harvard University; Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment
The increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide due to burning coal, oil and gas represents an unprecedented experiment on the planet Earth. We don’t know exactly how the experiment will unfold, but the history of Earth and its neighboring planets provide hints of what’s to come: Over the next few decades, Earth’s atmosphere will return to a state not seen for millions of years.
The geologic record raises many questions that climate science has yet to answer, and these surprises may expose our greatest vulnerabilities. Taken together, the evidence suggests that the coming century will test the human species like never before, challenging our ingenuity and capacity for innovation as we strive to fend off a global catastrophe.
Read more about Dr. Daniel Schrag | What is the Kavli Foundation?
May 9, 7:30 p.m.