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In honor of the 51st anniversary of the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin, explore the dark and mysterious abyss of space with a cocktail in your hand. Meet researchers at UC Berkeley’s Space Science Laboratory studying planetary magnetic fields, supernovas, and black holes that violently drive gas out of their galaxies. Unravel the mysteries of the Sun with hands-on activities at the Surfin’ the Solar Wind booth. Ponder the past, present and future of space exploration during special showings of Dawn of the Space Age in the planetarium. Sound doesn’t travel in space, and for the night, it won’t travel in the piazza either—imagine yourself in the void during a silent disco from the folks at Silent Storm. Music in the coral reef by Space Cowboys.
Buy Tickets to NightLife on April 12th
Enjoy the following planetarium shows this week at NightLife:
6:30, 7:30 & 8:30pm Dawn of the Space Age Produced by Mirage 3d of the Netherlands, "Dawn of the Space Age" begins with the launch of Sputnik and covers important Russian space history as well as the American Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programs. Along the way are glimpses of the Viking mission to Mars and the Voyager mission to the outer planets. The program leads us to the International Space Station, the X-prize winning private space ship and on to future Mars exploration.
Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man's first steps into space. Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavours? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in "Dawn of the Space Age."
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