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The Dark Sky Caravan was a big success! This photo was taken by ©Travis Novitsky during our visit to Grand Portage.
Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series
The Kavli Lecture Series offers you the chance to hear from experts around the world as we stream their presentations live in our full-dome theater. The presentations are made possible through a partnership with the Adler Planetarium and the Kavli Foundation.
Presenter: Dr. Shane Larson
Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Title: "The Cosmos in a Heartbeat"
Time: Friday at 7:30pm CST
About the Lecture
A human lifetime is more than a hundred billion times shorter than the current age of the Universe. Whether you are a professional astronomer, or a casual backyard stargazer, you have only a few decades to drink it all in—to wonder how it works and how you got here.
The cosmos is full of strange happenings that we sometimes are lucky enough to witness because we happened to be paying attention to the stories the Universe is telling us. These tales are carried on bursts of light, showers of sub-atomic particles, and the faint whisperings of gravity, and every day that passes, we’re getting better at deciphering them.
In our lifetimes, we will only ever have a glimpse of the cosmos. But that glimpse is enough to transform our perceptions in dramatic ways and to answer the oldest questions we have about what the Universe is doing all around us
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Dark Sky Caravan
Thanks to all our partners and participants that helped make the Dark Sky Caravan events a success!
We took the GeoDome mobile planetarium and our telescopes on a trip up the North Shore and beyond from August 11-18 to celebrate the dark skies we enjoy here in northern Minnesota.
Each day, we visited a new location to take advantage of the dark skies and do some serious stargazing.
Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the Milky Way were all visible and we were able to enjoy the Perseid Meteor shower.
Destinations & Times
Free shows were offered in the GeoDome on the half hour from 5 to 11:00 p.m. each day (except where noted).
- Saturday, Aug. 11 – UMD Planetarium
- Sunday, Aug. 12 – Tettegouche Visitor Center
- Monday, Aug. 13 – Birch Grove Community Center, Tofte
- Tuesday, Aug. 14 – Voyager Brewing Company, Grand Marais
- Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Grand Portage Community Center, Grand Portage from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, Aug. 16 - Seagull Lake Community Center, upper trail Gunflint Trail
- Friday, Aug. 17 – Seagull Lake Community Center, upper trail Gunflint Trail
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