Phantom of the Universe

Phantom of the Universe is a new planetarium show that showcases an exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. The show is offered to planetariums worldwide free of charge.

The show reveals the first hints of its existence through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the scientist who coined the term “dark matter.” It describes the astral choreography witnessed by Vera Rubin in the Andromeda galaxy and then plummets deep underground to see the most sensitive dark matter detector on Earth, housed in a former gold mine.

From there, it journeys across space and time to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, speeding alongside particles before they collide in visually stunning explosions of light and sound, while learning how scientists around the world are collaborating to track down the constituents of dark matter.

Friday, September 6 at 8:00pm to 9:00pm

More dates through October 11, 2024

Friday, September 13 at 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday, September 20 at 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday, September 27 at 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday, October 4 at 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday, October 11 at 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Planetarium, 125
2201 W Neal St, Commerce, TX 75428

Event Type

Educational, Planetarium Show

Audience

Events for Students, Events for Faculty & Staff, Events for Alumni, Events for General Public, Events for Prospective Students

Department
Planetarium
Contact Name

Steven Allemang

Contact e-mail

Steven.Allemang@tamuc.edu

Contact Phone Number

9034688650

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