Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

 

Overview

Narrated by Academy-Award nominated actor Liam Neeson, Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity brings the current science of black holes to the dome screen. Supported by grants from NASA's high-energy GLAST telescope project and the National Science Foundation, this cutting-edge production features high-resolution, animated visualizations of cosmic phenomena, working with data generated by computer simulations. We'll bring you striking, immersive animations of the formation of the early universe, star birth and death, the collision of giant galaxies, and a simulated flight to a super massive black hole lurking at the center of our own Milky Way Galaxy. From the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

 

Broad topics: humans couldn't understand the universe until technology allowed study of light from stars; light from very distant objects is a "look back" in time because of limit of speed of light; astronomical data can be visualized to aid understanding

 

Recommended Audience

grades 8 - 12, adults


Recorded portion

25 min

 

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