FREE Bellevue College Community Planetarium Show: "Black Holes"
DATES: January 6, February 3, and March 2
SHOW TIMES: 7:30 & 8:30 PM
ABOUT "BLACK HOLES":
They lurk in the universe like cosmic dragons, unseen voids with the energy of a million suns. They can devour entire stars, and once in their grasp, nothing, not even light, can escape. Few mysteries in the universe have the power and awe of the black hole. Only now are we on the verge of understanding their true nature. What are they? How are they made? Is the earth in danger of being pulled into one? This show features 3-D simulations of black holes and the strange physical and visual effects they can create. Audiences will also be able to see what it might be like to approach the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, or speculate on the existence of "worm holes," theoretical portholes in space and time.
Join us in the Willard Geer Planetarium at Bellevue College to view the show "Black Holes" and stay to take a brief tour of the night sky using our state-of-the-art Digistar 3 planetarium projector. Each show will last approximately 55 minutes.
RESERVED SEATS: Forty five (45) seats for each show will be released on Brown Paper Tickets (this website) ONE WEEK in advance of each show date starting at 8 AM. There is a limit of 5 seats per reservation.
When you make a reservation your name will be added to our reserved seat list. There are NO physical tickets for free shows.
WAITLIST: If you are unable to reserve tickets online, you may sign up for the waitlist outside of the planetarium (Room B244) starting at 7:00 PM the night of each show. All remaining seats in the planetarium (approximately 15 per show) will be given out to those on the waitlist on a first-come, first served basis.
This show is not appropriate for kids under the age of eight.
No food or drink is allowed in the planetarium.
Because the room is dark during the show, there is NO late admission.
The Geer Planetarium at Bellevue College is the only community college planetarium in Washington state. The planetarium's Digistar 3 projector can accurately reproduce the night sky any time of the year or night at any location within 900 light years of the Sun. It can show the stars position in three dimensions, and allow realistic journeys through space.
Free community planetarium shows at the Geer Planetarium are sponsored by the Science and Math Institute (SAMI) at Bellevue College.
Questions? Contact Joan Wong at 425-564-2323.
Geer Planetarium at Bellevue College (View)
3000 Landerholm Cir. SE, Room B244
Bellevue, WA 98007
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|